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Introduction of Spss

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Introduction to SPSS Fall 2012
Saint Louis University, School of Public Health Kate Beatty, MPH and Caroline Geremakis, MPH

What you need to participate in this introduction:
Open the Intro to SPSS Data set Open the Intro to SPSS Codebook Follow along with each Tegrity Module Each module varies in time

Use the Intro to SPSS power point slides as a guide and a reference tool

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Course Outline - Tegrity
Follow the course outline through Tegrity modules The Tegrity sessions will be available in the SPSS folder You can also access Tegrity on the right hand side you will see a link to Tegrity There are 6 SPSS Orientation modules that are to be viewed This slide deck is a supplement to the module – with step by step instructions and screenshots of SPSS actions to be used as a reference and a guide It is important to view the Tergity sessions in order to familiarize yourself with the SPSS interface

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Course Outline / Modules
Module 1: Introduction to the SPSS environment.
8 minutes

Module 2: Who is in my dataset?
12 minutes

Module 3: What variables are in my dataset? “The first look”. 38 minutes

Module 4: Data management & Syntax: When and how? (2 parts)
Part 1: 28 minutes Part 2: 18 minutes

Module 5: Organizing and Displaying your Results.
26 minutes
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Be sure to maximize the screen in Tegrity:

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Introduction to the SPSS environment.

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What is SPSS?
SPSS is a computer program used for survey authoring and development, data mining, text analytics, statistical analysis, and collaboration and deployment. Statistics included in the grad pack software: Descriptive statistics:

Cross tabulation, Frequencies, Descriptives, Explore, Descriptive Ratio Statistics

Bivariate statistics:
Means, t-test, ANOVA, Correlation (bivariate, partial, distances), Nonparametric tests

Prediction for numerical outcomes:
Linear regression, logistic regression
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Pull-down menus versus icons
Most SPSS commands you will use...
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