Statistics Help & Training Services for
Students & Researchers
What is SPSS?
Many students in graduate or doctoral programs that are research focused have
been exposed to SPSS at some point in their graduate school career. However, in
depth exposure to SPSS as part of a doctoral program is not always the norm. If
you are completing a dissertation or Master’s thesis now, or in the near or
distant future, and plan to use SPSS to analyze your dissertation or other data,
you could benefit from SPSS consultation services. We provide information
related to using SPSS to analyze your dissertation data. We also provide SPSS
consultation services and help to those who have plans to use, or could benefit
from using SPSS in their dissertations. If you think you could benefit from
SPSS help, contact an experienced dissertation consultant.
It is very user friendly and best learned by hands-on utilization. SPSS is a
comprehensive statistical software package for helping you analyze your
dissertation or thesis data and can import your dissertation data from almost
any kind of file (e.g. Excel) for analysis. You can use SPSS to generate
tabulated dissertation reports, charts, and plots of distributions and trends,
as well as descriptive statistics, and complex statistical analysis using your
data. Although SPSS seems like a very easy-to-use statistical package, you may
find that you need help with utilizing its various functions. We provide SPSS
help for people who are just starting to use SPSS, as well as those who have
previously been exposed to the program. We can teach you how to use SPSS to run
your dissertation statistics and graphics, as well as manage your data.
Learn How to Use SPSS
We provide training, tutorials and assistance with learning how to use SPSS for your
dissertation analyses. In this way, you will be confident in setting up a file,
analyzing your dissertation data, as well as presenting the results from to your
dissertation committee during your defense. To help you understand the basics
of setting up a dissertation file in SPSS we provide a few tutorials to help you
start entering and analyzing your dissertation data in SPSS. You can contact
one of our dissertation statistics consultants for a one-on-one SPSS tutorial.
Consultation services are always tailored to your specific dissertation needs.
Enter your Dissertation Data in SPSS
When you open up a data
file in SPSS, it will appear in the Program Editor window. The format is similar
to a spreadsheet like those you find in Excel—there is a grid of rows and
columns. The columns represent your dissertation variables and the rows
represent your dissertation observations or participants. You can enter your
dissertation data manually or import your dissertation data from a database,
spreadsheet or text file. You may find it hard to figure out how to import your
dissertation data from another file into SPSS or you may find it difficult to
enter your dissertation data manually into SPSS. If you have any difficulty at
all, we can provide the SPSS help you require for your dissertation.
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Enter and Label Dissertation Variables in SPSS
Once you have set up your
dissertation data file in SPSS, you need to create and label your variables.
There are at least two ways to enter your dissertation variables in SPSS. You
can double click each column heading and enter the variable name and variable
label. Its best to create and enter your dissertation variables before you
enter your data, so you know what each column represents. Also it helps to
provide a detailed label for each dissertation variable, as this label is a
definition of the variable. If you are unsure how to enter your variables or
how to label your variables in SPSS, you can request dissertation statistical
consultation services. Once your data is entered into SPSS, it can be cleaned
and your data analyses can begin.
Read Your Dissertation Statistical Analyses in SPSS
your dissertation statistical analyses are run in SPSS, an output file is
produced. When you run a statistic in SPSS, the Viewer window will automatically
open to show the output. The right pane of the SPSS Viewer window
contains the contents of the output including the tables
and charts. With help from SPSS, you can run many statistical
procedures with your dissertation data. You can analyze your
dissertation data using Descriptives, Frequencies, Correlations, and Regression
to name just a few statistical procedures.
In order to get SPSS to help you run your
dissertation statistics, select your procedure using the Analyze menu, select
the variables that you wish to analyze, run the procedure, and
analyze the results. If you do not know how to read your SPSS output
files, analyze your data or need help with writing
the results section of your dissertation, you can seek help from a research
consultant. We can
walk you step-by-step
and teach you how to analyze your dissertation data using SPSS.