**What is SPSS?**

SPSS is a statistical software which was actually developed as an analysis program for social scientist . Abbreviation of SPSS is Statistical Package for Social Science and now it is modified to Superior Performing Software.

**Why we use SPSS?**

-SPSS performs four main tasks:

- Manipulates and manages data
- Products reports and table
- Perform simple and complex statistical analysis
- Produces graphical output

**Interface:**

Mainly there are four window-

1.data editor

2.output viewer

3.syntax editor

4.script windows

There are two interface in data editor.

**i.variable view:**

In this view , we can insert our variable name .

Variable view |

**ii.data view:**

In this view , we can input our data for our inserted variable.

Data view |

*H*ow can we enter data in SPSS?
We can enter data in spss by using two different ways.

- Manually
- Import data from excel

**Manually entering data:**

Manually entering data |

- After open spss software , at first we have to write the variable name in the "Name" column.
- click on "Type" and select the variable type.
- then we have to write the variable description in the "Label" column.

Selecting variable type |

**then we have to go to the "Values" column and click on it. Then we can see a new box named value labels .**

Add value labels |

**Now we have to enter a value on that box and define the value by a label and click "Add". After adding all values then click "Ok".**

**By using above process we can easily entering our data in spss manually .**

How to analyze data using SPSS (for beginners)-part 1

How to analyze data using SPSS (part-2), how to input data in SPSS

How to analyze data using SPSS (part-3), how to import data in SPSS from excel file

__How to analyze data using SPSS (part-4), how to sort data in SPSS__

__How to analyze data using SPSS ( part-5) how to merge file in SPSS?__

How to analyze data using SPSS ( part-6), how to merge file in SPSS

How to analyze data using SPSS (part-7), Finding missing values, Replacing missing values, Coding missing values in SPSS

How to analyze data using SPSS (part-8), variable transformation, Recoding variables in spss

Univariate analysis| How to analyze data using spss (part-9)

Bivariate analysis| How to analyze data using spss (part-10)

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