Computer assisted Statistics

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Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to apply the basic statistical methods and techniques using the possibilities offered by the SPSS statistical software. The emphasis is on selecting the appropriate statistical method and on interpreting the results.

After completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • manage statistical data and perform statistical analysis using SPSS
  • decide on the most appropriate statistical method for describing and analyzing data
  • check the assumptions and apply the statistical techniques
  • choose and create the right statistical graph
  • to interpret SPSS results

Course Contents

  • The Basics of SPSS
  • Statistical data sources - Questionnaires– Coding – Detailed Statistical Tables – Data creation in SPSS and data cleaning
  • Analyzing data sets using SPSS: Univariate Descriptive Statistics - Relationship between two variables -  Τ-tests and Confidence Intervals - Chi square tests - Analysis of Variance
  • Graphical Displays - Checking normality

Teaching Activities

Lectures  and Laboratory work (4 hours per week)

Teaching Organization


Semester workload


26  hours

Laboratory work

26  hours

Self-study and homework exercises

98 hours

Total number of hours for the Course (25 hours of work-load per ECTS credit)

150 hours (total student work-load)


  • Written exam at the end of the semester
  • Homework exercises (it is optional and count for 20% of the final grade)

Use of ICT

  • Use of e-class to support teaching, laboratory work and communication with students.
  • Use of SPSS Statistical software.

Course Info

Current Tutors


Dimara Efthalia

Δημαρά Ευθαλία
Field of Expertise: 
Applied Statistics, Data Analysis
Organic Unit / Lab: 
Laboratory of Quantitative Economics and Information Systems
Office Hours: 
Wednesday 13.30 - 15.30

Reading List

Reading Recommendations: 
- Ανάλυση δεδομένων με το IBM SPSS STATISTICS 21, Γναρδέλλης Χ.,
Bibliography Recommendations: 
Εγχειρίδια χρήσης του SPSS (Help - IBM SPSS Statistics)
Kanji, Gopal, 2006, 100 Statistical Tests, SAGE Publications