SPSS Variable and Value Labels: A Quick Tutorial

After spending many years and countless hours working with SPSS data exports, I’ve developed hundreds of custom SPSS scripts, syntax, and macros that automate a wide variety of tasks. My hope is that I can save you some of that time by sharing this insider knowledge with you. Starting to work with syntax can seem…

A Guide to Creating and Manipulating Survey Variables Using SPSS

When originally created in 1968, SPSS stood for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, but this data analysis technique has since been widely adopted by many other fields too. SPSS can provide some robust and exciting data manipulation options, but only if you’ve set your survey up to take advantage of these capabilities. For those…

Converting Survey Variables with SPSS Syntax

With its emphasis on analyzing statistical data, SPSS is a powerful tool for manipulating survey data. It is, however, an intricate process that demands a high level of expertise. In this article Joe Glines, an SPSS pro with years of experience in data analysis, offers his quick tricks on how to manipulate the SPSS data…

Exporting Survey Data to SPSS

I’m sure you’ve used SurveyGizmo’s exporting capabilities to export your data over to Excel or have used the pre-made Summary, TURF, and Cross tab reports, but did you know that you can export your data to SPSS to do even deeper data analysis and manipulation? We’ve actually just updated

Recording States into Regions with SPSS

Often when conducting surveys, you would like to slice your data in regards to specific territories/regions. This can be achieved manually sorting your data and creating groups however; syntax can speed up the process and be reused over and over. In the example below I’m recoding the State variable provided by SurveyGizmo. (Incidentally, SurveyGizmo is…