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SPSS script to Create readily accepted CSV files to online tools

SPSS ScriptsWhile SPSS has a built in capability of exporting to CSV, it doesn’t export in a format that most online tools accept.  I wrote an SPSS script which accepts one parameter (the path & name of the file) then it exports the file into a better CSV format that tools do accept.

Demonstrates the use of a parsing script to create CSV files that are ready to be uploaded to survey tools

Video Demonstrating SPSS Script to Export to CSV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjSnH9b1FUE

 

Intro to SPSS Macro call; The lifesavers of redundant code

SPSS macro
Using SPSS Macros can save an incredible amount of time.  They have a somewhat-steep learning curve but are definitely worth it!  This is a short overview of the strength of using a macro to run the descriptives command.

Word of warning, make sure you re-define your macro before calling it.  This is an easy step to forget and you can waste a lot of time.

Intro to SPSS Macro Call

Video tutorials demonstrating the usage of the SPSS Macro

Additional SPSS macro links

A great resource to use and learn macros is Raynald Levesque’s site.  This page is his intro to macros page and this one walks through writing one.  He also has a great library of them located here.

Learning Macros | Raynald’s SPSS Tools

This page is a simple introduction to SPSS macros. There are several fully (line- by-line) commented examples of macro. Overview of several macro-related …

Quick Intro to SPSS progams | Glenn Thompson’s Homepage

Feb 13, 2010 Free Power Calculation Resources · automation program for  · Quick Intro to SPSS Working with SPSS …

Replacing missing data

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CBm_F3zBOo A lot of online vendor tools provide a data value on a multi-select question however they leave the value missing if the respondent didn’t select it. Most of the analysis I want to do needs to have a zero (or some other value) present in order to calculate the …