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The Power of Descriptive Statistics in IBM SPSS Statistics

Express Course

In IBM SPSS Statistics, you can work inside a single, integrated interface to run descriptive statistics, regression, advanced statistics, and machine learning models. You can create publication-ready charts, tables, and decision trees in one tool. IBM SPSS Statistics is easy to use, provides analysis automation, comprehensive statistical tools, integration with open source, and help at your fingertips.  

To improve your experience using IBM SPSS Statistics, the Version 1 SPSS experts provide Statistics training,offering both express and longer courses. Training can also be customised for individual users and groups.  

This two-hour course will show users why descriptive statistics are powerful data summaries and how they can offer real insight. Descriptive statistics describe and summarise data and present it in an easily understandable manner. Descriptive statistics consist of measures of central tendency, variation, and shape. Users will learn how to run tables to show the mean, median and mode for variables and the best methods to visualise these measures.  

Exploratory data analysis (EDA) is also covered in this course, providing a deeper examination of data and hidden insights into data. Variation and shape measures are also available in EDA, and these will be reviewed. Finally, course attendees will learn how to create tables and visualisations.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • What are descriptive statistics, and why are they useful?
  • How to run descriptive statistics in IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Data exploration
  • Descriptives in table format
  • Descriptives in visual format
  • Automation of work

Course attendees will receive sample data files and step-by-step exercises that can be completed following the course.

Best for: Researchers and analysts who want to understand how to get the most out of descriptive statistics, how to explore data, how to visualise descriptive statistics, and automate their work.

Course Duration

2 hours

Experience Level

Mid Level to Advanced

Upcoming Dates

11th September 2024 (2 Hours)


14th November 2024 (2 Hours)


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