Data Sets

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To use data sets downloaded from SAGE websites, you will need SPSS, an IBM product with its own hardware and software requirements: 

How do I access data sets?

Data sets are available from your text’s student companion website. Student companion sites are free and open-access, and data sets can be downloaded without registering for an account.

Follow the url on the back of your book or find the link by going to the book product page on SAGE’s website. Go to, search for your book, and click on the “Companion Website”  or "Experience with SAGE edge" button. 

Data Sets access through, book product page

Once on the companion website, navigate to the Student Resources tab.

Data Sets student resources tab

Companion websites include data sets in various formats, including .dat, .xlsx, .sas, .sav and .zip. Download the data set file to your local directory and open it using the appropriate program.  

Batches of data sets may be saved in a .zip file. To download the .zip file and save it, click on the data set link.  

Once you have saved the .zip file, navigate to the location where you saved it. Open the .zip file to extract the .sav files for use in SPSS.  

Data Sets extract .sav files from the zip file

Who do I contact for tech support?

Contact IBM for all questions about using data sets in SPSS. IBM’s SPSS student support page.
Also, consult your institution’s library, instructional technology services department or statistics department for SPSS training materials.

How long do I have access?

You have access to the companion website for as long as the book’s edition is in print. Once a new edition of the book comes out, the site will be updated shortly thereafter. 

I’m getting an error when I try to access data sets. What do I do?

Be sure you are using SPSS to open files with a .sav file extension. These files will only work within the SPSS program.  

For additional technical support, complete a Technical Support Form or contact us.

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