Stats: An introduction

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Norm Lewis of University of Florida
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Denver V
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Statisticians need to understand their data (and so do you!) before they begin running analyses. As a result, statistical software packages such as PSPP and SPSS have many powerful tools to summarize your data. You're going to love them. We'll take a look at the structure of data in PSPP, do data transformations and run some basic statistical tests.

This session will be most helpful if: You have familiarity with Excel and some database software. We've got a lot of ground to cover in this hour.

Speaker Bios

  • Norman P. Lewis, Ph.D., is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Florida. He has 25 years of professional experience ranging from The Washington Post to chief editor of three community daily newspapers. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Kuwait in 2018-19. @bikeprof

Related Tipsheets

  • Stats: An introduction
    Understanding their data is statisticians' first step. This extensive tipsheet goes through how to look at data structure, perform data transformation and run some basic statistical tests in PSPP.