SPSS For Dummies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-12
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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The fun and friendly guide to the world's leading statistical softwarePredictive Analysis Software (PASW), formerly SPSS software, is the leading statistical software used by commerical, government, and academic organizations around the world to solve business and research problems. It allows you to quickly and easily discover new insights from data, test hypotheses, and build powerful predictive models.PASW Statistics For Dummies covers everything you need to know to get up and running with this efficient and practical software. PASW Statistics is the leading statistical software used to analyze data and create predictive models; it is used by business, academic, and government entities worldwide This guide explains how to work with automatic codebook generation and customize the variable view Walks you through the rounding method that is used in all calculations and explains using predictive analysis Shows how to maximize your use of graph templates, and much moreEven if you have little or no statistical or mathematical background, PASW Statistics For Dummies will show you how to generate statistical support and decision-making information quickly and easily.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Author Biography

Arthur Griffith is a former computer consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense. After working for 25 years as a programmer and software development project manager, he became a writer of computer books and has now written 14 of them.

Table of Contents

The Fundamental Mechanics of SPSS
Introducing IBM SPSS Statistics
Installing Software and Setting Options
A Simple Statistical Analysis Example
Getting Data In and Out of SPSS
Entering Data from the Keyboard
Reading and Writing Files
Data and Data Types
Messing with the Data After It's in There
Getting Data Out of SPSS
Graphing Data
Fundamentals of Graphing
Some Types of Graphs
More Types of Graphs
Executing an Analysis
Some Analysis Examples
Programming SPSS with Command Syntax
The Command Syntax Language
Command Syntax Language Examples
Programming SPSS with Python and Scripts
The Python Programming Language
Python inside SPSS
The Part of Tens
Ten (or So) Modules You Can Add to SPSS
Ten Useful SPSS Things You Can Find on the Internet
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