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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.

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