SPSS Core Skills

This workshop will teach participants how to successfully set up SPSS data files and also run some basic analyses. Please note that no statistical knowledge is required for this workshop; however the focus of the session will be on the SPSS software rather than statistical theory.

Key content

  • Creating a new data set and entering data into SPSS
  • Importing data from sources such as Microsoft Excel
  • Defining variable properties, including value labels and missing value codes
  • Performing data transformations e.g. compute and recode variables
  • Calculating descriptive statistics and other statistical procedures
  • Brief introduction to charts and graphs


This course will introduce participants to the core functions of the SPSS software.

Suitable for

New and existing users. Researchers who need to analyse statistical data, and require a user-friendly statistical package to facilitate this.


Please note that this workshop is specifically for PC users only and SPSS 24 is used. This course focusses on the SPSS software, not statistical theory. Introductory statistics courses are offered in New Zealand by Academic Consulting. To view their current training schedule, please visit http://www.academic-consulting.co.nz/training.


Free for University of Auckland and UniServices staff and University of Auckland postgraduate students


If you are University of Auckland staff, please visit Career Tools to view workshop availability and register on a session.

All others, please see our Registration page for more information.

Dates, times and venues for scheduled workshops 2018

Wednesday 8 August 2018, 1-4pm - FULL
Room 305, Level 3, 49 Symonds Street, Auckland

Thursday 30 August 2018, 9am-12pm - FULL
Room 305, Level 3, 49 Symonds Street, Auckland

Wednesday 31 October 2018, 9am-12pm - FULL
Room 305, Level 3, 49 Symonds Street, Auckland