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PSYC Resources for Behavioral Statistics, Research Methods, and Capstone: Using SPSS for stats

Free Videos, Calculators, Articles, Instructions, Datasets, etc.

SPSS Website

Visit to learn about options for leasing an SPSS license for your own computer.

To access SPSS for free as a student of Fairmont State, you can use certain library and lab computers on campus, or you can access virtual library desktops remotely by following the instructions in the first video in this tutorial series. The video references a webpage about Fairmont State cloud access. At the time of this posting, those instructions were at .

Files to accompany the videos

1. How to access SPSS

2. Importing Data from Excel into SPSS

3. How to run Descriptives

While SPSS permits simultaneously running descriptives for multiple variable types (nominal, ordinal, or scale), only certain options are appropriate for each. To avoid confusion if you are still be learning about scales/levels of measurement, there are separate videos covering each type. You should watch them in order as each level of measurement builds on the previous:

  1. Nominal values indicate labels/categories
  2. Ordinal values indicate ordered categories or numeric rankings
  3. Scale values indicate ordered numeric quantities/amounts


4. How to run an Independent Samples t-Test

5. How to run an ANOVA (Oneway Between Subjects)

6. How to run Correlations (Bivariate Linear)