Course Overview

IBM SPSS Data Collection has two methodologies for conducting analysis of survey data – desktop and browser based. IBM SPSS Reports for Surveys: Level I covers both of these, as it relates to the IBM SPSS Reports for Surveys product (formerly Desktop Reporter) and NOT IBM SPSS Web Reports for Surveys (formerly mrTables). This course will take the complete novice and turn them into a self-sufficient user of pretty much most of the tools available. After starting off building simple tabular reports, you quickly move on to learn how to build tables of increasing complexity and specificity using different question types, statistical summaries, filters, weights and display rules. You will learn how to manage the output, how to format and annotate the output and how to export to common Microsoft Office applications.

Who Should Attend

  • Researchers using IBM SPSS Reports for Surveys for analyzing survey data (either collected through IBM SPSS Data Collection Interviewer Server or existing data from a non-IBM SPSS Data Collection Interviewer Server survey).
  • Data Processing staff required to prepare and produce IBM SPSS Data Collection Table Documents for end users

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • A reasonable grasp of survey question types and previous analysis experience are a great help to attendees.
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007, for exporting reports

Course Content

  • Opening different sources of survey data (live surveys, existing survey data in different data formats)
  • Accessing and managing Reporter from within DimensionNet
  • Saving and organizing your analysis
  • Specifying the rows and columns of tables including nesting and appending of questions
  • Creating alternative analysis “views” of your survey questions using the variable editing features, including Auto Categorization
  • Defining different statistical and numeric summaries in the table cells
  • Managing organizing collections of tables and charts
  • Conducting Statistical Testing
  • Creating Profiles and exporting data
  • Customizing the reports
  • Exporting the analysis to common Microsoft Office applications
  • Managing analysis documents for other analys
  • Best Practices, Tips and Tricks