This LibGuide contains written and illustrated tutorials for the statistical software SPSS.
Our written step-by-step tutorials are organized into sections. Users can work through the tutorials in order or skip through to topics of interest.
Section 1: Intro to the SPSS Environment is intended for new users of SPSS. In this section, you'll learn how to:
Section 2: Working with Data covers data manipulation and cleaning of all kinds. In this section, you'll learn how to:
Section 3: Exploring the Data is intended for users who have mastered the skills in Section 1 and are ready to begin data analysis. In this section, you'll learn how to:
Section 4: Analyzing the Data is intended for users who are ready to begin data analysis that incorporates hypothesis testing. In this section, you'll learn how to conduct and interpret various analyses, including:
Our tutorials were created using IBM SPSS Statistics versions 21 and 22, standard edition.
Note: If you use a different version of SPSS (e.g., 20), or a different edition (e.g., premium rather than standard), you may notice differences in SPSS options and features. As a result, you may notice minor discrepancies between the SPSS tutorial content (provided here) and your personal SPSS user experience. In most situations, the tutorial content provides adequate guidance across versions and editions.
Kent State University maintains a campus-specific license for SPSS and AMOS. Please see the Information Services helpdesk site for information about obtaining a license for a University-owned or personally-owned computer.
Most public computer labs on campus have SPSS installed. Information services has a list of public computer lab locations and hours at the Kent campus.
Currently, the licensing agreement only permits SPSS to be used for teaching and research purposes. If you need to use SPSS for any reason outside of teaching or research, please contact Information Services.
Our tutorials reference a dataset called "sample" in many examples. If you'd like to download the sample dataset to work through the examples, choose one of the files below:
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