By Eric L. Einspruch
An Introductory consultant to SPSS® for Windows®, moment Edition develops SPSS abilities utilizing pattern courses illustrating tips on how to behavior the analyses regularly lined in an introductory information direction. in the course of the ebook, info are analyzed and SPSS output are interpreted within the context of study questions. Boldface textual content is used to point operations or offerings the reader might want to make while working SPSS. workouts also are integrated, with options supplied within the appendix. This Second variation has been up-to-date to SPSS model 12.0, and comprises new SPSS positive aspects, together with tips to recode facts utilizing the visible Bander and the way to learn textual content information utilizing the textual content Import Wizard.
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In this chapter, we will look at two alternatives for getting data: reading data from a text file (also known as an ASCII file) and reading data that have been entered using another software package. This chapter will also explore a second topic of importance for managing data files, namely, how to combine two different data files (please note that for learning purposes, the topic of managing data files has been saved until this chapter, although in practice, one typically combines data files before manipulating the data).
Select Equal Width Intervals if it is not already selected, enter “9” as the First Cutpoint Location, “9” for the Number of Cutpoints, and “10” as the Width of the cutpoints. 6. Click the Apply button, and when prompted that “the existing cutpoint definitions will be replaced,” click the OK button to return to the second Visual Bander dialog box. Notice that the Visual Bander has created the desired values for the new variable. Now click the Make Labels button and the Visual Bander automatically assigns labels to the new values.
To change which window is designated, simply click the icon with the exclamation point that appears at the right end of the upper toolbar in the Viewer window. Having more than one window open affords you options that you otherwise would not have. As a simple example, consider the two analyses we have done so far. qxd 2/14/2005 6:06 PM Page 33 Running SPSS the academic ability and parent education data to be saved in one Viewer file and the results of the frequency distributions of the other variables to be saved in a different file.