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Statistical analysis using SPSS
You can do some very sophisticated procedures in SPSS. It is most likely that you will want to generate descriptive statistics, such as:
- Analyse > Descriptive statistics > Frequencies, e.g. frequency and percentages of responses
(Note that the Statistics button gives more choices)
- Descriptive, e.g. dispersion (min. and max. responses)
(Note that the Options button gives more choices)
You may wish to undertake Inferential statistics, such as:
- Analyse > Correlate Bivariate, e.g. Pearson, Kendalls tau-b, Spearman
Note that the results of analysis are presented in the SPSS Viewer . If you want to save this output you must File > Save as and enter a "filename".spo e.g. efficiencystats.spo (you can then just File > Save the output as necessary).
You must save both the data editor (i.e. variable information and data entered) and output (SPSS viewer) separately.
The tables of results, charts and graphs can be edited and copied into (for example) Word documents.