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IBM SPSS Statistics (Beginners)
Learn how to customize existing toolbars and create new ones to launch frequently used procedures and generate graphs and charts with the click of a toolbar button.
Cleaning a dataset can be tricky, especially when it comes to duplicate cases. This function helps you to define duplicate cases in any way you want and flag them to be deleted or used as desired.
Use this procedure to calculate the total number of different responses a respondent gave across a number of questions, or to calculate the total number of items each person buys.
Putting together a slick presentation with an image on the background of the page? To make sure the image shows through any graphs, you’ll need a transparent image. Learn how to create transparent graphs that can be used in presentations, web pages, or elsewhere!
Do you need to display 2 different values along the Y-axis? Use this method to highlight 2 points, such as the average beginning salary and current salary on the Y-axis.
Learn how to create your own custom variable attributes to add notes such as survey response type or a brief description of your variable.
IBM SPSS Statistics (Advanced)
Merging two or more string variables into a single variable can be useful. Learn how to merge variables such as FirstName & LastName; or Address1 & Address2 & Address3; by using SPSS’s Concatenation function.
Convert a categorical variable to dichotomous dummy variables without a tedious process by using one of the approaches suggested in this tech tip.
Do you want to automatically route your SPSS results to your desired location and format (doc, xls, pdf, xml, etc.)? Learn how to do it in this tech tip.
IBM SPSS Modeler
Do you want to select records which may result in long winded and/or statements? Avoid this by using the apt Generate menu option of the output, by just clicking cells.
There is no need to rewrite commands you have already developed in SQL. Learn how to import SQL code directly into your model in SPSS Modeler.