May 3rd, 2006 andris
Importing some data
If you have a small amount of data you want to get into SPSS, the most easy way is to simply Copy Paste it into SPSS. Be aware to check if everything ends up in the right cell, and ifÂ you really have all the data you need. The most safe way to get this data into SPSS, would be to import it. Especially if you have a lot of data.
Importing a lot of data
There are a number of file formats SPSS can import data from. In general it is handy – but optional – to have a header row in the top of your file with descriptions of the columns. This means that you add one line before all the cases, where you put the name of the column (or variable).