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Creating an SPSS Data File, Data and Variable View Screens
In this lecture ´´Creating an SPSS Data File´´ is explained. Section one is about ´´Creating an SPSS Data File, Data and Variable View Screens´´. Educator started this section by the representation of creating an SPSS data file. Next focus is the variable view screen. Subsequently, the data view screen is represented. After that educator discussed in detail that how The Variable View Screen and the data view screen is created.
Variable Name, Type, Width and Decimals
Section two is about ‘’Variable Name, Type, Width and Decimals’’. Educator’s prime focus is variable names. Each variable name must be unique and must begin with an alphabetic character. Next, variable type are illustrated. Educator tells that in medical statistics, the most common types of data are numeric and string. After that information about width and decimals in SPSS data file is delivered. Finally, discussion continues on hiding rows and columns in SPSS.
Label, Values, Missing, Column and Align
Section three is about ‘’Label, Values, Missing, Column and Align’’. At first educator tells about labels. Next focus is values. Then adding a value label is elucidated in detail. After that educator notify about missing. At the end of this section columns and align is discussed.
Measure and Role
Section four is about ‘’Measure and Role’’. Educator tells that in SPSS, the measurement level of the variable can be classified as nominal, ordinal or scale under the Measure option. In the next slide categorical and continuous variables are highlighted. Nominal variables are also the subject of discussion. This is followed by ordinal variables. Moving onward is the scale variables. After that role is explained in detail.
Classifying Variables for Analysis, Saving SPSS File
Section five is about ‘’Classifying Variables for Analysis, Saving SPSS File’’. Educator explains in detail about classifying variables for analysis. After that information on saving the SPSS file is delivered. Then educator reveals information on opening data from excel in SPSS. Many researchers use excel or access for ease of entering and managing the data.