Basic data entry..I feel so dumb

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robinmaddox
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Basic data entry..I feel so dumb

Postby robinmaddox » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:55 pm

Hello,
I am taking elem. stats on line this summer. We are using SPSS and there is very little instruction in how to use the actual program.
I basically have no idea what I am doing.
I followed the directions for creating my first set of data. I am to make a frequency distribution. But I cant figure out where to put the actual number of the variable. For example, I have newspaper and I need to enter that the newspaper was read 10 times. I cant figure out how to do that.
I feel like I have not set it up correctly because when I hit analyze and frequencies, what the book says should be there is not.
Is anyone willing to walk me through this?
Penguin_Knight
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Re: Basic data entry..I feel so dumb

Postby Penguin_Knight » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:11 am

Without knowing your original data and research question there isn't much we can help. But you can try searching YouTube for "SPSS Data Entry". Here is an example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQykoF1ZMXY

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