Arthur Griffith SPSS For Dummies

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SPSS For Dummies

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The fun and friendly guide to the world's leading statistical software

Predictive Analysis Software (PASW), formerly SPSS software, is the leading statistical software used by commerical, government, and academic organizations around the world to solve business and research problems. It allows you to quickly and easily discover new insights from data, test hypotheses, and build powerful predictive models.

PASW Statistics For Dummies covers everything you need to know to get up and running with this efficient and practical software.

  • PASW Statistics is the leading statistical software used to analyze data and create predictive models; it is used by business, academic, and government entities worldwide
  • This guide explains how to work with automatic codebook generation and customize the variable view
  • Walks you through the rounding method that is used in all calculations and explains using predictive analysis
  • Shows how to maximize your use of graph templates, and much more

Even if you have little or no statistical or mathematical background, PASW Statistics For Dummies will show you how to generate statistical support and decision-making information quickly and easily.

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Need to analyze some data? SPSS is your statistical friend let it crunch the numbers!

Surprise this book is not about statistics. It's about using SPSS to calculate statistics for you! Here are step-by-step procedures you can follow to see how SPSS operates and start using it with your own data. You'll be able to enter data, produce graphs, use the statistical methods built into SPSS to generate the numbers you need, and much more.

  • Predict the future use SPSS to identify business risks and opportunities

  • Learn your way around install SPSS and set up the options to serve your needs

  • Enter the data instruct SPSS to collect data from a database or another file, or type it in yourself

  • Data in, data out export the results of your analysis for use in a database, Web page, Excel® worksheet, or Word document

  • Go graphic create bar graphs, line charts, scatterplots, pie charts, histograms, and others

  • Welcome to analysis learn different ways SPSS can crunch numbers and how to get the analysis you're looking for

  • Extend the possibilities customize SPSS with Command Syntax or create new scripts with Python®

  • Your greatest asset protect your data and make regular backups

Open the book and find:

  • What you can and can't do with SPSS

  • Types of graphs and how to use them

  • How to manually enter data

  • Suggestions for sorting, identifying, and grouping data

  • Data types and how to use them

  • What a scatterplot can show you

  • How to back up and protect your data

  • A glossary of SPSS and statistics terms

About the Author:

Arthur Griffith is a former computer consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense. After working for 25 years as a programmer and software development project manager, he became a writer of computer books and has now written 14 of them.

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