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Computer usage and SPSS: Course Outline(APsy-411)

SPSS, which stands for statistical package for the social sciences, is an application that can aid in quantitative data handling. Before SPSS, researchers had to run statistical tests on data sets by hand.

Course Contents

Unit 1

Introduction to computer sciences

History of computer development; Uses and limitations; Basic units of personal computers (PC)

Unit 2

Introduction to Window

Basic features of windows as operating system starting up; Windows desktop

Using applications; Managing files and folders; Managing the desktop; Change Settings

Unit 3

Introduction to MS word

Basic features of M/S Word Menu bar and tool bars; Typing, editing formatting text; Opening, saving and closing documents; Printing, copy and past; Making tables and graphs; Numbering; Bordering the tables

Unit 4

Introduction to MS Excel

Basic features; Introduction to spreadsheet; Menu bar and formula bar; Manipulating data in rows; columns and all entries; Applying formula Creating and formatting charts; Designing a table; Auto file and advance filter; Printing features

Course Contents

Unit 5

Introduction to power Point

Methods to deliver a presentation; Preparing slides /presentation; Blank presentation; Using templates for presentation; Color scheme; Animation scheme; Data formatting; Viewing an slide show; Adding clipart to slide, insigne a should or, video file, adding animations to slides; Printing in Power Point.

Unit 6

Introduction to SPSS

Basic features of SPSS

Preparation of data files

Entering data 

Unit 7

Analyses on SPSS

Computing & Recoding Techniques

Basic Descriptives, Comparing Means(All types of t-test, one way ANOVA, two way ANOVA)     

Correlation & Regression analyses (All types of Correlation & Regression)

Non- parametric Tests

The process and interpretation of SPSS output in tables and graphs

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