We are looking for an expert in statistics!

October 10th, 2006 andris

In April this year SPSSlog.com was started by Mark and Andris. We have started the log to help people who are struggling with SPSS. Currently we get 50-70 visitors each day, from all over the world. In the few months of the existing of SPSSlog.com we have gotten a lot of questions. Very diverse questions, basic questions like “How do I obtain an overall rating score for a number of Likert scale variables?” but also very statistical orientated questions about the many statistical calculations in SPSS.

In our work we do not get much involved with the different statistical analysis and methods. So we do not have much experience or knowledge in that area. We are looking for someone who is willing to answer statistical questions for us. Remember, our work and website is voluntary.

Are you:

- working with SPSS on a daily basis
- experienced in different statistical methods and analysis
- willing to answer 1-2 questions per week on this subject

Please use our contact form and let us know!

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9 Comments

  • 1. Margriet  |  October 10th, 2006 at 7:59 am

    Klinkt best zielig:
    “In our work we do not get much involved with the different statistical analysis and methods”.

    Of niet?

  • 2. andris  |  October 10th, 2006 at 10:56 pm

    Klopt Margriet, maar we kunnen er weinig anders van maken :)

  • 3. eggie  |  October 12th, 2006 at 3:45 am

    hi hi hi kikkuh blog. Waar je al niet gepassioneerd van kunt raken.. ;-)

  • 4. Richard Ristow  |  February 5th, 2007 at 10:12 am

    This site doesn’t look very active. Did it ever catch on?

    I recommend E-mail list SPSSX-L, which is very active and serves exactly the purpose described for this site. SPSSX-L is managed by LISTSERV software and conventions. To subscribe, send E-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU containing, in the body,

    SUBSCRIBE SPSSX-L

  • 5. andris  |  February 5th, 2007 at 10:35 am

    Richard,

    You are correct that the front-end of the site does not look very active. But still, we answer three to four questions each week. Not every question is suitable for mentioning on our frontpage.

    In our view, our target group is a little bit different than the SPSSX-L list. We try to be a bit more accessable for the people who have just started working with SPSS and create clear walk throughs. If you are willing to help out, you’re very welcome!

  • 6. Meta Brown  |  February 21st, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Hi, Mark and Andris. I’m a Senior Systems Engineer at SPSS in Chicago.

    I see that you are looking for help addressing questions regarding SPSS and statistics. Many people who use SPSS seem to be unaware of all the resources that are available online within SPSS and also through our website to help them answer these questions. Most of the resources that I use to answer questions about SPSS products in my work are the same ones that any SPSS user can access from his or her own desk, and most are written with new users in mind.

    If you would be open to sharing a couple of the statistics questions that have come your way recently, especially questions that you might not have been able to answer yourself, I would be glad to take a look and try to prepare a couple of brief examples to show how you and your readers might take advantage of these resources to address statistics questions as they come up.

  • 7. SPSSlog.com » New S&hellip  |  June 15th, 2007 at 5:46 am

    [...] Today we launched SPSS Forum. We get a lot of questions from our website, and also a lot of comments with additions / new questions. Some time ago we have asked your help in answering these questions. Will and Lawrence came to our aid and have asked a lot of questions with us since then. [...]

  • 8. Robert Duval  |  August 3rd, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    From my experience, when in comes down to SPSS users you have two types: the ones that know a lot and the ones that know nothing. It is rare to find something in the middle. That’s why it is hard to give SPSS help to a broad audience, because of this dichotomy. Newbies want to have step-by-step instructions on how to make a histogram, experts want to find a macro to perform the Chow test.

  • 9. Andris  |  August 3rd, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    Robert,

    That’s why we launched SPSSforum.com where the newbies and the experts can ask their questions and find answers.


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