ERIC Number: ED225546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
S.P.S.S. User's Manual #1-#4. Basic Program Construction in S.P.S.S.; S.P.S.S. Non-Procedural Statements and Procedural Commands; System Control Language and S.P.S.S.; Quick File Equate Statement Reference.
Earl, Lorna L.
This series of manuals describing and illustrating the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was planned as a self-teaching instrument, beginning with the basics and progressing to an advanced level. Information on what the searcher must know to define the data and write a program for preliminary analysis is contained in manual 1, which describes general rules of statement preparation, SPSS conventions, rules of precedence, basic program construction for temporary runs, and permanent file creation and access. Manual 2 contains the variety of data modification and transformational commands, as well as procedural task request commands. A chart outlines general SPSS functions and the control word used to activate the request, and the options that can be added to a basic program to conduct a specialized analysis are listed. Manual 3 explains how to use SPSS on the Burroughs B6800 computing system and describes the necessary file equate statements to alert the system to data location, status of the program, output destination, and the kind of output desired. Instructions are provided for using the terminals, programming on cards, and submitting a job batch. The final manual presents a quick reference chart of file equate statements with examples illustrating how to use the chart. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Plattsburgh. Coll. at Plattsburgh.
Identifiers: Statistical Package for the Social Sciences