2 How to start SPSS
This activity shows you how to start the SPSS software, and open any SPSS files that you might have saved on your computer.
You will be asked to follow a series of simple instructions in order to achieve these tasks.
All of this activity takes place in a simulated desktop tutorial below. No software is loaded onto your computer. To proceed with the activity follow these instructions:
- click once anywhere on the tutorial image below
- follow the instructions that appear in the tutorial.
Warning – these tutorials sometimes don’t display properly in Google Chrome. This is a common issue that occurs when Chrome’s ‘Use hardware acceleration when available’ option is switched on. This option is enabled by default, however disabling it should correct this problem. To do this, click on the three dots in the top right corner of the Chrome browser, select 'Settings’ and then ‘Advanced Settings’ at the bottom. Turn off this option underneath the ‘System’ heading, and then close down and restart Chrome. Alternatively, using a different browser should allow you to view the tutorials properly.