By Eric L. Einspruch

An Introductory consultant to SPSS® for Windows®, moment Edition develops SPSS talents utilizing pattern courses illustrating tips to behavior the analyses as a rule lined in an introductory statistics direction. during the publication, facts are analyzed and SPSS output are interpreted within the context of study questions. Boldface textual content is used to point operations or offerings the reader might want to make whilst operating SPSS. routines also are incorporated, with ideas supplied within the appendix. This Second variation has been up-to-date to SPSS model 12.0, and comprises new SPSS positive aspects, together with how you can recode information utilizing the visible Bander and the way to learn textual content facts utilizing the textual content Import Wizard.

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Sgt,” and click the Open button to apply to template to the new chart. Now close the Chart Editor window and return to the Viewer window. DESIGNATING A WINDOW SPSS allows you to have more than one output window open at a time. ) window, from the File pulldown menu, select New, and then Output. Since SPSS can work with only one active data file at a time, if you choose File, New, Data, it will want to close the current data file and open a new one. Although you can have more than one Viewer window open at a time, only one of them can be designated.

Click the Apply button, and when prompted that “the existing cutpoint definitions will be replaced,” click the OK button to return to the second Visual Bander dialog box. Notice that the Visual Bander has created the desired values for the new variable. Now click the Make Labels button and the Visual Bander automatically assigns labels to the new values. If you do not like the new values or their labels, simply click on the box you wish to edit. 7. qxd 42 2/14/2005 12:59 PM Page 42 An Introductory Guide to SPSS for Windows Click the OK button, and when prompted that “Banding specifications will create 1 variable,” click the OK button to create the new variable.

One other alternative would be to select File Save As . . if the dataset had already been saved once but you now want to save it as a new file with a new name. qxd 2/14/2005 6:05 PM Page 23 Running SPSS Go ahead and enter the rest of the Wintergreen data. As a precaution, save your data each time you have entered another 10 records. Once all the data are entered, it is also a good idea to copy the dataset to a diskette (or some other storage device such as a CD or thumb drive) as a backup procedure.

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