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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 280
Professor
Owen Gallupe
Semester
Winter

Description
1 Lecture 3 - Intro to SPSS - summary page 1) What is SPSS? a. Software specifically designed to analyse data b. Basically a spreadsheet 2) “Variable View” (in quotes is what you will see in SPSS) a. “Name” variables – no spaces allowed, try to keep it short b. “Type” of variables - generally “Numeric” c. “Label” variables – more descriptive than “Name”, can be spaces d. For categorical variables, create “Values” for those (e.g., 0=male, 1=female) e. Create “Missing” value codes - e.g., 99, 999999 f. Tell what kind of “Measure” it is 3) “D
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