Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics is a two day instructor-led classroom course that guides students through the fundamentals of using IBM SPSS Statistics for typical data analysis process. Students will learn the basics of reading data, data definition, data modification, and data analysis and presentation of analytical results. Students will also see how easy it is to get data into IBM SPSS Statistics so that they can focus on analyzing the information. In addition to the fundamentals, students will learn shortcuts that will help them save time. This course uses the IBM SPSS Statistics Base features.

Pre-requisites

This basic course is for students with minimal experience in using IBM SPSS Statistics and students that are:

  • New to using a statistical package for data analysis
  • Considering purchasing IBM SPSS Statistics

High-level Curriculum

Course Assessment

Students will be assessed through 3 random exercises selected from the pool of 11 learning activities covering the following topics:

  • Reading Data
  • Variable Properties
  • Working with the Data Editor
  • Summarizing Individual Variables
  • Modifying Data Values: Recode
  • Modifying Data Values: Compute
  • Describing Relationships Between Variables
  • Selecting Cases
  • Creating and Editing Charts
  • Output in the Viewer
  • Syntax Basics

Assessments will be marked and scores sent to the client after the training.

Course Contents

Lesson 1: Course Introduction

  • Course Objectives
  • About IBM Business Analytics
  • Supporting Materials
  • Course Introduction
  • Course Assumptions
  • References

Lesson 2: Introducing IBM SPSS Statistics

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Basic Steps of Data Analysis
  • Procedure: Running a Basic Analysis
  • Demonstration: Running a Basic Analysis
  • Lesson Summary

Lesson 3: Reading Data

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • The File Menu
  • Reading Excel and Other Spreadsheet Files
  • Procedure: Reading Excel and Other Spreadsheet Files
  • Demonstration: Reading an Excel File
  • Reading Data from Databases
  • Procedure: Reading Data from Databases
  • Demonstration: Reading Data from Databases
  • Reading a Text File
  • Procedure: Reading a Delimited Text File
  • Demonstration: Reading a Delimited Text File
  • Lesson Summary
  • Learning Activity

Lesson 4: Variable Properties

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Variable Properties
  • Use Variable View
  • Steps to Use Variable View
  • Procedure: Use Variable View
  • Demonstration: Use Variable View
  • Results: Use Variable View
  • Define Variable Properties Feature
  • Steps to Use Define Variable Properties
  • Procedure: Use Define Variable Properties
  • Demonstration: Define Variable Properties
  • Save the Data and Variable Properties
  • Procedure: Save a Statistics Data File
  • Demonstration: Save a Statistics Data File
  • View Variable Properties
  • Procedure: Variables Information Dialog
  • Procedure: Display Data File Information
  • Procedure: Display Codebook Tables
  • Demonstration: View Variable Properties
  • Lesson Summary
  • Learning Activity

Lesson 5: Working with the Data Editor

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Enter Data in the Data Editor
  • Steps to Enter Data Values in the Data Editor
  • Procedure: Enter Data Values in the Data Editor
  • Procedure: Spell Checker
  • Demonstration: Enter Data Values in the Data Editor
  • Inserting and Deleting Variables and Cases
  • Procedure: Inserting and Deleting Variables and Cases
  • View Values for Multiple Variables: Split Screen
  • Procedure: View Values for Multiple Variables: Split Screen
  • Demonstration: Inserting, Deleting Variables and Split Screen
  • Working with Multiple Datasets
  • Procedure: Working with Multiple Datasets
  • Demonstration: Multiple Datasets Copy and Paste
  • Copy Data Properties Feature
  • Procedure: Copy Data Properties
  • Requesting Copy Data Properties
  • Procedure: Copy Data Properties
  • Demonstration: Copy Data Properties
  • Lesson Summary
  • Learning Activity

Lesson 6: Summarizing Individual Variables

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Definition: Levels of Measurement
  • Summarizing Nominal Variables
  • Requesting Frequencies
  • Procedure: Frequencies for Nominal Variables
  • Demonstration Summarizing a Nominal Variable
  • Summarizing Ordinal Variables
  • Demonstration: Summarizing an Ordinal Variable
  • Summarizing Scale Variables
  • Demonstration: Summarizing a Scale Variable
  • Summarizing Scale Variavles Using Descriptives
  • Requesting Descriptives for Scale Variables
  • Procedure: Descriptives for Scale Variables
  • Demonstration: Descriptives for Scale Variables

