SPSS Seminar for Beginners

Course Information
TitleΣΕΜΙΝΑΡΙΟ SPSS για ΑΡΧΑΡΙΟΥΣ / SPSS Seminar for Beginners
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAlexandros Baltzis
Course ID600001450

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
General Prerequisites
Performance in this seminar is not evaluated with a grade, no ECTS units are obtained, and it is not included in the prerequisites to complete the study cycle. However, a certificate of attendance is issued on demand.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students: Will be familiar with with the SPSS environment and some basic operations. Will be familiar with the use of the application in statistical data analysis. Will be able to prepare properly the data base for statistical analysis. Will know how to manage variables depending on the analysis pursued.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to the SPSS environment, definitions and types of variables, data entry 2. Handling missing values and labels, data import and export from and to other applications 3. Weighting samples, recalculating into new variables, basics graphs for descriptive statistics 4. Calculating new variables, filters and variable transformation 5. Spliting and grouping data, filter calculations, common functions for filtering data 6. Custom tables and graphs: making and formatting 7. Summary and exercises
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work7
Student Assessment
Students are supported throughout the course and their participation in the laboratory. No formal evaluation is required as the course is optional and aims at preparing beginners for advanced courses on research data analysis, like the course "Applied Data Analysis". Performance is not evaluated with a grade and no ECTS units are obtained. This seminar is not included in the prerequisites to complete the study cycle. A certificate of attendance is issued on demand.
Student Assessment methods
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δεν διατίθεται εγχειρίδιο από τον Εύδοξο.
Additional bibliography for study
1. SPSS Tutorials (http://www.spss-tutorials.com/basics/) 2. Αρχείο Power Point (https://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/ofe/upload/SPSS_Beginners.ppt) 3. Σύντομο Εγχειρίδιο SPSS 16.0 (http://old.psych.uoa.gr/~roussosp//stats/Manual_SPSS16.pdf) 4. Βίντεο στο YouTube με εισαγωγικές οδηγίες: https://youtu.be/ADDR3_Ng5CA 5. Δαφέρμος, Β. (2011). Κοινωνική στατιστική και μεθοδολογία έρευνας με το SPSS. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ζήτη. ISBN 978-960-456-279-4.
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