An Intermediate Guide to SPSS Programming: Using Syntax for Data Management introduces the major tasks of data management and presents solutions using SPSS syntax. This book fills an important gap in the education of many students and researchers, whose coursework has left them unprepared for the data management issues which confront them when they begin to do independent research. It also serves as an introduction to SPSS programming; all the basic features of SPSS syntax are illustrated, as are many intermediate and advanced topics such as using vectors and loops, reading complex data files, and using the SPSS macro language.

Types of Files in SPSS

This chapter discusses the different types of files used and created in SPSS, including

  • O Syntax files
  • O Data files
  • O Output files
  • O The journal or log file

Some of the discussion in this chapter is necessarily system-specific: For instance, the syntax, data, and output windows are described as they are used in ...

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