SPSS is a powerful computer package that does
statistical analyses of data. It has been developed over many
years and is like a huge house that was built in stages, in many
different architectural styles. So there may be several ways to
do almost the same thing, but it may come out slightly different in
each way. KEEP NOTES when you figure out how to do
something you might want to do again.
I'll introduce SPSS and give you handouts. SPSS also has good tutorials and help.
Where? IS in Mac 101,
PC's in the Learning Commons, Cleveland (PC's), and Mac 110
This should be sufficient for your needs, unless you have limited on-campus time or can only get to the labs when they're busiest.
SPSS is licensed to Wells only for college computers. SPSS for your own computer, if
you need or want.
Files for the textbook problems. On the disk in your
book, and accessible from every computer on campus
with SPSS, on Morganstore: to
the Desktop, use files from there. Details for Macintosh:
(PC) If Morganstore shortcut is not on the Desktop, make it: Right click on Desktop, New>Shortcut. Type \\morganstore.wells.edu in box, finish the shortcut wizard. Open it: Users\ssievers\MATH251 Class Materials\Math251 IPS7e contains all the files for the course. Simplest: Drag it (or the subfolder you want, especially if on a slower XP machine) to the Desktop, use files from there. Details, drive mapping: Morganstore handout
(Macintosh, Mac 110) Open finder, choose MATH251 Class Materials from Favorites sidebar. Wait: Morganstore will be connected and the contents of MATH251 Class Materials will be displayed. Drag Math251 IPS7e
to the Desktop, use files from there. Details for Macintosh:Morganstore handout
SPSS Handouts: (links will be activated/posted
as handouts are made available)
SPSS to find mean and s.d. Handout (first short handout)
Tables & Graphs: Numerical summaries (p.3), Graphs (p.4)
Comparing Subgroups (p.5) , Pre-piled data and Two-way tables (p.6), Importing Data (p.7) , Transforming & "tables" (pp. 8&9) Timeplot & Index (p.10)
Links will be activated as the semester proceeds:
Normal quantile plots
Handout on Scatterplots and regression
HW assignment with handout: Scatteplot HW
Sampling using SPSS
One-sample t, and matched pairs
Links here for some files from SPSS
Class, and ones used, not anywhere else:
First big handout: Pp.2-5 Studat-in-SPSS.sav.
Same file as it should be after doing p. 2:Studat-Completer.sav. P.7 Studat-as-text.dat
educ-v-mortality.sav , govsal_vs_pay.sav