There are a lot of statistical software packages out there. SAS, SPSS, R, STATA, Mplus, LISREL, and the list goes on. The first statistical tool I learned was SPSS, so I have a certain fondness for it, similar to how one might feel about a first car. After years of doing data management with SPSS, I know its ins and outs, its idiosyncracies, its capabilities and its limits. And even though there are flashier and more powerful programs out there, I don’t want to give up the program I know best. I feel very comfortable with SPSS. And I want to drop some knowledge on you about how to use SPSS more effectively.
I am a developmental researcher focusing on relationships and health in adolescence and young adulthood.