The 20th annual meeting of ASSESS, the SPSS Users' Group took place on Friday, 10th November 2006, at the Alcuin Research Resource Centre (ARRC) in the Dept. of Health Sciences, University of York. ASSESS is an independent user group for SPSS, a computer package for analysing and presenting data. It is run by users, for users and is completely independent of manufacturers of the software.
Presentations for some talks are available for download, just follow the links. Some of the files are large, so files larger than half a megabyte the size will be notes in brackets at the end of the link e.g. (0.5MB).
Analysing Multivariate Comorbidities using SPSS by Gilbert MacKenzie, University of Limerick
Automating the quarterly processing for the British Crime Survey by Andrew Westlake, Survey and Statistical Computing, Maya Kara and Jacqueline Hoare, Crime Surveys Section, Home Office., talk outline in PDF format
No need for Ruby Slippers when you’ve got a Gold Standard: A Podiatrists' Journey of self-discovery along the yellow brick road to statistical success facilitated by SPSS (6.4 MB) by Karen Blakey, University of Sunderland
Old Dog, Old Tricks - Using SPSS syntax to avoid the mouse trap by
previously Principal Lecturer in Sociology and Director, Survey Research Unit, Polytechnic of North London, part 1 (3.1 MB), part 2 (1.6 MB), part 3, part 4 & part 5 (1.8 MB). The talk is also available as a large word document (4.7MB) as well as the abstract and contents in word format.
NB Link to SPSS Survival Manual by Julie Pallant mentioned in part 5.
Last amended on 21 November, 2007