Descriptive statistics on SPSS is just like mandatory knowledge that everyone should have. It is the basic thing that works almost in every statistical analysis.
If you are working in huge numbers of data, descriptive statistics help you to provide the summary and the characteristics of the data.
There is a lot of software you may use to do the analysis. But in SPSS, you may do it in the easiest and fastest way. Also, it shows you sequentially so it really helps to make a report.
Descriptive statistics is a statistical analysis process that focuses on management, presentation, and classification which aims to describe the condition of the data.
With this process, the data presented will be more attractive, easier to understand, and able to provide more meaning to data users.
In general, descriptive statistics must be able to give an idea of what information can be obtained from the data we use. Instead of just using numbers without a standard format, it would be more interesting if displayed in graphs and tables.
Descriptive statistics also provide characteristics of the data used. This is important because the condition of the data used will affect the entire data analysis that we do.
1. Choose Analyze > Descriptive Statistics >> Frequencies
2. Move the variables that we want to analyze. In this example, let’s use gender, height, and weight.
3. On the right side of the submenu, you will see three options you could add; statistics, chart, and format. This is what you will get if you click statistics.
4. You can do another descriptive analysis on this menu. But, in this case, I prefer to use default options so we could see the difference between the. So let’s ignore the additional menu, okay!
5. Click Ok
6. This is the result of the output window