SPSS blues
June 16, 2011 12:31 AM   Subscribe

I'm having trouble interpreting my SPSS output. While I'm not new to the program, I'm working somewhat beyond my current level of understanding. I understand the concepts I'm testing, but I'm not always sure which parts of the SPSS output are relevant to my questions and which parts can be ignored. Can you recommend a website which summarises which numbers to look at and what they mean, as though I am very, very stupid? (Tests include ANOVA, loglinear analysis and multiple regression).
posted by embrangled to Science & Nature (5 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Open in my browser constantly as a reference: StatisticsHell.com, run by Andy Field, who also wrote the friendly (based on my glancing at it, preferring to use websites) textbook Discovering Statistics Using SPSS.
posted by knile at 1:12 AM on June 16, 2011 [3 favorites]

Best answer: I've found StatNotes very useful for this. They provide annotated SPSS output for most techniques.
posted by prenominal at 2:41 AM on June 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best answer: The UCLA stat lab is very helpful for this.
posted by jasper411 at 6:13 AM on June 16, 2011

Best answer: I used to work at SPSS, and I still keep a copy of the base manual by Marija NoruĊĦis, because it was such a clear explanation of both statistics and the program. I see from a quick web search that she's still writing manuals for the program. The latest ones are pricey, but cheap copies of older versions are available.
posted by zompist at 11:29 AM on June 16, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks, everyone. These are all fantastic resources. A few nights of study and that terrible 'I-don't-know-what-I'm-doing' feeling is fading fast.
posted by embrangled at 6:07 PM on June 23, 2011

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