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New for Fall 2015! Half-day and full-day Advanced Software Training

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Fall in love with SPSS again: Mapping in SPSS 20

SPSS manages to keep their throne as the most widely-used statistical analysis software in social science. They have outdone themselves, yet again, with SPSS 20. The Maps feature is at the forefront of the collection of new updates in this … Continue reading

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PSPP: SPSS’s Alter Ego

You’re considering getting your own copy of SPSS on your personal computer and you begin to browse for the program online (although if you have an AU-owned computer, you can just get it installed from us).  You want more than … Continue reading

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SPSS Tutorial Videos on YouTube

Need some last-last-minute help with SPSS? California State University, Los Angeles, has a great YouTube channel that has several videos on how to use SPSS.  There are videos on how to download data files, define variables, entering data, and how to … Continue reading

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Quick Way to Find Variables on SPSS

When you’re using SPSS, have you had those moments when you’re endlessly looking for a certain variable, but in a list of 100+ you never seem to do it quickly?  Do not waste time scrolling through your giant database; instead, take … Continue reading

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SPSS vs. STATA

Are you still trying to decide which statistical package to use for your research project? Take a quick tip from one of our consultants to help make your decision: These are some of the pros and cons of using SPSS or Stata … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Union: How to merge data on SPSS

You’ve just spent hours finding the perfect data for your project. The problem now is that you have two (or more) different data sets and you need to smoosh them all into one. Here is how you can do that: … Continue reading

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Things to keep in mind while using SPSS

When using SPSS, you’ll quickly find that there are few conventions unique to this software, especially when it comes to naming variables and recognizing your files after you’ve saved them. Here are a few things to keep in mind when using … Continue reading