Legacy SPSS Tutorials

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

CROSSTABULATE DATA


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

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

USE THE ONE-SAMPLE T-TEST


Learn how to test a hypothesis using the one-sample t-test. — run time – 6:01 min

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