Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 16:09:40 +0300
Reply-To: "Paparodopoulos, Nikos" <NPaparodopoulos@ing.gr>
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From: "Paparodopoulos, Nikos" <NPaparodopoulos@ing.gr>
Subject: Re: Here's some help...
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Although you are right in "pushing" ourselves to seek "first aid" for our
SPSS's related problems from the already existing resources nevertheless I
myself agree with Susan that the List is of invaluable help & there are some
suggestions, from our co-listers, triggered even by "trivial" questions that
give the required fuel to SPSS to move forward.
From: Cardwell, Susan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: Here's some help...
betty I understand your point. I like bob's suggestion that we be more clear
on the subject line. monica perry recently asked listers how they learned to
use spss, syntax, script, ect. the drift I got was that the majority of us
learned on the job. when I ask a question I DO look in other places first.
in fact, the last question I posted received many different ways to get the
results; some worked some didn't. however, I did receive one email from a
lister suggesting that I look in a textbook like most listers do and find my
answers there. I consider the list invaluable and the listers as comrades.
no doubt your resources will be helpful and I will use them, BUT I don't
want to feel incompetent and therefore unworthy of asking questions here.
btw , does your email allow for direct funneling into a separate mailbox so
you can look at the 60 mails at your leisure?
From: Betty C. Jung [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 6:41 PM
Subject: Here's some help...
Hello, Listers -
I almost had a heart attack when I checked my E-mail
today. I had 93 messages. Granted a third was spam,
but that left some 60 messages of which half were from
I really like to stay on this list, but it's getting
hard to wade through so many messages on a daily
basis. Therefore, I have spent a day googling and I
have compiled 60+ links dealing with SPSS covering
most of the questions I see people asking from this
list. These links are organized under 3 sections:
Procedures, Syntax and Tutorials. I have included
sites that listers have mentioned to be helpful, too,
and will continue to do that.
I realize that it's easier to send in a question to a
friendly, accessible list, but I think it will save
time for everyone to spend some time going through an
SPSS tutorial or two. Such tutorials are readily
available these days on the Net. I have included the
best easy-to-understand ones for starters. After you
have gone through some tutorials, and if you still
have questions, then send something in.
The other types of questions people seem to be asking
have to do with research methodology. There are many
good research methods books around that will provide
the background needed to perform and understand good statistical analysis.
I apologize ahead of time in case I have offended
anyone, but I feel this list should be the "last
resort" after one has tried to find the answer some
place else. I know no one has the time to search for
good resources on the Net, so I decided to do that
because I enjoy research and can do it faster than
most people I know.
Thanks for your time,
Betty C. Jung
Hope these pages will help....
Health Education/Program Evaluation http://www.bettycjung.net/Healthed.htm
Lots of Search Engines on one page http://www.bettycjung.net/Wsse.htm
Betty C. Junghttp://www.bettycjung.net/