Topic 2: B – Labeling Variables in an SPSS Dataset

Published: January 20th, 2015

Category: Learning Statistical Software, SPSS Info and Tutorials

CO-7: Use statistical software to analyze public health data.

Video (3:25)

The following video illustrates the important skill of labeling variables in SPSS using the Label column in the Variable View. The following files are associated with this video.

  • Menus and Steps Used:
    • Double-click on the SPSS dataset (STEP1) to open SPSS with that data loaded
    • Go to the variable view (if needed)
    • Go to the Label column and give each variable a meaningful and descriptive title
    • Save changes to your SPSS dataset using File – Save or by closing SPSS and following the prompts. We save the result as STEP2

This document is linked from our main SPSS page under Software.