Unlocking IBM SPSS Statistics

This three part video introduces you to three key aspects of IBM SPSS's functionality: 

  1. Data aquisition and formatting 
  2. Data manipulation and transformation
  3. Data analysis and deployment


Part one

You will learn how to:

  • Read data into SPSS from other sources such as Excel files
  • Format your data and tidying it up for effective analysis
  • Save time by using previously formatted files as templates for your new data file 


Part two

You will learn how to:

  • Get your data ready for analysis
  • Transform your data and create new fields e.g. creating an 'age range' field from date of birth informaton
  • Ways in which you can transform different types of data


Part three

You will learn how to:

  • Summarise your data fields using simple descriptive statistics such as frequency counts, percentages, means, standard deviations and so on
  • Run different kinds of descriptive statistics for different kinds of data
  • Display your data visually via customisable tables
  • Examine the relationships between variables using crosstabs
  • Select different kinds of charts and graphs to represent your data most effectively 
  • Exporting your output in other formats to distribute to people who don't have access to IBM SPSS
  • Using syntax to automate the process of running regular reports and analysis