# 0K53BG - IBM SPSS Statistics Essentials v26

This course guides students through the fundamentals of using IBM SPSS Statistics for typical data analysis. Students will learn the basics of reading data, data definition, data modification, data analysis, and presentation of analytical results. In addition to the fundamentals, students will learn shortcuts that will help them save time. This course uses the IBM SPSS Statistics Base; one section presents an add-on module, IBM SPSS Custom Tables.

Duration: 2.0 days

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## Objectives

• Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics
• Selecting cases for analyses
• Transforming variables
• Using functions to transform variables
• Setting the unit of analysis
• Merging data files
• Summarizing individual variables
• Describing the relationship between variables
• Creating presentation-ready tables with Custom Tables
• Customizing pivot tables
• Working with syntax
• Controlling the IBM SPSS Statistics environment

## Content

1. Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics

• Review basic concepts in IBM SPSS Statistics
• Identify the steps in the research process
• Review basic analyses
• Use Help

• Overview of data sources
• Read data from Microsoft Excel
• Define variable properties

3. Transform variables

• Compute new variables
• Recode values of nominal, ordinal, and scale variables
• Create a numeric variable from a string variable

4. Use functions to compute variables

• Use statistical functions
• Use logical functions
• Use missing value functions
• Use conversion functions
• Use system variables
• Use the Data and Time Wizard

5. Set the unit of analysis

• Remove duplicate cases
• Create aggregated datasets
• Restructure datasets

6. Merge data files

• Add cases from one dataset to another
• Add variables from one dataset to another
• Enrich a dataset with aggregated information

7. Select cases for analyses

• Select case for an analysis
• Run analyses for subgroups

8. Summarize individual variables

• Define levels of measurement
• Summarizing categorical variables with Frequencies
• Summarizing scale variables with Frequencies and Descriptives

9. Describe relationship between variables

• Select the appropriate procedure to summarize the relationship between two variables
• Summarize the relationship between categorical variables with Crosstabs
• Summarize the relationship between a scale and a categorical variable with Means

10. Create presentation-ready tables with Custom Tables

• Identify table layouts
• Create tables for variables with shared categorical
• Create tables for variables that represent a multiple response question

11. Customize pivot tables

• Perform Automated Output Modification
• Customize pivot tables in the Pivot Table Editor
• Use table templates
• Export pivot tables to other applications

12. Create and customize charts

• Use the Chart Builder to create various types of graphs
• Customize charts in the Chart Editor
• Use chart templates
• Export pivot tables to other applications

13. Work with syntax

• Use syntax to automate analyses
• Use the Syntax Editor environment
• Create and edit syntax
• Run syntax

14. Control the IBM SPSS Statistics environment

• Describe the features of the Options dialog box
• Reset the display of variables
• Set the default working data folders

## Audience

• New users of IBM SPSS Statistics
• Users who want to refresh their knowledge about IBM SPSS Statistics
• Anyone who is considering purchasing IBM SPSS Statistics

## Course Benefits

• Career growth