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Spss. Theory

Spss. Theory

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SPSS LAB ALLOCATION OF MARKS1Theory Questions
 Part A : 5 x 2 = 10 marks Part B : 1 x 10 = 10 marks
 202Record & Observations203Exercise404Viva 20TOTAL100PART A
1. Define the term Statistics.Statistics can be defined as the collection, presentation, analysis andinterpretation of numerical data.2. What are the utilities of Statistics?It presents facts in a definite form.It simplifies mass of figuresIt facilitates comparisonIt helps in formulating and testing hypothesis.It helps in prediction.3.What is a statistical package?A statistical package is a suite of computer programs that are specialized for statistical analysis. It enables people to obtain the results of standard statistical procedures and statistical significance tests, without requiring low-level numerical programming. Most statistical packages also provide facilities for data management.4.Name the some of the statistical packages used by the researchers.
 Dr. S. Muthumani/Department of Management Studies/Sathyabama University/Chennai 
 
Stata- comprehensive statistics packageStatXact - package for exact nonparametric and parametric statisticsSAS- comprehensive statistical packageMentor - for market researchStatCrunch - comprehensive statistics package and statistical survey tool, withcommunity sharing of analysis
5. What does "SPSS" stand for?
Statistical Package for Social Sciences.6. Who developed the SPSS?SPSS was founded in 1968, SPSS Chairman of the Board Norman H. Niecollaborated with C. Hadlai (Tex) Hull and Dale Bent, two of his fellow StanfordUniversity graduate students, and developed the first SPSS program.7. . Who are the beneficiaries of SPSS? Market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government,Education researchers, Marketing organizations and others.8. Write the utilities of SPSS.Market researchProduct enhancements Product preferences and usage Customer attitudes and behaviors Demographic surveys Referral identification Population/member demographics Employee satisfaction surveys Employee attitude studies Work schedule preferences Benefit analysis Government agency surveysPolicy analysisConstituent preferences Crime analysis Academic surveysTesting and evaluationStudent interest studiesProfessor/course evaluations
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List out the window types provided in SPSS.Data Editor.Viewer.
 
Draft Viewer.SyntaxScript10.Write the release history of SPSS.SPSS 15.0.1 - November 2006SPSS 16.0.2 - April 2008SPSS Statistics 17.0.1 - December 2008PASW Statistics 17.0.2 - March 200911.State the awards secured by SPSS.Company to Watch Award in 2008winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year© 2007 award2007 Nucleus Research Technology ROI Award2006 Industry Innovation & Advancement Award
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What are the types of variables available in SPSS? NumericCommaScientificDollar String13. What do you mean by Dummy Variable?A variable with two values are called Dummy variable. E.g., male and female.14. What do you mean by categorical variable?A variable for which numbers are simply identifiers and do not havemathematical properties, such as order. For example, the sales territory inwhich a company’s customer lives (Central, North, South) is a categoricalvariable. Also called a nominal variable.15. Give the examples for Categorical Variable.A variable with several values are called categorical variable. E.g.0 = East1 = West2 = North3 = South
 Dr. S. Muthumani/Department of Management Studies/Sathyabama University/Chennai 

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