From the Back Cover
Need to analyze some data? SPSS is your statistical friend let it crunch the numbers!
Surprise this book is not about statistics. It's aboutusing SPSS to calculate statistics for you! Here are step-by-stepprocedures you can follow to see how SPSS operates and start usingit with your own data. You'll be able to enter data, producegraphs, use the statistical methods built into SPSS to generate thenumbers you need, and much more.
Predict the future use SPSS to identify business risksand opportunities
Learn your way around install SPSS and set up the optionsto serve your needs
Enter the data instruct SPSS to collect data from adatabase or another file, or type it in yourself
Data in, data out export the results of your analysis foruse in a database, Web page, Excel® worksheet, or Worddocument
Go graphic create bar graphs, line charts, scatterplots,pie charts, histograms, and others
Welcome to analysis learn different ways SPSS can crunchnumbers and how to get the analysis you're looking for
Extend the possibilities customize SPSS with CommandSyntax or create new scripts with Python®
Your greatest asset protect your data and make regularbackups
Open the book and find:
What you can and can't do with SPSS
Types of graphs and how to use them
How to manually enter data
Suggestions for sorting, identifying, and grouping data
Data types and how to use them
What a scatterplot can show you
How to back up and protect your data
A glossary of SPSS and statistics terms
About the Author
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.