Basic Environment of SPSS

Part 2 SPSS Basic Environment v26

1.1 General functions: In the upper area Menu bar (“File”, “Edit” and so on) In the lower-left corner, two tabs are available: Data View and Variable View. File types (SPSS uses three types of files) Type Extension Content Data set .sav Data and variables Syntax .sps Commands and comments Output .spv Results

1.2 Variable view In Variable View, different columns are displayed.

1.3 Creating a new data set

1.4 Data view Once the structure of the data set is determined, it is time to take a look at Data View. Access this view by clicking on the tab named Data View in the lower-left corner.

1.5 Syntax:  The #syntax is presented in a new window called IBM SPSS #Statistics Syntax Editor. Note that the Menu bar is very similar to the one available through Data View and Variable View. In order words, you do not always have to go back to Data View or Variable View to access the Menu bar.

1.6 Output Everything you order in SPSS (e.g. #graphs, tables, or analyses) ends up in a window called #Output.


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