4 Adding variables
This activity explores how to create data sets and add information to SPSS. If you are doing any work with SPSS the chances are that you will need to enter in your own data by adding variables to SPSS.
At the end of this activity you will be provided with a simple dataset in PDF format that you can use to experiment with data entry into SPSS. You can open the file directly or save it for use at a later date.
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You can download this data entry exercise here.