SPSS: Create data summary and general linear models

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SPSS is a program used by many non-statisticians for simple to moderately advanced data analysis. It is among the most widely used programs for statistical analysis in the social sciences. SPSS was formerly known as PASW.

SPSS can handle data from different sources (text, spreadsheets, databases) and the results can be exported in different formats. It has a graphical interface with pull-down menus but it is also possible to use command programming syntax for those who prefer that.


This task will give you a flavour of how SPSS might be used in your research. You can try this task on your own, although it was designed to be done in a classroom with a teacher to support you.

For this task, you will need SPSS software installed on your computer. Talk to your IT support person about this.