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 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. Or you’ll waste time, make errors, and not even know it.
The good news is that SPSS makes it extremely easy to get started learning and getting the benefits of using syntax without having to spend endless days in front of a manual. And this series will guide you on your journey to becoming a master syntax writer.