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DSD: Getting Started with SPSS
Course Description:

SPSS is a well-established statistical and data analysis package available on various computer systems at UCL. SPSS has a wide range of procedures for data manipulation and for statistical analysis.

This course provides an introduction for new users of SPSS. This is a blended learning course. Before each remote classroom session, students will be asked to complete a small amount of out-of-class learning.

This course consists of two two-hour remote classroom sessions.

"Teaching me the software functions and process provided me with essential data processing skills. As a result, my dissertation was highly commented by my supervisor and the second marker. Thank you very much!" (Postgraduate student in Education and Technology)


You should have a good understanding of statistical concepts. No prior experience with SPSS is required, but experience using a spreadsheet application such as Excel would be an advantage.


Once you have enrolled, please check that you have received a confirmation email from MyLearning. You will also receive an email with a joining link at least one day before the session.

Courses start on the hour but please join during the 5 minutes prior to this to download resources and test out your connection/audio.

For more details on how to book, cancel and join sessions please visit our practical course information page.


At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • verify and amend variable definitions;
  • perform simple data management and transformation tasks;
  • create simple graphs and tables;
  • perform simple statistical tests and create simple models.
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at those with a good understanding of statistical concepts who wish to learn to use SPSS to analyse their data.
Target Audience: All
14/02/2023 - 21/02/2023  (Enrol between 21/11/2022 and 17/02/2023) Enrol

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