Welcome to SPSS!
Disregarding your question for a second, I strongly recommend getting into the habit of working from syntax
. This may not seem obvious at first, but take a look at http://www.spss-tutorials.com/spss-synt ... ld-use-it/
if you're not sure whether this is the way to go.
If you're confident you're not going to use a subset of cases in any way, delete them with SELECT IF
. See http://www.spss-tutorials.com/spss-select-if-command/
If you're not 100% sure you won't need them anymore, use FILTER
. See http://www.spss-tutorials.com/spss-filter-command/
For examples of running crosstabulations
, take a look at http://www.spss-tutorials.com/spss-crosstabs-command/
and/or http://www.spss-tutorials.com/associati ... variables/
. The latter tutorial shows some pretty charts for this situation as well. Styling the charts with SPSS Chart Templates is rather challenging but it can create a "WOW!" effect among your colleagues, clients and supervisors!