## Statistics Web Resources

## Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Department of Sociology

Statistics Help Page

This website lists some helpful website to learn and review some basic statistics and how to use SPSS, etc. The more general information about statistical software could be found here.

### 1. Statistics Help

#### Khan Academy for Stats and Math

#### Some Youtube for Doing Stats "by Hand"

The following is a list of some of the *Youtube* clips where we can see how to do statistics by hand and tables.

- Make a Frequency Distribution Table
- How to Find Outliers
- What are the Mean, Median, Mode?
- How to Calculate Standard Error
- Calculate the Variance and Standard Deviation
- What is a Null Hypothesis
- Calculate an Alpha Level
- How to Calculate a Z Score in Statistics
- How to Calculate a Chi Square Statistic
- Find Correlation Coefficient
- Find Regression Equation

### 2. SPSS Help

#### Websites for Those Who Like to Click

This is a list of *Youtube* tutorials where we can see where to click on SPSS.

Set 1:

- SPSS (video 1/6) - Frequency Distributions & Cross Tabulation
- SPSS (video 2/6) - Entering and Viewing Data
- SPSS (video 3/6) - Descriptive Statistics
- SPSS (video 4/6) - Barplots, Histograms & Boxplots
- SPSS (video 5/6) - Hypothesis Tests for Means
- SPSS (video 6/6) - Correlation and Regression

Set 2:

- How to Use SPSS: Data Exploration
- How to Use SPSS: Transform or Recode a Variable
- How to Use SPSS: Transforming Skewed Data Sets
- How To Use SPSS: Spearman Correlation Coefficient
- How to Use SPSS: Chi Square Test for Independence or Crosstabulation
- How to Use SPSS: Standard Multiple Regression
- How to Use SPSS: z Scores
- How to Use SPSS: Logistic Regression
- How to Use SPSS: Factor Analysis

#### Websites for Those who Like to Use Syntax

The Univ. of California, Los Angeles has a really nice set of SPSS tutorials at: http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/spss/.

Their annotated outputs include the exact SPSS syntax, output, and explanations about how to interpret the results. Visit for the annotated outputs here: http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/AnnotatedOutput/. Some of the direct links are:

- Loading Data, Recoding, etc.
- Descriptive Statistics
- Correlation
- T-Test
- Regression Analysis
- Logistic Regression
- Factor Analysis

### 3. Resources for Other Statistical Software

Resources for some other statistical software, such as *Stata*, etc. can be found at http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/.

There are also some free software programs. For example, *R* is a free statistical software which looks like *Stata* with free *RStudio*. The For qualitative analyses, a free software, *R package for Qualitative Data Analysis* could be an alternative for *NVivo* or *Atlas.ti*, etc. There are many free online tutorials for both softwares.

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Updated:01/27/2014