### Getting started with SPSS

Working through some exercises using SPSS will give you the opportunity to apply what you have learnt thus far by using some sample data.

**Exercise**Work your way through the following exercises. You will need to have access to a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel and SPSS. The first exercise will guide you through the basic operations of using SPSS before we move onto using the software for quantitative analysis.

The second exercise is more of a guidebook to some of the types of analysis you might perform using SPSS. Take a look at the information contained in the tabs and then return to this page for exercise 3 where you will be given the opportunity to test some of the knowledge that you have just gained.

Now that you have read about Confidence Intervals, margins of error, statistical tests, hypotheses, statistical significance, and the T-Test, you should be ready to try out exercise 3. In this exercise you will again use the dummy data, this time to compare the means of variables.

Exercise 4 and 5 complete this section of the course.

**Correlation**tells us how related two variables are, while**Regression**can tell us what the relationship between the variables is. It is therefore important to understand what each of these does and how to undertake them correctly in SPSS.