Introduction to SPSS

The course provides participants with an introduction to using SPSS to input data, add labels to a dataset, produce summary statistics.
It also covers basic statistical theory and an introduction to some of the most frequently used data-analysis techniques.
You will receive copies of the PowerPoint slides used in the presentations and suggested reading lists which can be provided by DEPOCEN.

Course Content:
Following an overview of the main features of SPSS and an introduction to essential terminology, you will proceed logically through the following

Lecture 1: Introduction to SPSS and SPSS data entry
    * Getting familiar with SPSS windows and menus
    * Understanding key SPSS concepts
    * Defining and coding variables
    * Entering data
    * Importing data from other programs applications

Lecture 2: Descriptive statistic procedures
    * Using frequencies procedure to describe variables
    * Using descriptive procedure to summarize continuous variables
    * Using crosstabs procedure to form two-way tables of categorical variables
    * Using means procedure to calculate subgroup means and related univariate statistics

Lecture 3: Data transformations
    * Merging data from two files
    * Recoding variables
    * Selecting subsets of the data
    * Splitting data files
    * Computing values
    * Count value within cases

Lecture 4
: Graphs and other applications
    * Building and editing charts
    * Transferring output to other formats
    * Using syntax

Course Instructor:
Doan Quang Hung is the instructor of the course. He is an experienced expert in using SPSS. He has used SPSS for lots of surveys conducted by Depocen and other institutions.

Preparatory Reading:
The following are recommended as background reading that will help participants to understand and get the most out of this course: SPSS for Introductory Statistics:

   1. Use and Interpretation, George A. Morgan, Nancy L. Leech, Gene W. Gloeckner, and Karen C. Barrett, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc, 2004.
   2. SPSS 15.0 Brief Guide, Inc. SPSS
   3. SPSS for Beginners, Vijay Gupta.


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