Introduction to SPSS

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9am to 1pm, Burwood Corporate Centre

This half-day workshop aims to introduce participants to SPSS, including procedures for entering, preparing and analysing data using SPSS.

This is a hands-on workshop, using health related datasets. Some of the examples will be taken from the book “SPSS Survival Guide, 6th Edition” by Julie Pallant (published by Allen and Unwin, available through the Deakin Library). It is not a prerequisite to bring a copy of the book, but participants may wish to bring it if they have access to a copy.

The workshop will include:

  • A quick tour of SPSS files and windows
  • Creating a data file, checking for errors and correcting these errors
  • Preparing for analysis: transforming variables to create new variables or recode existing variables
  • Descriptive analysis and basic charts
  • Throughout the workshop there will be time to practice techniques and to ask questions.

Participants will be required to bring along a laptop with IBM SPSS Statistics v22 to v25 (any of these will be acceptable) already installed.


The course assumes that you have not had any or much experience with SPSS.

Who should attend?

PhD students and early career researchers within the Faculty of Health. The workshop would suit people currently involved in, or about to start, postgraduate study and other researchers who wish to expand their quantitative research skills.

Presented by

Karen Wynter, B.Sc., Honours (Psychology), M.Phil. (Education), Ph.D. Research Fellow, School of Nursing & Midwifery – Western Health Partnership

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Please note: courses may be subject to cancellation if insufficient number of participants have registered.

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