In this 10-part tutorial, you will learn how to get started using SPSS for data preparation, analysis, and graphing. This tutorial will give you the skills to start using SPSS on your own. You will need a license to SPSS and to have it installed before you begin.
You may have heard that using SPSS Syntax is more efficient, gives you more control, and ultimately saves you time and frustration. They’re all true.
I realize that you probably use SPSS because you don’t want to code. You like the menus.
I get it. I like the menus, too, and I use them all the time. But I use syntax just as often.
At some point, if you want to do serious data analysis, you have to start using syntax. [Read more…] about SPSS Syntax 101
There is a lot of skill needed to perform good data analyses. It is not just about statistical knowledge (though more statistical knowledge is always helpful). Organizing your data analysis, and knowing how to do that, is a key skill. [Read more…] about Best Practices for Organizing your Data Analysis
It’s easy to develop bad habits in data analysis. When you’re new to it, you just don’t have enough experience to realize that what feels like efficiency will actually come back to make things take longer, introduce problems, and lead to more frustration. [Read more…] about Three Habits in Data Analysis That Feel Efficient, Yet are Not
In this nearly 6-hour tutorial you will learn menu-based R libraries so you can use R without having to fuss with R code. These libraries don’t cover everything R can do, but they do quite a bit and can set you up to make running R much easier.
Odds ratios have a unique part to play in describing the effects of logistic regression models. But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to communicate to an audience who is likely to misinterpret them. So writing up your odds ratios has to be done with care. [Read more…] about Guidelines for writing up three types of odds ratios