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Library Research Guides

Program Evaluation

This guide is a collection of resources for faculty, students and researchers interested in program evaluation.

Resources for Learning SPSS

There are several ways to find tutorials on using SPSS. 

University of Michigan computers with SPSS loaded have how-to tutorials available within the program. You can access this program on your own computer by using Virtual Sites. With Virtual Sites you can remotely use software which is installed on Campus Computer Sites computers on your own Mac or PC. 

Once you have logged in to a remote desktop open the start menu, search for SPSS and select IBM SPSS Statistics 19 from the start menu. Once the program opens you will be given the option to run the tutorial. 

screen shot of opening screen for SPSS


You might also want to try how-to books on SPSS from O'Reilly Safari Books or Springer Link, two of our e-book resources.



Additional Help with SPSS & Statistics

Learning R

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R is a freely available, downloadable statistical software package especially useful for data analysis and graphical representation.

 The library provides several online books on how to use R. Here are just a few: