How to Edit Bar Charts in SPSS

SPSS allows users to make a wide variety of edits to their bar charts.  In this tutorial we will show you the easiest way to make some of the most common and useful edits using the same simple bar chart. You can either read the whole tutorial or jump to the section(s) you need using … Read more

How to Create a Scatter Plot in SPSS

Scatter plots allow us to visualize the relationship between two numeric variables.  This quick tutorial will show you the easiest method to create a simple scatter plot in SPSS. Quick Steps Click Graphs -> Legacy Dialogs -> Scatter/Dot Select “Simple Scatter” Click “Define” Click “Reset” (recommended) Select the predictor/independent variable and move it into the … Read more

How to Edit Pie Charts in SPSS

There are many ways in which you can edit the pie charts that you create in SPSS.  This tutorial will show you how to make the most common and useful edits. Editing Your Pie Chart in SPSS After you create a pie chart in SPSS, the Output Viewer will pop up with your new chart.  … Read more

How to Calculate and Interpret Z Scores in SPSS

This tutorial will show you how to calculate and interpret z scores in the SPSS statistical package. Z scores are variables that have been standardized such that they have a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1. Quick Steps Click Analyze -> Descriptive Statistics -> Descriptives Click “Reset” (recommended) Selected the variable(s) that … Read more

How to Create a Stem and Leaf Plot in SPSS

This tutorial will show you how to create a stem and leaf plot in the SPSS statistical package. Quick Steps Click Analyze -> Descriptive Statistics -> Explore Click “Reset” (recommended) Move the variable you wish to plot into the “Dependent List” box Click the “Plots” button Ensure the “Stem-and-leaf” option is selected under “Descriptive” Under … Read more

How to Create a Stacked Bar Chart in SPSS

This tutorial will show you the quickest method to create a stacked bar chart to visualize the relationship between two variables in the SPSS statistical package. Quick Steps Click Graphs -> Legacy Dialogs -> Bar Select “Stacked” and “Summaries for groups of cases” Click Define Move the variable you wish to display on the horizontal … Read more

How to Create a Clustered Bar Chart in SPSS

This tutorial will show you the quickest method to create a clustered bar chart to visualize the relationship between two variables in the SPSS statistical package. Quick Steps Click Graphs -> Legacy Dialogs -> Bar Select “Clustered” and “Summaries for groups of cases” Click Define Select the variable you wish to display on the horizontal … Read more