# Quick Tutorials

These quick SPSS tutorials are designed to get you the result you need as fast as possible.

They work on the assumption that you have already added data into SPSS, and what you need to know is how to perform a specific calculation and to interpret the result.

If you require a more in-depth understanding, then you should check out our detailed tutorials.

You can find a complete list of quick tutorials here.

## How to Create and Edit a Pie Chart in SPSS

This quick tutorial will show you how to generate a simple pie chart using the SPSS statistics package. The Data For the purposes of this tutorial, we’re using data contained … Read more

## Calculate the Difference Between Two Dates in SPSS

In this quick tutorial, we’re going to look at how to compute the difference between two dates in SPSS. This is something you might want to do, for example, if … Read more

## Test for Normality in SPSS

This quick tutorial will explain how to test whether sample data is normally distributed in the SPSS statistics package. It is a requirement of many parametric statistical tests – for … Read more

## How to Compute Difference Scores in SPSS

This quick tutorial will show you how to compute difference scores in SPSS, and save the results in a new variable. Perhaps the most common scenario for computing difference scores … Read more

## Rules for Naming Variables in SPSS

This quick tutorial details the rules for naming variables in the SPSS statistics package. SPSS allows you to rename variables either via its Variable View or by using syntax. There … Read more

## How to Rename a Dataset in SPSS

This quick tutorial will show you how to rename a dataset in the SPSS statistics package. Quick Steps In the SPSS Data View, click File, then Rename Dataset… Type the … Read more

## How to Calculate the Median in SPSS

This quick tutorial will show how to calculate the median of a set of data in SPSS. Quick Steps Click Analyze -> Descriptive Statistics -> Frequencies Move the variable for … Read more

## Frequency Distribution in SPSS

This quick tutorial will show you how to generate a frequency distribution table and histogram within SPSS. Quick Steps Click on Analyze -> Descriptive Statistics -> Frequencies Move the variable … Read more

## Interpreting Chi Square Results in SPSS

This quick tutorial will show you how to interpret the result of a chi square calculation you have performed in SPSS. The Result The tutorial starts from the assumption that … Read more