In some situations, the syntax is easier than the visual menu to use in SPSS. This tutorial provides examples of syntax for chi-square test in SPSS.

## 2 Examples of Syntax for chi-square test in SPSS

## Example 1: One variable

The first example is the one variable chi-square test. The following is example data for one variable, with 3 groups.

Course Names | Student Counts |
---|---|

Math | 25 |

Computer | 50 |

English | 30 |

DATA LIST LIST / a count. BEGIN DATA. 1 25 2 50 3 30 END DATA. WEIGHT BY count. NPAR TESTS /CHISQUARE=a.

## Example 2: two variables

We can also do two variable chi-square tests using SPSS syntax. The following is an example of data of two variables.

Course Names | Gender | Student Counts |
---|---|---|

Math | Female | 15 |

Math | Male | 10 |

Computer | Female | 25 |

Computer | Male | 25 |

English | Female | 17 |

English | Male | 13 |

The following is the SPSS syntax.

DATA LIST LIST / Course Gender count. BEGIN DATA 1 1 15 1 2 10 2 1 25 2 2 25 3 1 17 3 2 13 END DATA. WEIGHT BY count. CROSSTABS Course BY Gender /STATISTIC=CHISQ.