# On-Line Course For Introductory Statistics Using SPSS

This VLE course is based on our Introduction to Statistics Using SPSS and Data Management & Statistical Analysis Using SPSS courses.

Please note that you do not need to have attended the Introduction course in order to access the on-line course. You also need no prior SPSS experience.

The existing Introduction course materials were revised and extended to include different subject areas. The walkthroughs show how to do certain tasks in SPSS software. The walkthroughs can be followed while going through the theory.

There are 37 guided walkthroughs. The resource includes 76 exercises at different levels of complexity.

Subject areas include agriculture, automotive, biology, education, environment and health science. Most of the exercises have a self assessment quiz.

Course Tutor: Joseph Eliahoo

Please note that you will require your own SPSS software to be able to take the course.

### How is the course organised?

The students are enrolled to the VLE where you will have one-month unlimited access to all materials plus Tutor support.

Any queries can be posted at any time in the Discussion section in which the Tutor or any fellow student can respond. Alternatively, a private message can be posted to the Tutor (Mail section in Blackboard VLE).

## Course Content

• Data Entry and Manipulation
• Data types
• Data entry
• Missing values
• Sorting cases
• Recoding a variable
• Exploratory Analysis & Graphics
• Descriptive statistics
• Graphs
• Relationship between categorical and continuous variables
• One sample tests
• Tests and Estimators
• one sample t-test
• Sign test and Wilcoxon Signed rank test
• Exact and approximate p-values
• Correlation and Regression
• Pearson Correlation
• Spearman and Kendall Correlation
• Simple Regression
• Independent Samples
• One-way ANOVA
• Kruskal Wallis Test
• Non-parametric tests
• Two sample tests
• Tests for paired samples
• Independent samples t-test
• Mann-Whitney test
• Two categorical variables
• Cross-tabulation
• Chi-square test for association
• Exact vs approximate p-values

## Course fees and dates (2024-2025)

### Course Fees

£280 : Imperial College only

£440 : External rate

* Previous SPSS course participants are eligible for discounted rate for registration. Please get in touch at stathelp@imperial.ac.uk