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General online SPSS Tutorials

SPSS On-Line Training Workshop by Dr.Carl Lee, Dr Felix Famoye and Joyce Sharp from Central Michigan University.

This is a very comprehensive tutorial which assumes no prior knowledge of SPSS. About 40 Quick Time movies are used to cover most SPSS topics. A fast internet connection is recommended. 


Resources to Help you Learn and Use SPSS by UCLA's Academic Technology Services

This is another great site to learn how to use SPSS's menus and syntax. There are
Class Notes,
Learning Modules
    Fundamentals of Using SPSS,
    Reading Raw Data,
    Basic Data Management
    Intermediate Data Management 
Textbook Examples,
Regressions with SPSS.  


Statnotes: An Online Textbook by G. David Garson, North Carolina State University.

This site contains many topics such as ANOVA, ANCOVA, Cluster Analysis, Correlation, Correspondence Analysis,  Logistic Regression, Logit, Probit models, etc. with SPSS related examples. Each topic includes a description of Key Concepts and Terms, Assumptions, FAQ and Bibliography.


SPSS Course Content by Lee A. Becker, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Very detailed and well done. Covers:

Data Definition,
Descriptive Statistics,
Statistical notes on Scales of measurement and Confidence Intervals
Data and File transformations
Crosstabulations and Measure of Associations
Differences between two groups (t-test and NPAR test)
ANOVA: between Subjects (1-way, 2-way, 3-way, SME and unequal ns)
ANOVA: Repeated Measures (1-way, 1-way and 1-between, 2-way and 1-between


Visual Statistics with Multimedia by Dr.David J. Kraus, Arizona State university.  This is very complete!)

This site contains examples using SPSS as well as theoretical and practical information on a wide variety of statistical subjects such as

Introduction to Matrix Algebra
Matrix Algebra Operations
Elements of Statistics in Matrix Algebra Notation
Linear Multiple Regression Analysis
Hierarchical Multiple Regression Analysis
Coded Multiple Regression Analysis
Multiple Regression within the Repeated Measures Design
Analysis of Variance Using Matrix Algebra
Analysis of Covariance
Factorial Analysis of Variance
Principal Components Analysis
Factor Analysis
Canonical Analysis
Discriminant Analysis


SPSS techniques by Jan Frijters, University of Guelph .

This is a good tutorial on using SPSS's menus.


SPSS Tutorials by Michael Speed, Texas A&M University (requires Media Player)

Very good site covering a wide cross section of topics such as

Installing and Using SPSS
Data Manipulation
Basic Data Analysis and Graphs
Regression Analysis (eg Constrained Regression, All Possible Subsets)
Advance Topics in Regression
Analysis of Variance


 Statistiche Datenanalyse mit SPSS für Windows (pdf 85 Seiten) Universität Osnabrück - Rechenzentrum


Specialized SPSS Tutorials or Technical Papers

1. Medical Statistics Using SPSS by Garreth Parry (U. of Sheffield) and Altamire da Costa Pereira (U. of Oporto).

This is an introductory course which uses the point and click approach. You may download the databases needed to follow step by step the examples in the text. The following items are covered:

Summary Statistics
Descriptive Statistics
Normal Distribution
The T-Student Distribution
Analysis of Variance
Correlation and Regression
Contigency Tables
Non-Parametric Statistics


2. Example of Survey Analysis using SPSS by Leeds Metropolitan University Learning Support Services

3. Statistics on Likert Scale Surveys              from SPSS Techniques Series

4. An introduction to Logistic Regression  by John Whitehead, East Carolina University

        The site contains theoretical and hands-on examples using SPSS.

5. Enhancement of Reliability Analysis: Application of Interclass Correlation with SPSS for Windows v8. By Robert A. Yaffee, New York University. There is also a page on Common Correlation and Reliability Analysis  

6. Practical Analysis of Nutritional Data (P.A.N.D.A) by the university of Tulane

Has pages on Using data, Data cleaning, One-way, Two-way and Multi-way Analysis, Sub modules, Assess your understanding, Kenya Real World Analysis. Each section has "test yourself" exercises.

7. Survey Research Training Materials      by the Michigan State University's Department of Agricultural Economics.

This site includes various project publications and training materials on social and survey research methods, levels of data, policy relevant research and data processing for time series and cross-sectional analysis with SPSS for Windows, links to other sources and graduate course materials on survey research methods. Some files in French, Português

8.  Pitfalls of Data Analysis (or How to Avoid Lies and Damned Lies) by Clay Helberg, M.S.

Mr. Helberg was formerly with the University of Wisconsin but is now with SPSS.

9.  Design for multi-treatment crossover studies by Dr. Robert G. Newcombe Dept. of Medical Computing and Statistics, U. of Wales College of Medicine

10. Selection bias and the Heckman two-step procedure by Jeroen Smits from Nijmegen University. Downloadable papers on that subject including instructions on how to perform this procedure with SPSS.

11 Heteroscedasticity Testing and correcting in SPSS  A detailed 32 page pdf document (533 kb) written by Gwilym Pryce from Glasgow University. Contains references. See also a very useful paper on the subject by Long and Ervin.

12. Models for Binary Outcomes An extensive document by Choong-Geun Chung, Indiana University (available in HTML, pdf or web-based tutorial form) covering the following:

Logistic Regression with SPSS
Probit Regression with SPSS
Multinominal Logit Regression (GENLOG procedure)
Conditional Logistic Regression (COXREG procedure)

13 Exploratory Factor Analysis A 500 page downloadable book manuscript by Ledyard Tucker (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Robert MacCallum (University of North Carolina)

14 Logistic regression and discriminant analysis By Stephen Lea, University of Exeter, Dept. of Psychology. This covers the theory, practice, interpretation and reporting of logistic regression results.

15 Correspondance Analysis By François-Xavier Micheloud, Pully. The document is available in English and in French. Ce document est disponible en anglais et en français.

16 SPSS Paper Examples by the UCLA. This page contains data files and SPSS syntax to reproduced the analysis done in the paper "Using SAS Proc Mixed to Fit Multilevel Models, Hierarchical Models, and Individual Growth Models by Judith Singer. The original paper is available for download.

17 Meta-analysis stuff by David B. Wilson, George Mason University, this page contains a powerpoint presentation, SPSS macros and sample SPSS outputs. 


Other sources of SPSS syntax or scripts


Brien O'Connor`s Main Page (from Lakehead University) contains the following syntax files: (thanks to Paul Ginns for bringing this to my attention)

SIMPLE: All-in-One Programs for Exploring Interactions in Moderated Multiple Regressions

Simple and Flexible SAS and SPSS Programs for Analyzing Lag-Sequential Categorical Data

SPSS and SAS Programs for Determinating the Number of Components using Parallel Analysis and Velicer's MAP test

 EXTENSION: SAS, SPSS and MATLAB Programs for Extension Analysis



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