For you to be able to work freely in SPSS, there are som things you need to know regardless of the intended application of the software. The basic skills required are program management, data management as well as the ability to describe data with tables and graphs. It is also necessary to have a basic understanding of statistics in order to run accurate analyses in SPSS.

Our course will help you get started as quickly as possible with both the software and the statistical models required to work independently in SPSS. You gain the knowledge of how to choose the right statistical analysis method, and how to interpret and validate the results.

Our course in SPSS


Data and graph management
Basic statistics

The course is in English
Price: SEK 12 500

SPSS 1 – more information

Data and graph management

Data management
Importing and exporting data
Data structuring
Managing variables
Handling observations
Data transformations

Describing data with tables and graphs
Frequency and other types of tables
The most common graph types
Chart builder
Legacy dialogs
Editing graphs

Basic statistics

Basic statistical concepts
Statistical assumptions about distribution, variance, and linearity
Parameter estimates and confidence intervals
Hypothesis testing and p-values

Pearson’s and spearman’s correlation

Comparisons of mean values
Students t-test
Proportion test

Tables and relationships between categorical variables
Chi-squared test

Non-parametric methods

About SPSS

The software SPSS was created in the academic world for the analysis of data in the social sciences. The acronym SPSS originally stood for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences when the first version was released in 1968. The name was later changed to Statistical Product and Service Solutions to better describe the areas of use.

SPSS is one of the most well-known and most commonly used programs for statistical analysis. It is often used in medical research, market research, marketing, data mining and by companies, authorities, and municipalities. The program’s versatility combined with its relatively simple drop-down menu system has contributed to its spread and popularity.

In addition to the menu system, you can also use syntax, which is the programming language in SPSS. Advantages of syntax are that your work is documented, commands can easily be reused, and results can be recreated. Because some complex applications are not even available through the menu structure, this means that you can simplify and work more efficiently with SPSS by using syntax.

The program is not free to use, but there is an opportunity to test the program before buying. SPSS offers a free trial version that is valid for 30 days and gives you an opportunity to try out the entire program. This trial version is available for both PC and Mac and works perfectly well when participating in our courses.