Descriptive- summarize or describe our observationsInferential- use observations to allow us to make predictions (inferences) about a situation that has not yet occurredDescriptive or Inferential? a) I cycle about 50 km per week on average. b) We can expect a lot of rain this time of year.
One of the most popular statistical packages which can perform highly complex data manipulation and analysis with simple instructions.
Like many software packages, SPSS is menu-driven. That means users can execute statistical analyses, simple or complex, by clicking a series of pull-down menus and selecting the desired pre- programmed commands. However, many researchers or analysts may use certain statistical procedures that are not pre-programmed into SPSS. As a result, SPSS allows users to create custom programs, or to link together multiple pre-programmed operations to be applied in sequence.
Saves time when organizing andanalyzing data. Programs also can be modified Transfer data from excel to SPSS Easily identify groups
Although an SPSS program appears complex, you do not have to be a master programmer or be fluent in SPSS syntax to use a program.