Upload Data into SPSS
Bring research data into SPSS for manipulation and analysis
Databases that are created in Excel should have a data dictionary that coincides with the variables and values that will be entered into the database. These data dictionaries describe the variable names, the levels, codes, or values of each variable, and the scale of measurement for each variable in the database. They can be easily created in Word.
After data has been entered into a research database created in Excel, researchers need to upload their data into SPSS for manipulation and analysis. Luckily, SPSS has a very user-friendly method for uploading research data. The steps for uploading an Excel spreadsheet are presented below:
The steps for uploading an Excel database into SPSS
1. Save the Excel spreadsheet to your Desktop using a name that you can easily identify.
2. Start SPSS.
3. A window opens up. Click on the "Open an existing data source" marker to highlight it.
4. Click OK.
5. Navigate to the Desktop using the drop-down menu associated with Look in:.
6. Under the Files of Type: drop-down menu, click on Excel (*.xls, *.xlsx, *.xlsm) to select it.
6. Click on the Excel spreadsheet in the window to highlight it.
7. Click Open.
8. A new window opens up. Click on the drop-down menu for Worksheet: to select which sheet to upload into SPSS..
9. Click OK.
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