Below you will find a number of tutorials I created for version 11.5 of SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). Back then I was a doctoral student at American University and earned my income at AU’s Social Science Research Lab. The tutorials are quite old, but I’m proud of them. Plus, they contain stuff that’s still useful.
OPEN DATASETS IN SPSS
Learn how to open datasets that were created in a number of formats: In SPSS, in Excel, in SAS Insight, in a database program like Microsoft Access, or as a delimited text file. — run time – 4: 21 min
CREATE DATASETS FROM SCRATCH
Learn how to build an SPSS dataset from scratch, by entering your own data. — run time – 7:02 min.
RUN DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
Learn how to run descriptive statistics. — run time –3: 24 min
Learn how to crosstabulate data in SPSS. — run time – 3:21 min.
COMPUTE AND RECODE VARIABLES
Learn how to compute a new variable from a variable you have in your dataset and how to recode an existing variable into a new variable. — run time – 5:10 min.
SELECT CASES AND SPLIT THE DATASET
Learn how to select only certain cases for analysis and how to split your dataset into groups. — run time – 5: 29 min.
ESTIMATE THE POPULATION MEAN FROM THE SAMPLE MEAN
Learn how to estimate the unknown population mean from the known sample mean. — run time – 4:16 min.
THE LOGIC AND COMPUTATION OF CHI SQUARE
Learn how to run Chi Square, in three parts. — run time – 1:59 min / 3:59 min / 6:07 min
USE THE ONE-SAMPLE T-TEST
Learn how to test a hypothesis using the one-sample t-test. — run time – 6:01 min