• SPSS
  • SPSS

    SPSS (produced by IBM) is a statistical package designed to present and analyse quantitative data. Hands on classroom courses are suitable for users of version 22, 23, 24 and 25.

  • For staff and postgraduate students who have little or no experience of SPSS.

    Covers: conceptual overview, creating a data file from your data, setting up variables, generating new variables, producing tables and charts (descriptive statistics). Check upcoming courses in Eventbrite

    For staff and postgraduate students who have experience of basic SPSS features.

    We will look at the powerful features in SPSS to create tables and charts of your data customised to your requirements to convey your message to your audience. We will look at how you can analyse data in different ways to reveal patterns that can help answer your research questions. Descriptive statistics and statistical analysis including correlation and tests of nominal variable association. 
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    For staff and postgraduate students who have experience of basic SPSS features.

    We will cover concepts that are essential to understanding statistical analysis. By the end of the session you should understand these concepts and why they are so important: What is the relationship between a sample and the population from which it is drawn? What is the null hypothesis? What are confidence intervals? What is a Normal Distribution? Why do statistical tests require that certain assumptions be met, and what are they? What is the difference between parametric and non-parametric tests? We will use sample case studies. Check upcoming courses in Eventbrite

    For staff and postgraduate students who have experience of basic SPSS features

    We will look at how to set up your SPSS data file to hold your survey data in the light of survey design guidelines, including question types, preference (or Likert) scales, multiple response questions, scale and reliability testing, chi-square tests for nominal data. Check upcoming courses in Eventbrite

    For staff and postgraduate students who have experience of basic SPSS features

    We will look at how to determine the required sample size, type I and II error types, how to determine test power, one and two-tailed tests, an overview of multiple regression and/or factor analysis. Check upcoming courses in Eventbrite

    Videos on SPSS selected by Alex Friend.

    This video selection covers a variety of topics on SPSS and is not meant to be exhaustive. The videos are selected for their ability to explain the topic in question and where sound and visual quality are generally good.

    Project-specific support is available to staff and post-graduates who have a basic familiarity with SPSS. Please email Alex Friend if you are interested.
    Brookes has a site license for SPSS statistical analysis software and it can be installed without charge on personal as well as Brookes office PCs.
    Go to service.brookes.ac.uk/brookes and type SPSS in the Knowledgebase text box.
    Or, go to the IT Service Desk on your campus, or phone 01865 483611 for more information.