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SPSS For Dummies

SPSS For Dummies
Author: Arthur Griffith
ISBN 13: 9780470487648
ISBN 10: 47048764
Edition: 2
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2010-01-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $29.99

Need to analyze some data? SPSS is your statistical friend — let it crunch the numbers!

Surprise — this book is not about statistics. It's about using SPSS to calculate statistics for you! Here are step-by-step procedures you can follow to see how SPSS operates and start using it with your own data. You'll be able to enter data, produce graphs, use the statistical methods built into SPSS to generate the numbers you need, and much more.

  • Predict the future — use SPSS to identify business risks and opportunities
  • Learn your way around — install SPSS and set up the options to serve your needs
  • Enter the data — instruct SPSS to collect data from a database or another file, or type it in yourself
  • Data in, data out — export the results of your analysis for use in a database, Web page, Excel® worksheet, or Word document
  • Go graphic — create bar graphs, line charts, scatterplots, pie charts, histograms, and others
  • Welcome to analysis — learn different ways SPSS can crunch numbers and how to get the analysis you're looking for
  • Extend the possibilities — customize SPSS with Command Syntax or create new scripts with Python®
  • Your greatest asset — protect your data and make regular backups

Open the book and find:

  • What you can and can't do with SPSS
  • Types of graphs and how to use them
  • How to manually enter data
  • Suggestions for sorting, identifying, and grouping data
  • Data types and how to use them
  • What a scatterplot can show you
  • How to back up and protect your data
  • A glossary of SPSS and statistics terms