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Technical and Research Skills: Packages

An Introduction to SPSS

1 day 

SPSS is a powerful statistical application package that is particularly useful for the analysis of questionnaire data. It can be used in the analysis of data from various disciplines and this introductory level course will cover the basic analysis functions provided by the Windows version of SPSS. By the end of this course you will:

  • be able to prepare and enter data into SPSS;
  • understand how SPSS uses statistical procedures such as Frequencies, Crosstabulation, Pearson ChiSquare, Compare Means, Independent Samples T-test, OneWay Anova and Correlation;
  • be able to transform and recode data;
  • understand how to create and edit pivot tables;
  • know how to use SPPS to work with graphs;
  • understand how to import data from external sources, e.g. Excel worksheets and Access database tables.

A basic knowledge of statistics is essential to understand the functionality of the SPSS application.

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

27 November 2015
Training Room 1, Julian Hodge Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

04 April 2016
Training Suite, Julian Hodge Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

10:00 - 17:00

To book a place on either date please submit your booking request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: HUMRS
Target Audience: RS