Data Collection- SPSS Quick Tip!

Data Collection is a part of your Methodology section. Once you are done with your Introduction and Literature Review, you start collecting the data for your research.

Step 1: Design a questionnaire

Step 2: Get the desired number of questionnaires (based on your sample) filled

Step 3: Code the responses

Step 4: Enter the coded data into the SPSS file

Problem?

Tip #1: While entering the coded data into your SPSS file, you might come across several questions that have been left blank or unanswered by the respondent. Don’t worry, just leave that box empty while you enter the coded data and SPSS will do its work.

Note: Don’t make the mistake of filling in a zero in place of the blank space because like in the case of money, zero also has a ‘value’ in SPSS!