Frequencies are applied for primary research of data set and most used tests in SPSS. Frequencies allow graphical and statistics to help you in describing various types of variables. It can generate percent, frequencies, average, add, median, mode, cumulative, variation, conventional deviation, highest values, lowest values and range.
Steps On How To Run Frequencies In SPSS
- In data window, click statistics, select summarize and click on frequencies.
- A frequencies dialog box will appear. On the left side, it is the list of all variables. When you click one, it will be highlighted. If you click on the arrow next to the box, the variable you choose will be moved to the Variables box. If you are done selecting all variables you want, click OK in order to run the frequences in SPSS.
- The results will appear in OUTPUT window. Keep in mind that these steps are only appropriate for moderate numbers of discrete values like years of education.
Steps On How To Analyze Frequency Data
First way to analyze:
- Click on Analyze menu
- Choose Descriptive Statistics
- Click Frequencies
- Click the variables you want to summarize
- Click the variables individually to highlight
- Click Arrow to add them to Variable Box or select range of variables
- Click OK
- Note: In order to see the full variable labels, you can resize the frequencies dialog box by clicking and dragging one corner of the window.
Second way to analyze:
- Choose one or more variables that you want to be analyze, then select varying labels in Frequencies Panels. To pick for various variables, press CTRL and select variable you want. Choose arrow key to add up the selected variables in the Variables Menu.
- Select statistics key to produce percentile values, central tendency, distribution statistics and more. Select continue key.
- Select charts key to produce charts of analyzed variables. Choose the chart you want and select continue key.
- Select format key to produce arrange outcomes. Choose the format you want and select continue key.
- Select OK key in Frequencies Panel in order to run the analysis. The outcome will appear in the new SPSS viewer screen.