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How to Use SPSS Syntax

How to Use SPSS Syntax
An Overview of Common Commands

January 2014 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Rather than focusing on SPSS menus and the graphic user interface, How to Use SPSS Syntax focuses on the syntax rules in SPSS, a more encompassing approach that allows readers to replicate statistical analyses by storing them in a file for future use. Practical, accessible, and highly focused, the book is brief, while still helping readers develop an in-depth understanding of the common syntax rules and commands. In every chapter, the authors clearly explain the syntax, show the main results, and include social science research examples and downloadable files that allow readers to follow along. Checks throughout the book help readers determine whether the syntax is used correctly.
1. SPSS Syntax Usage
2. Basic Knowledge
3. Data Modifications
4. Statistical Analyses
Appendix I. Arithmetic Expressions
Appendix II. Logical Expressions


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Excellent book for students that wish to develop a deeper understanding of SPSS

Dr Jon Sigurjonsson
Psychology Dept, City College Of New York
November 11, 2014

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Manfred te Grotenhuis

Manfred te Grotenhuis (PhD, Sociology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) is an associate professor of quantitative data analysis at Radboud University Nijmegen and an affiliate of the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). He does research and teaching in inferential statistics, age-period-cohort models, multilevel modeling, event history analysis, and SPSS syntax. Grotenhuis has published extensively in a wide variety of journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Demography, and the International Journal of Epidemiology. He has been teaching statistics... More About Author

Chris Visscher

Chris Visscher (MSc in Sociology, Radboud University Nijmegen,The Netherlands) has been a principal lecturer on statistics for more than 30 years. He wrote one of the early SPSS syntax manuals for students in 1986. He loves to sing Gregorian chants, in his office, in churches, and occasionally at students’ house parties around 3 a.m. More About Author

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