Module B2: Introduction to Data Analysis Software

Purposes and learning outcomes

  • To understand the features of statistical packages which can be used to analyse household survey data for EFA monitoring.
  • To understand the background to the development of selected statistical analysis software packages.
  • To understand why and how SPSS Statistics can be used for EFA monitoring and assessment.
  • To practice installing SPSS (PASW Statistics 18.0).
  • To explore the basic features and components of SPSS.
  • To understand how to import data into SPSS from other sources.

 

  1. Examples of Software for Analysing Household Survey Data to Assist EFA Monitoring
    1. 1.1 CSPro (Census and Survey Processing System)
    2. 1.2 EPI Info
    3. 1.3 Microsoft EXCEL
    4. 1.4 PSPP
    5. 1.5 SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
    6. 1.6 Stata
    7. 1.7 SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences)
  2. Introduction to SPSS (PASW) Statistics
    1. 2.1 What is SPSS (PASW) Statistics?
    2. 2.2 Step-by-Step Procedure for SPSS (PASW Statistics 17.0) Installation
    3. 2.3 Running SPSS (PASW) Statistics and Its User Interface
  3. Basic Components of SPSS Statistics
    1. 3.1 Output Viewers
    2. 3.2 Pivot Tables
    3. 3.3 Charts
    4. 3.4 Saving and Exporting Outputs
    5. 3.5 Online Help
  4. Using Data sets Created in Other Formats
    1. 4.1 Importing Data from Microsoft Excel
    2. 4.2 Importing Data from Delimited ASCII Text Files
    3. 4.3 Importing Data from Fixed Width Text Files
    4. 4.4 Importing Data from Microsoft Access Databases
  5. Tips and Exercises
    1. 5.1 Tips: Do and Don’t
    2. 5.2 Self-evaluation
    3. 5.3 Questions and Hands-on Exercises

     Tutorial II: Understanding SPSSwrapped

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