## How to Calculate and Interpret Z Scores in SPSS

SPSS is a powerful statistical software that can perform various analyses on your data. One of the common tasks you may want to do in SPSS is to calculate and interpret z scores. Z scores are standardized values that tell you how many standard deviations a given value is away from the mean of a distribution. Z scores can help you compare values from different scales, identify outliers, and perform hypothesis tests.

In this article, you will learn how to calculate and interpret z scores in SPSS using a simple example. You will also learn how to use z scores for different purposes and what are the advantages and disadvantages of using them.

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## How to Calculate Z Scores in SPSS

To calculate z scores in SPSS, you need to have a variable that is measured on a scale level (i.e., interval or ratio). For example, suppose you have a variable called income that shows the annual income (in thousands) for 15 individuals:

Income

18

22

25

28

30

32

35

40

45

50

55

60

65

70

108

To calculate the z scores for this variable, follow these steps:

Click Analyze -> Descriptive Statistics -> Descriptives.

In the Descriptives dialog box, select the variable income and move it to the Variable(s) list.

Check the option Save standardized values as variables.

Click OK.

SPSS will create a new variable called Zincome that contains the z scores for each value in the income variable. You can see the new variable in the Data View tab:

IncomeZincome

18-1.41

22-1.27

25-1.17

28-1.06

30-0.99

32-0.93

35-0.82

40-0.65

45-0.48

50-0.31

55-0.14 06063cd7f5

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