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SPSS Tutorial: Further Resources

This guide provides a general walkthrough of SPSS's basic features.

SPSS Resources

For specific questions and troubleshooting, book an appointment with the CITL statistical consultants through the Scholarly Commons. Be sure to specify what you would like help with in the form. You many also come to a Savvy Researcher Workshop about SPSS, they are usually held at least once a semester so check out the Savvy Researcher Calendar to find a time that works for you! You may additionally check out some of the books the library has on getting started with SPSS linked below:

Using SPSS Help

The basic SPSS package comes with a phenomenal set of documentation accessible through it's "Help" menu. This includes:

  • The usual, encyclopedic set of searchable help topics that explain the basic functions of each part of the menu.
  • A set of tutorials that work through SPSS functions step-by-step.
  • A set of Case Studies that provide examples of SPSS applications to real data analysis cases.
  • A "Statistics Coach" that gives the user some guidance toward using statistical tests based on the characteristics of her data.
  • A Command Syntax reference.
  • A mathematical reference called "Algorithms" that give details about the implementation of statistical functions in SPSS.

Scholarly Commons

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