SPSS for Windows 19.0: A Basic Tutorial

Linda Fiddler, California State University, Bakersfield
Laura Hecht, California State University, Bakersfield
Edward E. Nelson, California State University, Fresno
Elizabeth Ness Nelson, California State University, Fresno
James Ross, California State University, Bakersfield


This book is intended for those who want to learn the basics of SPSS (Version 19). This book can be used as a text in a class or by those working independently. It was written as a tutorial. Each chapter has instructions that guide you through a series of problems, as well as graphics showing you what your screen should look like at various steps in the process. You can download the subset of the 2010 General Social Survey that accompanies the text. The data have been weighted by the variable (wtss) that is provided by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. There are also exercises at the end of each chapter for further practice and more exercises and teaching modules at this same web site.

In order to use the software that you will need for this book, you will either have to purchase SPSS or find a computer laboratory in which SPSS has been installed. Most colleges and universities have labs where you can use SPSS. If you purchase SPSS, we suggest you buy the Graduate Pack.

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Last Updated: September 6, 2011