This book is designed to help the managers and researchers in solving statistical problems using SPSS and to help them understand how they can use various statistical tools for their own research problems. SPSS is a very powerful and user friendly computer package for data analyses. It can take data from most other file-types and generate tables, charts, plots, and descriptive statistics, and conduct complex statistical analyses. This book will help students, business managers, academics as well as practicing researchers to solve statistical problems using the latest version of SPSS (16.0). After providing a brief overview of SPSS and basic statistical concepts, the book covers: Descriptive statistics t-tests, chi-square tests, and ANOVACorrelation analysisMultiple and logistics regressionFactor analysis and testing scale reliabilityAdvanced data handling
Chapter 1: Introduction to SPSS
Introduction to SPSS
SPSS is a very powerful and user friendly program for statistical analyses. Anyone with a basic knowledge of statistics who is familiar with Microsoft Office can easily learn how to run very complicated analyses in SPSS with a simple click of the mouse. We begin this chapter from how to open the SPSS program and go on to explain different menus on the tool bar, the starting commands, and the basic procedures of data entry.
The SPSS program can be installed in a computer using a CD or from the network. Once installed, SPSS can be opened like any other Windows-based application by clicking on the Start menu at the bottom left hand corner of the screen and clicking on ...