How to Handle Missing Data in SPSS?


Missing or invalid data are generally too common to ignore. Survey respondents may refuse to answer certain questions, may not know the answer, or may answer in an unexpected format.

If you don’t filter or identify these data, your analysis may not provide accurate results.

For numeric data, empty data fields or fields containing invalid entries are converted to system-missing, which is identifiable by a single period (shown in fig. below).

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Attention, Writers: The Next Blogging U. Challenge Is Here

If you’re new to blogging, this self-directed course is for you. Be aware: online writing is different from paper writing! News

Last month, more than 4,000 bloggers joined us for Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit, where they challenged themselves to carve out time to write regularly, and to experiment with new forms and styles. The result? Thousands of posts, comments, and follows, and countless new friendships.

We’re excited to announce Blogging U.’s next offering, which begins next Monday, July 21st. Writing 201: Finding Your Story will invite participants to take their craft to the next level by focusing on more advanced storytelling and self-editing tools, from finding the right angle from which to narrate your story, to coming up with strong opening sentences.

Good writing is essentially rewriting.

— Roald Dahl

Writing 201 is a self-directed course on the art of revision: four weeks dedicated to self-editing and rewriting, looking at our work with a magnifying glass, and improving it. If you have existing posts that you’d like to work on, expand, or refocus, whether as a…

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It’s Too Early to Dismiss MOOCs


MOOCs, abbreviated from massive open online courses, have become the most discussed educational topic because they promise higher education to be “better, cheaper and more widely available” across the world (Kirp, 2013). They are a form of a free online education for everyone around the world with internet access. They are provided by elite institutions, mainly from North America – Harvard, UC Berkeley, Standford.

If you observe MOOCs’ quick spread across the world, they are the best technological innovation for education that required the least effort to be applied (Baggaley, MOOC rampant, 2013).

They originate from the North America but they are intended for the underprivileged masses around the globe. For example, as of this writing, India has the second largest participants after the USA (SOURCE). Continue reading “It’s Too Early to Dismiss MOOCs”

MOOCs and Business Schools

Will someone regret of going to business schools instead of waiting for a few more years to take MOOCs? This article explains that question.

Thoughts to actions

I’ve been spending quite some time with MOOCs (massive open online courses) recently (thanks to my unemployment time at the moment). It can be called ‘Self-Directed Learning’, one of the four quadrants proposed from Leaders of Learning. From that, there is one video, informative and inspiring for the future of learnings and of learners, on Ted, given by Daphe Koller, a professor who is one of the main stakeholders in forming Coursera.

And here is a very recent video from Wharton, discussing about disruptive learning, MOOC

This made me have a few thoughts about the future of the business schools:

Business schools will stay and will not disappear as in scenario 3.

I went to business school 4 years ago with the main reason that I’d like to learn and I felt the need of learning (not so much for career advancement). So, I am a person who really…

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My Experience with MOOCs–College Writing 2x: Principles of Written English

Source: edX


Principles of Written English is an online introductory level university course designed for learners of English. The course has attracted 40,000 registrants around the world. It is offered by Berkley University of California for free through EdX. EdX is a non-profit created by founding partners Harvard and MIT whose mission is to bring the best of higher education to students of all ages anywhere in the world, wherever there is Internet access ( ). The course will continue five weeks and includes a required final essay.

Luckily, I am one of the registered students of the course and this article is all about my first-week experience with the course. This experience with BerkleyX ColWri2.1x led me become familiar with MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in general; get to know the specific features of the course; and acquire new friends around the world.

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