This workshop is intended for novice users. It provides a basic overview of SPSS for Windows. The focus will be on getting/saving data in common forms, transforming, and merging data files.
- Course Outline
This workshop is intended for novice users. It provides a basic overview of SPSS for Windows. The focus will be on getting/saving data in common forms, transforming, and merging data files. The workshop will introduce SPSS Data Editor; entering secondary data in prevailing types (text files, spreadsheets, MS Access, SPSS system/portable files); defining variable attributes; saving data files; data transformations (and computing with date and string values), data filtering/sub-setting, aggregating; combining files; and SPSS Command Syntax. Version: 17
The SPSS for Windows - An Overview
- [Editor, Output Viewer, Syntax Editor, Help Menu, Toolbar shortcuts]
Entering & Saving Data:
- [From: Keyboard, Text files, Spreadsheets, MS Access tables, SPSS Portable and saved files, saving data as common file types]
~~ [Break 10 minutes] ~~
Defining Variables -The Variable View
- [Defining attributes for numeric and character variables, copying/pasting of attributes in common, Labelled Variables and Procedure’s output]
The Transform menu
- The COMPUTE & RECODE transformation
The Data Menu -
- An overview of what it provides in general (Select Cases, Aggregating Data)
Combining Data files
- Add cases, Add Variables, Match Merge and Table Lookup
Command Syntax (Brief intro)
- Prerequisites & Certificates
Letter of Participation
- Cancellation Policy
Participants who withdraw or fail to find a substitute less than 5 business days before the start of their course will be charged a fee based on the workshop duration as follows:
- $50 --- half-day workshop
- $100 --- one-day workshop
- $150 --- two-day workshop
Participants may withdraw or transfer to a different workshop 5 business days or more before the start of the workshop at no penalty. Individuals must notify the Centre for Continuing Education in writing to withdraw from a workshop.
Substitutions for a paid registration are welcome at anytime. The Centre for Continuing Education reserves the right to substitute qualified instructors due to unforeseen circumstances
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