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Getting Started with SPSS

This workshop is an introduction to using SPSS and covers common tasks in data analysis.

It is not recommended for users already comfortable with the basics of SPSS, but may provide a helpful review.

The workshop does not assume any experience with SPSS, statistics, or other programs for statistical analysis.

The focus in this session is building familiarity with how one interacts with SPSS by working through common tasks in data analysis.

Software Used: SPSS


This workshop covers:

  • why use SPSS
  • navigating the SPSS interface
  • importing data
  • manipulating datasets (e.g., creating variables, recoding variables, subsetting datasets, merging datasets, aggregating datasets, reshaping datasets)
  • basic analysis of data
  • basic data visualization
  • saving your results, data, and visualizations
  • a suggested workflow

See more about this workshop and access materials at http://statlab.yale.edu/workshops/spss1/

During this Workshop

Participants will be able to download materials for the workshop and are encouraged to listen, practice, and interact as it suits their learning style.

The sessions will conclude with exercises with instructional staff available for help.

Preparing for this Workshop

This workshop is designed for attendees who have the following:

  • a Yale NetID to use lab machines or personal computer with software installed
  • basic experience with the Windows OS (if using a lab computer)

In order to provide the best learning experience possible, we ask that you arrive before the scheduled start-time of the workshop. Arriving more than 5 minutes late may make it difficult to catch up with the other participants.

Please email statlab@yale.edu with any questions about this workshop.

This workshop will not be recorded, but session materials will be openly available at http://statlab.yale.edu/workshops/spss1/

Thursday, November 8, 2018
5:30pm - 8:00pm
KBT C27 (Computer Classroom) Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)
Science Hill
  Digital Scholarship     StatLab  
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Event Organizer

Jonathan Olmsted