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SPSS Crash Course

In order to use Caucasus Barometer (CB), you need to know SPSS, a statistical software package, which at first sight looks quite complicated. But actually, it is easy!

With our SPSS Crash Course you can learn within 20 minutes about 80% of the tricks you need to work with the CB. You will be able to get both tables and graphical output through this statistical software, i.e. raw numbers and attractive graphs for presentations. Below you can find a series of 5 minute video introductions that will help you get started.

To watch, click on the link below and set your browser to Full Screen (F11).

System Requirements: You should have reasonably fast internet, and a browser with a Flash player.

More advanced handling of SPSS
You have done the basics, you can extract basic data and do some cross-tabulations. Now you want to make further steps into extracting data. Here, we give you an opportunity to explore further aspects of our data set. With these modules, you are getting onto track for confident SPSS usage.

Looking at Some Respondents, not All
How can you get data from just one country? If you want just rural respondents (or capital), how do you do that? Here we show you how to "select cases", in four minutes.
Click Select Cases to start.

Comparing Different Groups
Now let's say you want to compare countries, or female and male respondents. How would you do that? It's called "splitting the file", and in five minutes you can use this on a fairly advanced level (comparing, say, male and female attitudes to religion in Georgia).
Click Splitting Files to learn how.

Simplifying Complexity
Is the output you are getting too complex? Here is a great way of simplifying things: recoding variables allows you to group responses (such as: years of birth) in useful categories. An essential skills for SPSS, in about six minutes.
Go Recoding in SPSS to watch.



SDA Tutorials

Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) with South Caucasus Data | 1
This short video will help get you started to explore the data available through SDA. We will familiarize ourselves with some basic functions of the programme, including how to make cross-tabulations. Watch video

Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA) with South Caucasus Data | 2
In this second SDA lesson we further explore the functions in programme, allowing you to fully take advantage of the rich information available. After this short lesson you will be able to analyze data to a subset of cases, for example by looking only at female respondents. Watch video


NOTE: The CRRC's annual Data Initiative (DI) survey was renamed into Caucasus Barometer (CB) starting from 2010.

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