Before getting started with our work, let’s change the output settings. From the menu bat at thetop (of whichever window),
This will bring you the “Options” dialogue box. Here, you can control what to display in your output. Click the “Viewer” tab. Here is one setting I
recommend that you choose:“Display commands in log.” You will see why in a moment. For now, just check the box andclick OK. Now, let’s first bring in a data. We’ll use these files for this practice.
* The second and third files are subsets of the last one “GSS93 subset” data (7 variables, 97 observations) indifferent formats for our practice purpose.
Reading Data from Excel Files
We will start with importing the excel file “xls_gss93subset.xls” into SPSS. First, open the excelfile and understand how it is formatted. The first row has variable names, and the data part isfrom the second row and below. Close the excel file and let’s start reading this file into SPSS.3