By Eric L. Einspruch
An Introductory advisor to SPSS® for Windows®, moment Edition develops SPSS talents utilizing pattern courses illustrating how one can behavior the analyses commonly coated in an introductory statistics path. in the course of the e-book, information 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 while working SPSS. workouts also are integrated, with options supplied within the appendix. This Second variation has been up to date to SPSS model 12.0, and comprises new SPSS good points, together with the way 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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Then click the Continue button. Now you can select one of the buttons on the right of the Descriptives dialog box. If you select OK, the analysis will be performed. If you select Paste, the SPSS code for this analysis will be written to the syntax window. This is a very important point that we will return to in Chapter 7. If you click Reset, the variables you have selected for analysis will be returned to the list of variables on the left (that is, all the available variables will be listed, and none will be selected for analysis).
Once you have completed defining the groups, click the Continue button. You will return to the previous dialog box. If you now click the OK button, the new variable will be created. If you return to the Data Editor window, you will see that the new variable “aa_new” has been added to the dataset. You can also attach labels or attributes to this variable through the Variable View screen in the Data Editor (click the “Variable View” tab at the bottom of the Data Editor window to see this screen).
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.