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Introduction to IBM SPSS Text Analytics for Surveys (V4.0.1)


Length: 2.0 Days
Course code: 0G301G
Delivery method: Classroom
Price: 1490 EUR
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Introduction to IBM SPSS Text Analytics for Surveys (V4.0.1) is a two-day course shows you how to analyze text or open-ended survey questions using IBM SPSS Text Analysis for Surveys. You will see the complete set of steps involved in working with text data, from reading the text data to exporting the final categories for additional analysis. Topics include how to automatically and manually create and modify categories, and how to edit synonym, type, and exclude dictionaries. Also included are examples of how to create resource templates and Text Analysis packages to share your work with other projects and other users.


This intermediate course is intended for anyone interested in analyzing text data.


You should have:

  • General computer literacy


Please refer to course overview.


Course Introduction

Introduction to Analyzing Text

  • Explain basic elements involved in analyzing text data
  • Explain what is text analysis
  • Describe a typical text analysis session
  • Describe some issues and considerations when analyzing text data

Creating a New Project

  • Create a new project in IBM SPSS Text Analytics for Surveys
  • Create a new project by importing a statistics file
  • Create a new project by importing an Excel file
  • Describe the IBM SPSS Text Analytics for Surveys interface

Project and Data Properties

  • View and modify project and data properties
  • Edit project properties
  • Edit data properties
  • View an entire project

Extracting Concepts, Types, and Patterns

  • Understand the link between the extracted information and the original response
  • Extract concepts
  • Extract types
  • Extract patterns

The Extraction Process

  • Extract concepts, types, and patterns within IBM SPSS Text Analytics for Surveys
  • Know the steps of the extraction process
  • Refine extraction results
  • Use extraction options

Linguistic Resources

  • Modify the linguistic resources
  • Access project libraries and dictionaries
  • Create types
  • Create synonyms
  • Create exclusions

Reviewing Categories

  • Review categories and see how they are related to the concepts and text itself
  • Use TAPs to create categories
  • Review content category and relate it to the actual responses
  • Understand relationships among categories bu using visual techniques

Categorization Techniques

  • Learn available categorization techniques
  • Explain general approaches to categorization
  • Use linguistic based categorization
  • Use frequency based categorization

Categorizing Responses

  • Create categories automatically
  • Create categories manually
  • Create category rules

Advanced Categorization

  • Explain options available in the advanced resources
  • Import code frames
  • Improve categorization by extending categories
  • Improve category documentation through response flags and

Exporting Categories

  • Export to IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Export to Excel
  • Export summary graphs

Managing and Re-Using Resources

  • Manage and reuse linguistic resources
  • Manage and reuse a template
  • Manage and reuse a TAP
  • Manage and reuse libraries

Tips and Hints

  • Improve efficiency in IBM SPSS Text Analytics for Surveys
  • Work with multiple questions on the same project
  • Re-use categories

Course Summary