SPSS for Newbies Part 1
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SPSS for Newbies Part 1

Try this online SPSS training course with videos, course text, and exercises.
4.1 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Phil Chan
Last updated 6/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
become familiar with the SPSS environment
create and load data
present summary statistics through tables and graphs
run a test of association
hear about the other tools useful for the newbie
be in a position to add to your statistical toolkit
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Requirements
  • Knowledge of basic stats is helpful, but not required
  • Willingness to attempt the tasks
Description

SPSS for Newbies Part 1 covers material mostly to the level of a first course in statistics taught at university. The course is based on one that I have delivered to organizations, as a day course for the public in the UK, and parts have been taught to postgrad social science students picking up tools quickly to undertake dissertations. Because people taking my course have little to no background in stats, I take the gentle approach, explaining concepts in a non-mathematical way. And because of my experience, I am able to share with you in the videos, things to watch out for - the kind of things students slip up on.

You have access to video tutorials, course notes with screen shots, and tasks to reinforce your learning. Should you get stuck on any task, don't worry, as you can get help from me through the online help forum. (It really is kind of being in a class!).

The introductory course comprises two parts, and each part has material for a one day course. This first part sets out by presenting a mini questionnaire used in a survey. Whether you have collected the data from a survey of a clinical trial, how does one go about entering data into SPSS, and when the data is in SPSS, how do you go about analyzing it? I show you how to enter data into SPSS, and in Part 1 of this course, I show you two basic tools - plots, and the popular crosstabs (chi-square test) analysis. The coverage of crosstabs is about what you'd see on a masters course with pretty much everything you'd need for a project.

SPSS newbies often think they have to study and entire stats book before they can do a project. That's not the case. Once you have the basics you can study the method that's applicable to your study. This course gives you the basic tools to do that.

Don't have SPSS on your machine?

Don't let that stop you signing up. I show you how to download a free trial version.

Who is the target audience?
  • professionals
  • Students
  • People brushing up for job interviews
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 39 Lectures Collapse All 39 Lectures 03:27:43
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Resources
3 Lectures 00:07
Course book (with screenshots)
62 pages

Solutions to selected Tasks
8 pages

Data sets
00:07
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Data Entry
5 Lectures 20:14

Data entry - Variable View and the Data Editor
03:08

Task 1: Recognizing data types (up to 15 mins)
14 questions

Data entry - how to code your data
10:29

Data entry- missing values
02:50

Task 2: creating a SPSS file (30mins)
00:32
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Importing and Managing Data
5 Lectures 10:56
How to undo a mistake, delete, insert and move variables
04:51

Task 3: Managing variables (15mins)
00:17

How to import Excel files
03:22

Automatic recode
02:05

Task 4: Importing Excel Data (15mins)
00:21
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Descriptive Statistics
2 Lectures 08:13
Measures of location: do I report the mean, median, or mode?
06:11

Measures of variability
02:02

Task 4.1: Summary Statistics
6 questions
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Basic charts
5 Lectures 16:38
Basic charts - a picture is worth a thousand words
03:31

Descriptive stats using the Frequency command
05:25

Formatting your chart
06:27

Exporting charts and tables to Word / Power point
01:00

Task 5: Descriptive stats using the Frequency command
00:15
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Comparing Groups
5 Lectures 13:31
The Split file command
04:02

Task 6: Comparing two groups (15mins)
00:16

Clustered bar chart
04:14

Using Chart Builder
04:42

Task 7: Clustered Bar Charts (10mins)
00:17
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Crosstabs
11 Lectures 48:43
Hypothesis tesing
01:33

The P-value: how to use it, remember it
05:40

Example: the crosstabs table
05:54

Running the chi-squared test
07:36

Task 8: Basic crosstabs (20mins)
00:31

Reporting the strength of association
07:10

Beyond the basics: When to collapse groups
06:48

Beyond basics: How to collapse groups
07:36

Task 9: Collapsing Groups in Crosstabs
00:35

Beyond the basics: controlling for a third variable
04:52

Task 10: Crosstabs with a third variable
00:28
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Looking Ahead
1 Lecture 08:54
Where next?
08:54
About the Instructor
Phil Chan
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323 Students
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Phil has over 10 years experience teaching math and statistics to college students. He strongly encourages you to check out his Youtube channel that has lots and lots of helpful videos on SPSS and regression analysis - all for FREE. Just search "Phil Chan SPSS"