IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows 22.0: A Basic Tutorial


This book is intended for those who want to learn the basics of SPSS. It can be used as a text in a class or by those working independently. Each chapter has instructions that guide you through a series of problems, as well as graphics showing you what your screen should look like at various steps in the process. There are also exercises at the end of each chapter for further practice and more exercises and teaching modules are on the Social Science Research and Instructional Center (SSRIC) website.

In order to use the software you will need for this book, you will either have to purchase SPSS or find a computer laboratory in which SPSS has been installed. Most colleges and universities have labs where you can use SPSS. If you purchase a license for SPSS, we suggest you buy the Graduate Pack.

Authors: Individual chapters written, or updated from previous versions of this tutorial, by Linda Fiddler (CSU Bakersfield), John L. Korey (Cal Poly Pomona), Edward E. Nelson (CSU Fresno), and Elizabeth Ness Nelson (CSU Fresno). Edited by Ed Nelson. Contributors to previous editions have also included Nan Chico (CSU East Bay), Laura Hecht (CSU Bakersfield), James Ross (CSU Bakersfield), and Richard A. Shaffer (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo).


Note: each section of the text (in MS Word format), and each of the datasets (in SPSS system file format), is available for download. In Internet Explorer or Chrome, right-click on the file, then click on "Save target as...."

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Last Updated: May 17, 2016