Learn about SPSS
Review the layout of SPSS
Become familiar with Menus and Icons
What is SPSS?
SPSS is a Windows based program that can be used to perform data entry and
analysis and to create tables and graphs. SPSS is capable of handling large amounts of
data and can perform all of the analyses covered in the text and much more. SPSS is
commonly used in the Social Sciences and in the business world, so familiarity with this
program should serve you well in the future. SPSS is updated often. This document was
written around an earlier version, but the differences should not cause any problems. If
you want to go further and learn much more about SPSS, I strongly recommend Andy
Field’s book (Field, 2009, Discovering statistics using SPSS). Those of us who have used
software for years think that we know it all and don’t pay a lot of attention to new
features. I learned a huge amount from Andy’s book.