ERIC Number: ED201643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Test Analysis With SPSS.
This is the revised version of a paper originally produced for the AKS Test Teach-In held at the Gesamthochschule in Duisburg, West Germany, in March 1979. Details about computing are expanded in the revised version, but no attempt has been made to go into the intricacies of test statistics. This paper assumes that the reader knows what statistics are needed and how to interpret them. How to obtain relevant information about tests using a computer and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) is demonstrated. SPSS is a "shorthand" method of using the computer to produce statistical analyses of data without having to learn one of the more flexible, but infinitely more complicated, programming languages. Topics covered in this guide include: (1) layout of an SPSS program; (2) program input--data; (3) SPSS syntax; (4) first steps in programming--data definition; (5) comfort for the user--labels; (6) let the computer do the work--data transformation; (7) entering data; (8) statistical procedures in SPSS; (9) frequencies; (10) reliability; (11) Pearson product-moment correlation; (12) output from program BREAKDOWN; (13) t-test; (14) breakdown for lists; (15) finish; (16) edit; and (17) error routines. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Interuniversitare Sprachtestgruppe (West Germany).