Detailed Tutorials

These SPSS tutorials are designed to be detailed and comprehensive, but still easy to understand.

If you just want to get to your result as quickly as possible, then try our Quick Tutorials. Otherwise follow the links here as a first step on your journey to gaining a full understanding of the tools and resources on offer within the SPSS statistics package.

You can find a complete list of detailed tutorials here.

Merging Files in SPSS

There are two ways in which you can merge files (data sets) in SPSS. Firstly, you can merge files that contain the same variables (fields or columns) but different records or cases (rows). Secondly, you can merge files that contain the same records or cases (rows) but different variables (fields or columns). The steps for … Read more

Simple Main Effects Tests for Two-Way ANOVA with Significant Interaction in SPSS

In this tutorial we show you how to conduct simple main effects tests in SPSS for a two-way ANOVA with a significant interaction effect. We also show you how to interpret and report the results of these tests. The two-way ANOVA (analysis of variance) assesses the effects of two independent categorical variables on a continuous … Read more

Pairwise Comparisons for a Two-Way ANOVA in SPSS (No Significant Interaction Effect)

The two-way ANOVA (analysis of variance) assesses the effects of two independent categorical variables on a continuous dependent variable.  If you find a significant main effect for one or both of your independent variables with a two-way ANOVA – and you do not find a significant interaction effect between these variables – you can conduct … Read more