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UBC Library Research Commons: SPSS

Booking a One-on-One Consultation

For more personalized assistance, you can request to book a 1-on-1 consultation with one of our grad student assistants for any of the following services:

  • Citation Management
  • GIS
  • NVivo
  • SPSS or R
  • Stata
  • Thesis Formatting

Please note this is NOT a drop-in service. You must book an appointment using the Consultation Request button below.

The Consultation Request form provides the possible times for each type of service.

For assistance with literature and systematic reviews, research data, etc. contact the liaison librarian for your subject.

Workshop Materials


SPSS (Part 1) - Basic SPSS: Environment, Data Entry and One Variable Analysis

Do you wonder what SPSS is and how it can be used to manage and analyze your data? In this introductory-level SPSS workshop, you will learn how to enter your survey data, experimental data or other sources of data into SPSS, and how to summarise, graph and present your data with SPSS. In addition, you will also learn how to do one-variable tests for the purpose of inferential statistics. Join us for this workshop and learn the basics that will help you harness this powerful tool!

SPSS (Part 2) - SPSS Data Management and Bivariate Analysis

Did you know that effective data management is critical to data display and analysis? SPSS is a user-friendly software that doesn't require you to write any code - SPSS can do this for you with just a few clicks. Once you are equipped with the skills of manipulating data, you will be more confident with proceeding to analyze your data. Further to the analysis covered in SPSS (Part 1) - Basic SPSS, this workshop will focus on bivariate analysis. Register today, and learn how to manage your data effectively and analyze your data hassle-free!

Additional Resources

SPSS for Beginners

  • SPSS Statistics Essential Training - Tutorial via This is a subscription site: you should have access via your local public library, e.g. Vancouver Public Library, if you have a library card. 
  • SPSS On-Line Training Workshop - Central Michigan U.  A long list of frequent functionalities of SPSS for beginners.  
  • Statistics How To -This list gives you the basic tools to get you started with SPSS in a step-by-step format. 

How to Create Statistical Analysis

  • Learning and Teaching with ICPSR - The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) provides rich data resources in order to advance and expand social and behavioural research. 
  • Data Analysis Examples with IDRE - The IDRE (Institute for Digital Research & Education) provide hypothetical data in order to illustrate different statistical analysis techniques using different software packages.

Running Statistical Tests

Interpreting SPSS Outputs

Need more help? You can also check out the "Help" tab within SPSS (when running the software). Look specifically for Tutorial, Case Studies, and Statistics Coach under the Help tab.

Finding Data Guide

Need help finding and accessing data?  

Check out the Finding Data Guide for a basic overview of data sources in various subject areas. 


SOS (Statistical Opportunity for Students)

Questions about statistical analysis methodology?

Please visit Statistical Opportunity for Students for information on how to sign up for a free one-hour consultation with a statisics consultant from the Applied Statistics and Data Science Group in the Department of Statistics.

How are we doing? Let us know!

Did you attend one of our workshops or have a one-on-one consultation with a member of our team? We'd love to get your feedback!

SPSS Software in Koerner Library

Koerner, Room 217, Computer Lab
SPSS, R, NVivo

Koerner Library, Room 218A, Data/GIS Lab*
ArcGIS Suite, SPSS, R, NVivo, and Stata

Woodward Library, Room B25, Computer Lab
SPSS, R, NVivo

For a more detailed description of our software, visit our Rooms & Software page. 

* There is quiet conversation in this room during our consultation hours.