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Wed 14 Jan 2015
14:00 - 17:00

Venue: University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Centre


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Introduction to SPSS
BeginnersPrerequisitesUpdated

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Description


Bookings for this module open on THURSDAY, 11 DECEMBER at 10:00 am
For more information see: http://www.ssrmc.group.cam.ac.uk/ssrmc-modules/core/making/windows

This module is part of the Social Science Research Methods Centre training programme which is a shared platform for providing research students with a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research methods skills that are relevant across the social sciences.

Students are taught how to enter data into SPSS, how to use the SPSS environment and how to handle output produced by SPSS. Module will review basic statistical concepts and introduce basic analyses with SPSS.

Target audience
Prerequisites
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 14 Jan 2015   14:00 - 17:00 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site map Eva Maguire
Topics covered
  • What is SPSS?
  • SPSS syntax
  • Creating variables
  • Entering data
  • Data handling
  • Basic statistical tests using SPSS
  • Understanding SPSS output
Objectives

To introduce students to one of the most frequently used statistics packages for social sciences, SPSS and review basic statistical concepts and introduce basic analyses with SPSS.

Aims
  • To learn how to enter data into SPSS
  • To learn how to use the SPSS environment and how to handle output produced by SPSS
Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Taught using

SPSS on MCS

Textbook(s)
  • Andy Field, Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS, 4th Ed. 2013 (Sage: London), or any earlier editions.

No preparation reading required.

Notes
  • To gain maximum benefits from the course it is important that students do not see this course in isolation from the other MPhil courses or research training they are taking.
  • Responsibility lies with each student to consider the potential for their own research using methods common in fields of the social sciences that may seem remote. Ideally this task will be facilitated by integration of the SSRMC with discipline-specific courses in their departments and through reading and discussion.
Duration

One session of 3 hours

Frequency

Once in January 2015

Theme
Introductions to Software Packages

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