Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Two New Videos for SPSS #Analytics #Statistics #HDSDA #95

I have been using IBM's SPSS in my Statistics classes for the past three years, but until now I have never created any videos for this tool. YouTube already has several videos on how to do stuff in SPSS, but I've decided to add to these to create study and revision aids for my own students.

The first video, "How To... Calculate the Mean, Median, and Mode in SPSS", is a fairly short and simple exercise to calculate three average measures of central tendency: mean, median, and mode. I use a small sample of 25 values (test scores) and walk through step-by-step how to use SPSS to calculate and output these descriptive statistics:

In the second video, How To... Calculate Measures of Variability (Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation) in SPSS, I show how to determine measures of variability using the range, variance, and standard deviation statistics. This time I am using 30 values - the test is also straightforward to do and I walk the learner through this step-by-step:

My expectations for getting high numbers of views for these videos are low. Others that I've seen on YouTube do not have the high Views figures that Excel videos seem to get. Nevertheless, I hope they are useful to my own students - and many others out there in YouTube land.

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