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1.2 Hints before you start

Each section of this unit requires you to follow a series of instructions such as:

“Press the Enter button”

“Place your mouse over the radio buttons …”

Each activity should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Here is a summary of the activities in this unit:

Activity 1: How to start SPSS

This is recommended if you have not had any experience with SPSS and are fairly new to computers.

Activity 2: Using the
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Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • understand how to start SPSS;

  • define a variety of statistical variables;

  • enter basic data into SPSS;

  • carry out a statistical analysis that can test hypotheses.

Introduction

The aim of this tutorial is to help students new to statistics and new to SPSS to learn how to get started with studying statistics using the software package SPSS. For many students statistics represent an area that they are concerned about, either because they have had little experience of statistics before, or due to concerns over the mathematics that might be involved.

Statistics learning often involves the additional issue of software such as SPSS. Although this helps to cut down t
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