Lesson 7: Modifying Data Values: Recode

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Visual Binning
  • Requesting Visual Binning
  • Visual Binning Output
  • Procedure: Visual Binning
  • Demonstration: Visual Binning
  • Recode Into Different Variables
  • Requesting Recode into a Different Variable
  • Recode Output
  • Procedure: Recode into Different Variables
  • Automatic Recode of Variables
  • Requesting Automatic Recode
  • Automatic Recode Output
  • Procedure: Automatic Recode
  • Demonstration: Automatic Recode
  • Lesson Summary
  • Learning Activity

Lesson 8: Modifying Data Values: Compute

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Computing a Variable
  • Requesting Compute Variable
  • Compute Variable Output
  • Procedure: Compute Variable Output
  • Demonstration: Compute Variable
  • Using Functions in Compute Variable
  • Demonstration: Conditional Compute
  • Conditional Compute
  • Demonstration: Conditional Compute
  • Lesson Summary
  • Learning Activity

Lesson 9: Describing Relationships Between Variables

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Requesting a Crosstabulation
  • Output from a Crosstabulation
  • Procedure: Crosstabulation for Categorical Variables
  • Demonstration: Crosstabs
  • Relationships between Scale and Categorical Variables
  • Requesting a Means Procedure
  • Output from Means
  • Procedure: Means
  • Demonstration: Means
  • Lesson Summary
  • Learning Activity

Lesson 10: Selecting Cases

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Selecting Cases
  • Requesting Select Cases
  • Select Cases Output
  • Procedure: Select Cases
  • Demonstration: Select Cases with IF Condition
  • Split File Processing
  • Requesting Split File
  • Split File Output
  • Procedure: Split File
  • Example: Split File
  • Lesson Summary
  • Learning Activity

Lesson 11: Creating and Editing Charts

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • The Chart Builder
  • Procedure: Use the Chart Builder
  • Demonstration: Creating a Pie Chart
  • Bar Charts
  • Procedure: Creating a Bar Chart
  • Demonstration: A Simple Bar Chart for a Categorical Variable
  • Demonstration: A Simple Bar Chart for Scale Variables
  • Demonstration: Bar Chart for the Mean of a Scale Variable by a Categorical Variable
  • Demonstration: Clustered Bar Chart with a Scale Variable
  • Histograms
  • Procedure: Create a Histogram
  • Demonstration: Population Pyramid
  • Editing Charts
  • Procedure: Editing Charts
  • Demonstration: Editing a Bar Chart
  • Lesson Summary
  • Learning Activity

Lesson 12: Output in the Viewer

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • The Viewer
  • Procedure: Navigating in the Viewer
  • Demonstration: Editing Objects in the Viewer
  • Setting Default Viewer Options
  • The Pivot Table Editor
  • Procedure: Editing a Pivot Table
  • Demonstration: Editing a Pivot Table
  • TableLooks
  • Procedure: Create and Apply a TableLook
  • Demonstration: Applying a TableLook
  • Pasting Results to Other Applications
  • Procedure: Pasting Results to Other Applications
  • Demonstration: Pasting a Table to a Word Processor
  • Exporting Results to Other Applications
  • Demonstration: Exporting to Word
  • Lesson Summary
  • Learning Activity

Lesson 13: Syntax Basics

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Syntax Compared to Commands from Menus
  • Pasting From Dialogs to Generate Syntax
  • The Syntax Editor
  • Procedure: Pasting and Running Syntax
  • Demonstration: Pasting and Running Syntax
  • Editing Syntax and Running Edited Syntax
  • Editing Syntax
  • Demonstration: Editing and Running Syntax
  • Demonstration: Syntax Errors
  • Lesson Summary
  • Learning Activity

Lesson 14: Analyzing Multiple Response Questions (Extra)

  • Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Single and Multiple Response Questions
  • Defining Multiple Response Sets
  • Multiple Response Sets for the Multiple Response Procedures
  • Demonstration: Defining a Multiple Response Set
  • Multiple Response Frequencies
  • Multiple Response Frequencies Output
  • Demonstration: Multiple Response Frequencies
  • Multiple Response Crosstabs
  • Demonstration: Multiple Response Crosstabs
  • Lesson Summary

Lesson 15: Course Summary