This is a practical course that will introduce delegates to SPSS and its uses for statistical analysis through hands-on experience. The course is suitable for individuals who are new to SPSS or who feel they would benefit from a refresher course. No prior knowledge of SPSS is assumed; however, knowledge of basic statistics (e.g., p-values, significance tests) is advantageous. The course will cover the following topics:Getting started with SPSS filesData entry: manually and from excelEditing and organising datasetsSPSS options and functionsDescriptive statisticsGraphical displaysParametric significance testsNonparametric significance testsPlease note: this is not a statistical theory course, it is intended to teach delegates about the SPSS software. As such, dedicated time cannot be given to describing and explaining theory and statistical tests (these are taught on our 5 day course – ‘Introduction to research methods and statistics’).For delegates bringing their own laptop for the course, we recommend using a recent version of SPSS (e.g., 19-23) for maximum compatibility with the notes provided during the course.