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SPSS

Learning to Use SPSS

The "Common Tasks and Functions" section of this guide walks through how to perform various tasks in SPSS using syntax/code. We provide example syntax/code, results from analysis, and break down what we can learn from our analysis. 

The "Workshops Materials" section contains the data files and workshop handouts for the SPSS 1 and SPSS 2 workshops (teaching the point-and-click approach to using SPSS) and SPSS 3 (teaching the syntax/code approach).

Common Tasks and Functions

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The Common Tasks and Functions section of this guide walks through how you can perform data manipulation, data analysis, and graphing in the Stata program using code. We provide example code, results from analysis, and break down what we can learn from the analyses. 

The Workshops Materials section contains data files and workshop handouts for the SPSS 1 and SPSS 2 workshops (teaching the point-and-click approach to using SPSS) and SPSS 3 (teaching the syntax/code approach).

Use the tab menu on the left to navigate through this research guide.

In addition to the information on this guide, Research Data Services has research guides for various other programs. Click on the links below to explore other programs! 

Access to SPSS from Off Campus

Due to the COVID-19 situation, SPSS is currently available to download on GSU faculty, staff, and student personal-owned computers -- this license will expire August 31, 2021. Instructions for downloading are available at the following links: Windows | Mac 

If you downloaded SPSS from the GSU OnTheHub/Kivuto page prior to August 31, 2020, you will need to retrieve and enter the new 2021 authorization code:

  1. Go back to the GSU OnTheHub/Kivuto page (where you downloaded the software)
  2. In the top right corner click your email/account name > click Your Account/Orders
  3. Find SPSS in list of your Orders & Downloads > click View Details button
  4. Look for the authorization code (screen should look something like below screenshot)
  5. Follow remaining steps for entering the authorization code listed in campus IT's Instructions: Windows | Mac 

If you have issues with installing SPSS, please contact campus IT at help@gsu.edu