Introduction to SPSS

5. Part III: Managing data in SPSS

Managing data well is a really important skill, and SPSS is a good place to learn some of the basics of data management.

Three key elements to data management processes include:

1. Importing data into SPSS;

2. Labelling data (variables and values); and

3. Sorting and merging data.

Before and after doing each of these processes, you should also know how to inspect your data.

These four processes are covered in this chapter.