Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 16:46:55 -0400
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From: Art Kendall <Arthur.Kendall@verizon.net>
Organization: Social Research Consultants
Subject: Re: Need basic instruction on using SPSS syntax
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To begin, whenever you use a menu exit via the <paste> option rather
go to the syntax window and read what is there.
Highlight the first word in the procedure and click the syntax icon.
Browse Raynald's site.
Raynald's SPSS Tools, Code Archives, Tips, FAQ and Tutorials
see www.spss.com :
SPSS Programming and Data Management: A Guide for SPSS and SAS Users by
Two books I haven't seen but earlier SPSS books by this author were
quote clipped from an earleir post on this list
"There's also the SPSS 12.0 Statistical Procedures Companion which
provides detailed descriptions of many of the most commonly used
statistical procedures in SPSS
If you're interested in an introduction to statistical methods using
SPSS, there's also the SPSS 12.0 Guide to Data Analysis:
Social Research Consultants
University Park, MD USA
Bill Gottdiener wrote:
>I would like recommendations on how to use SPSS syntax. I've been a point and click user for a number of years because I learned SPSS after the Windows version was born. However, I'm now finding that using only the winodows puts severe restrictions on some of the data analyses that I need to use and, therefore, I need the flexibility of the syntax. I'd like some good recommendations on books that would start me off with the easiest, most clear way of learning to use syntax and then recommendations to take me to more advanced levels.