Statistics Package for the Social Science (SPSS)
Running the FREQUENCIES procedure
1. Open the data file (from the menus, click on FILE ⇒ OPEN ⇒ DATA) of interest.
2. From the menus, click on ANALYZE ⇒ DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS ⇒ FREQUENCIES
3. The FREQUENCIES Dialog Box will appear. In the left-hand box will be a listing ("source variable list") of all the variables that have been defined in the data file. The first step is identifying the variable(s) for which you want to run a frequency analysis. Click on a variable name(s). Then click the [ > ] pushbutton. The variable name(s) will now appear in the VARIABLE[S]: box ("selected variable list"). Repeat these steps for each variable of interest.
4. If all that is being requested is a frequency table showing count, percentages (raw, adjusted and cumulative), then click on OK.