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##### Asked by: Debby Erauskin

technology and computing browsers# How do I create a descriptive table in SPSS?

**Using the Descriptives Dialog Window**

- Click Analyze >
**Descriptive**Statistics>**Descriptives**. - Double click on the variables English , Reading , Math ,andWriting in the left column to move them to the Variablesbox.
- Click OK when finished.

Furthermore, how do I make a descriptive statistics table in SPSS?

From the start menu, click on the“**SPSS**menu.” Select “**descriptivestatistics**”from the **analysis** menu. After clickingthe **descriptivestatistics** menu, another menu will appear.From this window,select the variable for which we want to calculatethe**descriptive statistics** and drag them into thevariablewindow.

**Using SPSS to create APA-Style Tables**

- Right-click the .sst provided here and choose Save Link Astosave the file to your computer.
- Launch the IBM SPSS program.
- In the Options dialog window click the tab labeled:PivotTables.
- In the Pivot Tables dialog window Browse your computer fortheAPA table look .sst file.

Similarly one may ask, how do you make a descriptive statistics table in Excel?

**How to Use Excel's Descriptive Statistics Tool**

- Click the Data tab's Data Analysis command button to tellExcelthat you want to calculate descriptive statistics.
- In Data Analysis dialog box, highlight theDescriptiveStatistics entry in the Analysis Tools list and thenclick OK.

In short,The'**Frequencies**' command will count up how many timesacomponent of a variable appears and puts this information intoatable. E.g. **SPSS** has put all of the statistics yourequestedinto a neat table.