Topic 7: B – Side-By-Side Boxplots

Published: January 27th, 2015

Category: Learning Statistical Software, SPSS Info and Tutorials

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

Video (1:59)

The following video illustrates exploratory data analysis in Case CQ (or QC) where we wish to obtain side-by-side boxplots to compare a quantitative variables within the levels of a categorical variable.  Here we will use CHART BUIILDER to accomplish this task. The following files are associated with this video.

  • Menus and Steps Used:
    • Double-click on the SPSS dataset (STEP3) to open SPSS with that data loaded
    • For Side-by-Side Boxplots – Go to GRAPHS – CHART BUILDER
      • Select Boxplots from the lower left menu
      • Double-Click or drag the FIRST chart into the graph preview area (reset the tool if needed)
      • Drag a quantitative variable onto the y-axis
      • Drag a categorical variable onto the x-axis
      • Click OK
    • Save SPSS output by going to the output and File – Save or by closing SPSS and following the prompts

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