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SPSS Correlation Tutorials - Overview

Pearson Correlations

Pearson Correlations – Quick Introduction

A Pearson correlation is a number between -1 and +1 that indicates how strongly two variables are linearly related.

This simple tutorial quickly explains the basics with outstanding illustrations and examples.


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SPSS Correlation Analysis Tutorial

This tutorial quickly walks you through the correct steps for a correlation analysis in SPSS.

We'll cover a quick data check, the assumptions, significance levels, APA reporting and more.


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Spearman Rank Correlations

Spearman Rank Correlations – Simple Tutorial

A Spearman rank correlation is a number between -1 and +1 that indicates to what extent 2 variables are monotonously related.

This tutorial quickly walks you through the basics such as assumptions, significance levels, software and more.


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Kendall's Tau

Kendall’s Tau – Simple Introduction

Kendall’s Tau is a number between -1 and +1 that indicates to what extent 2 variables are monotonously related.

This tutorial quickly walks you through some basics such as assumptions, significance and confidence intervals for Kendall’s Tau.


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Kendall’s Tau in SPSS – 2 Easy Options

Kendall’s Tau-B is found in SPSS under Analyze SPSS Menu Arrow Correlate SPSS Menu Arrow Bivariate

Alternatively, both Kendall’s Tau-B and Tau-C can be obtained from Analyze SPSS Menu Arrow Descriptive statistics SPSS Menu Arrow Crosstabs

Be aware that this second option may report incorrect significance levels for small sample sizes.


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Association Measures

Cramér’s V – What and Why?

Cramér’s V is a number between 0 and 1 that indicates how strongly two nominal variables are correlated.

Because it's suitable for categorical variables, Cramér’s V is often used as an effect size measure for a chi-square independence test.


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SPSS – Kendall’s Concordance Coefficient W

Kendall’s Concordance Coefficient W is a number between 0 and 1 that indicates interrater agreement.

This tutorial explains the basic idea behind Kendall’s W and shows how to get it from SPSS.


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Correlation Tutorials - Other

SPSS – Confidence Intervals for Correlations Tool

This tutorial presents a simple, menu based tool for computing confidence intervals for Pearson correlations given their sample sizes.

Since the tool does not require raw data, it can be used for correlations obtained from SPSS, other software or even journal articles.


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SPSS CORRELATIONS – Beginners Tutorial

SPSS CORRELATIONS creates tables with Pearson correlations, sample sizes and significance levels.

Its syntax can be as simple as correlations q1 to q5. which creates a correlation matrix for variables q1 through q5. This simple tutorial quickly walks you through some other options as well.


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SPSS Scatterplots

SPSS Scatterplot Tutorial

This tutorial walks you through creating different types of scatterplots in SPSS.

We'll also point out why scatterplots are so useful and how to add regression lines to them.


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SPSS – Create All Scatterplots Tool

This tutorial presents a simple, freely downloadable tool that runs all possible scatterplots for a selection of variables.


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