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While there are many useful books about SPSS, the great benefit of the internet is instant (and free) access to interactive tutorials and instructional forums to learn how to use SPSS. Detailed below are comprehensive websites that walk you through SPSS step-by-step, some of which have short videos which can be very helpful since SPSS is a point-and-click software with pull-down menus so *seeing* how to use SPSS can sometimes be more user-friendly than simply reading about it.
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*SPSS is considered by some to be more user-friendly because it uses pull-down menus instead of command syntax such as SAS (i.e., in SPSS the pull-down menus activate the command syntax which is running in the background.)
*SPSS is considered by some to be more user-friendly because it uses pull-down menus instead of command syntax such as SAS (i.e., in SPSS the pull-down menus activate the command syntax which is running in the background.)
   
   
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==Online tutorials about SPSS==
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#SPSS manuals that can with SPSS on the CD
#SPSS manuals that can with SPSS on the CD
*The next line of defense are some of the better online resources such as:
*The next line of defense are some of the better online resources such as:
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#[http://www.spsstools.net/ Raynald's SPSS Tools website] which has information about syntax, macros, scripts, python, tips, etc.
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*Finally, there are also online archives to search through...
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*There are also online archives to search through...
#The SPSS listserv has an [http://listserv.uga.edu/archives/spssx-l.html archive] which you can search by [http://listserv.uga.edu/archives/spssx-l.html month] or [http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?S1=spssx-l keywords]
#The SPSS listserv has an [http://listserv.uga.edu/archives/spssx-l.html archive] which you can search by [http://listserv.uga.edu/archives/spssx-l.html month] or [http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?S1=spssx-l keywords]
#The SPSS Group on GoogleGroups has an [http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.stat.spss/topics archive that can be searched].
#The SPSS Group on GoogleGroups has an [http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.stat.spss/topics archive that can be searched].
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*There is a SPSS Group in "GoogleGroups" which may answer your questions [http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.stat.spss/topics here].
*There is a SPSS Group in "GoogleGroups" which may answer your questions [http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.stat.spss/topics here].
*[http://www.spsstools.net/ Raynald's SPSS Tools website] says he can also answer questions directed to him about SPSS.
*[http://www.spsstools.net/ Raynald's SPSS Tools website] says he can also answer questions directed to him about SPSS.
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Revision as of 07:15, 8 July 2007

While there are many useful books about SPSS, the great benefit of the internet is instant (and free) access to interactive tutorials and instructional forums to learn how to use SPSS. Detailed below are comprehensive websites that walk you through SPSS step-by-step, some of which have short videos which can be very helpful since SPSS is a point-and-click software with pull-down menus so *seeing* how to use SPSS can sometimes be more user-friendly than simply reading about it.


Contents

What is SPSS?


Online tutorials about SPSS



I need more help!

  1. SPSS homepage has a searchable database.
  2. SPSS "Help Menu" is acessible from the copy of SPSS on your computer
  3. SPSS manuals that can with SPSS on the CD
  1. Raynald's SPSS Tools website which has information about syntax, macros, scripts, python, tips, etc.
  1. The SPSS listserv has an archive which you can search by month or keywords
  2. The SPSS Group on GoogleGroups has an archive that can be searched.



Who can I ask if I have a question about SPSS?




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