An Introductory Guide to SPSS for Windows

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SAGE Publications, Mar 10, 1998 - Social Science - 160 pages
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Do you need to conduct data analysis with SPSS but are unfamiliar with the software? This book will help you become a proficient SPSS (Version 7.5 for Windows 95) user by teaching you the fundamentals.

The book covers the following critical basic skills: how to create data sets by defining and coding data, using a codebook and entering data; how to run SPSS and work with different SPSS files; how to manipulate data by recoding values, computing values, and selecting subsets of cases to include in an analysis; how to manage data files by reading data that have been entered using other software; how to append and merge files; how to analyze data using SPSS pull-down menus; and how to analyze data using programs written in SPSS syntax.

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Contents

Creating Datasets
7
Running SPSS
17
Data Manipulation
37
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Eric L. Einspruch is a Senior Research Associate and Project Director at RMC Research Corporation in Portland, Oregon. He received his B.A. with an emphasis in human ecology from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and his M.S.Ed. in counseling psychology and his Ph.D. in educational research and evaluation from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Much of his experience with large-scale data analysis was acquired while working in the Office of Institutional Research at Miami-Dade Community College. He has taught courses in statistical methods and in computer applications in educational research. He is currently involved in the evaluation of school-based and community-based social service programs. His publications have appeared in the Florida Journal of Educational Research, International Journal of Early Childhood, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Drug Education, Journal of Primary Prevention, Psychotherapy in Private Practice, and Reaching Today’s Youth. He is active in the Oregon Program Evaluators Network, a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association, serving as charter Secretary in 1999 and 2000 and as President in 2003.

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