An Introductory Guide to SPSS® for Windows, Second Edition by Dr. Eric L. Einspruch

By Dr. Eric L. Einspruch

An Introductory consultant to SPSS® for Windows®, moment version develops SPSS talents utilizing pattern courses illustrating tips to behavior the analyses usually lined in an introductory facts direction. in the course of the booklet, information are analyzed and SPSS output are interpreted within the context of analysis questions. Boldface textual content is used to point operations or offerings the reader might want to make while working SPSS. workouts also are incorporated, with recommendations supplied within the appendix. This moment version has been up to date to SPSS model 12.0, and contains new SPSS gains, together with how one can recode info utilizing the visible Bander and the way to learn textual content information utilizing the textual content Import Wizard.

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1. 1 Recode Into Different Variables Dialog Box Select the variable “aa” from the list of available variables on the left, and click the button with the right-hand arrow. Click on the Output Variable Name box, and enter a name for the new variable (such as “aa_new”), and then click on the Output Variable Label box, and enter a label (such as “Recoded Academic Ability”). Then click the Change button. Now click the Old and New Values . . button. 2. ” Enter “0” for the New Value. Then click the Add button.

Qxd 40 2/14/2005 12:58 PM Page 40 An Introductory Guide to SPSS for Windows begin banding the variable, and enter “aa_band” as the name in the “Banded Variable” box. 5. 5 Second Visual Bander Dialog Box Click the Make Cutpoints button to reach the third Visual Bander dialog box. Select Equal Width Intervals if it is not already selected, enter “9” as the First Cutpoint Location, “9” for the Number of Cutpoints, and “10” as the Width of the cutpoints. 6. 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.

1. qxd 2/14/2005 5:42 PM Page 51 Managing Data Files The respondent number has been entered in columns 1–2, the Academic Ability score has been entered in columns 4–5, Parent Education has been entered in columns 6–7, Student Motivation has been entered in column 9, Advisor Evaluation has been entered in column 10, Religious Affiliation has been entered in column 11, Gender has been entered in column 12, and Community Type has been entered in column 13. Notice that I have skipped columns 3 and 8.

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