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"The existence in our midst of computers does not mean, as some fondly suppose, that mathematicians [and others] no longer have to think---they have to think harder than ever."

 

---Hugh Nibley, The Message of the Joseph Smith Papyri: An Egyptian Endowment

Jacob Spori

Creating graphs in SPSS/PASW (under construction)

 

WARNING: Many of these pages only give instructions for SPSS versions 12 through 14. If you are using version 15 or later, try the "Legacy Dialogs" in the "Graphs" menu.

 

Graphs for univariate data

    Graphs for nominal data

          Bar graphs: See the instructions for frequency tables and

               graphs for nominal data (click here).

          Pareto charts: Click here.

          Pie charts: See the instructions for frequency tables and

               graphs for nominal data (click here).

 

    Graphs for ordinal data

          Bar graphs: See the instructions for frequency tables and

               graphs for ordinal data (click here).

          Boxplots and box-and-whiskers plots: Click here.

          Dotplots: Click here

          Pareto charts: Click here.

          Pie charts: See the instructions for frequency tables and

               graphs for ordinal data (click here).

         

    Graphs for numeric (scale) data

          Bar graphs: If your data are discrete, see the instructions for bar graphs (click here).

               Otherwise, use a histogram (see below).

          Box plots and box-and-whiskers plots: Click here.

          Dotplots: Click here.

          Error bars plots

          Histograms: Click here.

          Histograms-with-Normal curve: Click here.

          Line graphs

          Normal probability plots

          Pareto charts: Click here.

          Pie charts

          P-P plots: Click here. (Can be used in place of Normal probability plots)

          Q-Q plots: Click here.  (Can be used in place of Normal probability plots)

          Sequence (time) plot

          Simultaneous confidence intervals

          Stemplots (also known as stem-and-leaf plots)

 

Graphs for bivariate data

          Bar graphs for stacked data: Click here.

          Box plots for stacked data

          Clustered bar graphs: Click here

          Histograms for stacked data

          Histograms-with-Normal curve for stacked data

          Means plots: See the instructions for ANOVA (click here).

          Scatterplots: Click here.

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