SPSS – Analyzing Subsets of Cases

SPSS Filter Subset of Cases

SPSS offers three ways for analyzing subsets of cases.
After running SPLIT FILE, output tables and charts will show results for subsets of cases separately.
Second, you can temporarily FILTER out cases you'd like to exclude from analysis as shown in the screenshot.
Third, you can permanently remove cases from your data with SELECT IF.


Analyzing Subsets of Cases

SPSS FILTER – What and Why?

FILTER is an SPSS command for excluding cases from analysis. This tutorial explains how it works and how to use it. Read More

SPSS SELECT IF – A Quick Tutorial

In SPSS, SELECT IF permanently deletes cases (rows of data) that don't satisfy some condition(s). Read More


SPLIT FILE is a command for having separate output for subsets of cases. It does not literally split your file into smaller files. This tutorial demonstrates how to use it. Read More


By default, every case in your data counts as a single case. However, you can have each case count as more or less than one case as well. This is called weighting. This tutorial shows you how to do this in SPSS. Read More