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By Dr. Eric L. Einspruch

An Introductory consultant to SPSS® for Windows®, moment version develops SPSS abilities utilizing pattern courses illustrating tips on how to behavior the analyses regularly coated in an introductory records path. through the ebook, facts are analyzed and SPSS output are interpreted within the context of study questions. Boldface textual content is used to point operations or offerings the reader might want to make whilst operating SPSS. routines also are incorporated, with strategies supplied within the appendix. This moment version has been up-to-date to SPSS model 12.0, and contains new SPSS gains, together with tips on how to recode information utilizing the visible Bander and the way to learn textual content info utilizing the textual content Import Wizard.

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4 First Visual Bander Dialog Box Click the variable “aa” in the list of “Variables” and the right arrow to move it to the list of “Variables to Band” (notice that SPSS allows use of the Visual Bander only to group variables measured on a scaled [interval or ratio] or ordinal level of measurement). 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.

Look at the Data Editor to see that the new variable has been created (you will see each case’s value for the variable if you click the “Data View” tab, and you will see the name, label, and other characteristics of the variable if you click the “Variable View” tab). 3. COMPUTING DATA VALUES You may need to do some sort of computation using the data you have collected before conducting an analysis. For example, parent education is a variable in the Wintergreen dataset. This variable is the average number of years of schooling for the student’s mother and father.

Click the box for the “Maximum” under the “Auto” column so that it does not have a check mark in it, and then change the “50” to “100” in the box under the “Custom” column. 15. qxd 32 2/14/2005 6:06 PM Page 32 An Introductory Guide to SPSS for Windows Now click the Apply button, and notice that the chart has been rescaled. If you wish to apply similar formatting to other charts, then you can save these changes as a chart template. To do so, in the Chart Editor window, from the File pull-down menu, select Save Chart Template.

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