PH1200, 2/F Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Roxas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines

Tel. Nos.
+63 2 8929 1770 / +63 2 8920 5402

Data Analysis Using SPSS (Beginner’s Course)

Course Description

The course is designed to provide an intensive introduction to the latest version of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), now known as IBM SPSS Statistics. SPSS is a user-friendly Windows-based statistical software and a powerful and versatile tool for data analysis. The training combines lecture and hands-on laboratory sessions and involves an analysis of a subset of a large dataset.

Who should attend?

The course is recommended for faculty members, graduate students, business analysts and other researchers who want to enhance their data analysis capability. The training targets those with limited statistical background and is also an appropriate refresher for those whose statistical experience was gained many years ago.


Participants should have knowledge of basic statistical concepts and should have experience in computer operations using MS Windows. Experience with SPSS is not necessary, although a basic understanding of the purpose and functions of the software is helpful.

Course Outline

The course covers the following topics:

  • Overview of SPSS
  • Univariate analysis and graphical presentation
    • Frequency distributions, Measures of central tendency and Measures of dispersion
  • Data management
    • Variable creation and transformation, Selection of cases
  • Bivariate analysis
    • Crosstabulations, Chi-square test, ANOVA, t-test
  • Linear regression analysis

Resource Persons

The trainors consist of University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) faculty members who have extensive experience both in teaching SPSS and in survey data processing and analysis using the software. Faculty members from other UP units may also be invited as resource persons. Facilitators or laboratory assistants are available to assist the participants during the hands-on sessions.


Contact Information

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The training fee covers training materials, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, use of laboratory facilities (with individual training workstations), an evaluation copy of the latest version of SPSS and certificate of completion.

It does NOT include travel costs, accommodation expenses, and other living allowances. Arrangement for accommodation is the responsibility of the participant.

Other Training Options

Courses can be customized to suit specific needs. Other training schedules can be arranged for groups with a minimum of 15 participants.