Descriptive statistics are used to describe the basic features of the data in a study. They provide simple summaries about the sample and the measures. Together with simple graphics analysis, they form the basis of virtually every quantitative analysis of data.
Also question is, how do you make a frequency table in SPSS?
Make sure you enter your data into columns. Step 2: Click “Analyze,” then mouse over “Descriptive Statistics” and then click “Frequencies.” Step 3: Select one or more variables in the left column of the “Frequencies” pop up window and then click the center arrow to move them to the right hand “Variable(s)” window.
What is crosstabs in SPSS used for?
Run a Crosstab in SPSS. To create a crosstab, click Analyze > Descriptive Statistics > Crosstabs. A Row(s): One or more variables to use in the rows of the crosstab(s). You must enter at least one Row variable. B Column(s): One or more variables to use in the columns of the crosstab(s).
What is a valid percent?
? The column labeled "percent" lists the actual percentages of the total sample who answered either "yes" or "no." ? "Valid percent" is the percent when missing data are excluded from the calculations. In other words, these are the percentages of parents who selected each response after we disregard missing responses.