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02. Video Tutorials (11)

Resource type Define the level of measurement of data in SPSS
In SPSS, data is either nominal, ordinal or scale. It's important that you know the difference between these options and choose the one that is best for your data. This "Getting started with SPSS" resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Kate Richards, MEI.
Resource type Enter data and define variables in SPSS
A general overview of how to define variables and enter data into SPSS. This "Getting started with SPSS" resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Kate Richards, MEI.
Resource type Enter data from a questionnaire, Example 1: Single response
Using SPSS, enter data from a questionnaire in which respondents had to choose one option (e.g., Gender, Age group, etc...). This "Getting started with SPSS" resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Kate Richards, MEI.
Resource type Enter data from a questionnaire, Example 2: Single response Likert scale questions
Using SPSS, enter data from a questionnaire in which respondents had to choose one option from a likert scale. This "Getting started with SPSS" resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Kate Richards, MEI.
Resource type Enter data from a questionnaire, Example 3: Multiple response questions (tick all that apply)
Using SPSS, enter data from a questionnaire in which respondents can choose more than one option for a question. For example, 'tick all that apply'. This "Getting started with SPSS" resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Kate Richards, MEI.
Resource type Enter data from a questionnaire, Example 4: Ranked response questions
Using SPSS, enter data from a questionnaire in which respondents rank a series of options. For example, 'rank in order or importance the following...'. This "Getting started with SPSS" resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Kate Richards, MEI.
Resource type Enter data from a questionnaire, Example 5: Open response questions
Using SPSS, numerical data from an open response question on a questionnaire. This "Getting started with SPSS" resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Kate Richards, MEI.
Resource type Missing values in SPSS
Determine how to use SPSS to replace missing data with a code and then define it in the variable view. This "Getting started with SPSS" resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Kate Richards, MEI.
Resource type Recode a scale variable into categories in SPSS
This video shows how to create and define groups or bands for a scale variable in SPSS using 'recode into different variable'. This changes the level of measurement from scale to ordinal. This resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Vikki O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast.
Resource type Reduce the number of groups of a categorical variable in SPSS
This video explains how to reduce the number of groups of a categorical variable in SPSS using 'recode into different variables'. This resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Vikki O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast.
Resource type Reverse the coding of a variable in SPSS
This video explains how to use 'recode into different variables' to reverse the coding of a variable in SPSS. This resource is contributed to the statstutor Community project by Christine Pereira, Brunel University and reviewed by Vikki O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast.

08. Staff Resources (4)

Resource type Data for SPSS Workbook for New Statistics Tutors (Excel file)
Data sets for the self-study training resource for new statistics tutors entitled "SPSS Workbook for New Statistics Tutors". These were developed by Ellen Marshall (University of Sheffield) and reviewed by Jean Russell (University of Sheffield).
Resource type Solutions for SPSS Workbook for New Statistics Tutors
Solutions to the self-study training resource for new statistics tutors entitled "SPSS Workbook for New Statistics Tutors". These were developed and contributed to the statstutor Community Project by Ellen Marshall (University of Sheffield) and reviewed by Jean Russell (University of Sheffield).
Resource type SPSS Workbook for New Statistics Tutors
This is a paper-based scenario aimed to be used as part of the tutor training workshop using the resource entitled "Introductory Statistics and Hypothesis Testing". This was developed and contributed to the statstutor Community Project by Alun Owen (University of Worcester) and Ellen Marshall (University of Sheffield) and reviewed by Jean Russell (University of Sheffield).
Resource type The Statistics Tutor's Quick Guide to Commonly Used Statistical Tests
A handy quick guide to statistical tests and techniques for those providing statistics support. This covers when to use each technique along with the interpretation of results, checking assumptions and what to do if the assumptions are not met. This was developed by the MASH Centre at the University of Sheffield and contributed to the statstutor Community Project by Ellen Marshall (University of Sheffield) and Alun Owen (University of Worcester) and reviewed by Jean Russell and Nick Fieller, (University of Sheffield).

09. Guides (1)

Resource type Getting started with data handling in SPSS
This is one of four "Getting started with ..." developed by Cheryl Voake-Jones and Emma Cliffe from the Mathematics Resources Centre at the University of Bath covering data handling in SPSS. The resource includes an audio tutorial with transcript and associated files. These resources were developed with funding from sigma.

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