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SPSS: Opening Data

Data in SPSS

SPSS has the capacity to complete an analysis of quantitative data for a myriad of analytical tests.

This tab is a step by step guide to open SPSS data through "point and click" and "code". 

Steps to Open Data: Point and Click

1. Open SPSS

2. Go to File > Open > Data

3. Select your SPSS data file

4. Select "Open"

Note: If your SPSS file is not showing, change the drop down menu next to Files of type: to "All Files". 

Steps to Open Data: Code

1. Open SPSS

2. Go to File > New > Syntax

2. A Syntax window till open.

3. In the Syntax window type in the following code putting in the location of where you saved your data

GET
  STATA FILE='file_location.DTA'.
DATASET NAME DataSet4 WINDOW=FRONT.

Example: 

GET
  STATA FILE='C:\Users\randerson32\Downloads\2016_stata\GSS2016.SAV'.
DATASET NAME DataSet4 WINDOW=FRONT.