1 1 Lecture 1 Introduction to SPSS 2 What is SPSS ? S tatistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) ? SPSS has been the most commo n ly used program for quantitative data analysis in the so cial scien ces. ? It provides a powerf ul statistical analysis and data management system. 2 3 What is SPSS ? SPSS can take data fro m almost any typ e of file and use them to generate tabulated report s, chart s , a n d plots of distrib u tions and trends, descriptive statistics, and complex statistical analysis. ? SPSS make s sta t istical a nalysis convenient for the experienced user and approachable for the beginner. 4 Using SPSS ? G etting Started with SPSS ? O pen a Data File ? SPSS Windows ? B asic Data File Structure ? S ourc e s and Organization of Data ? C reating and Editing a Data File 3 5 Using SPSS ? D efine Data ? I nsert and select Case/Variable ? I mport Data ? D ata Analysis ? D ata Process and Trans formation 6 Getting Started with SPSS 4 7 After starting Windows, double clicking on the SPSS icon . Or From the Start menu choose: Programs > SPSS for Windows > SPSS for Windows. 8 When “SPSS 11.0 for windows” is first entered the display will be similar to Figure 1 below 5 9 ? SPSS is a Windows package. The Data Editor displays the contents of the w orking data file. Each window has its own toolbar. When you put the mouse c ursor on a tool, a brief description of the tool pops up. 10 Main Menu ? SPSS for Windows is menu driven. Most of the features are accessed by selections from the menus. The main menu bar contains 10 menus are similar to other Windows applications, e.g. Microsoft Excel. 6 11 To define Toolbars, t o change Fonts, Grid Lines, Value Lab e ls. View To m odify or copy text from the output or syntax windows. Edit To c