Section Two: Opening an Existing Dataset
Opening a readable dataset
In this section, we will learn how to open an already existing dataset.
To locate and open an existing dataset, you must first open the File menu, and click on Open.
Once the Open window appears, navigate to where the dataset file is located. If you happen to be working in a CHASS computer lab, there are some datasets located on the Y: drive (in PC/Datasets), which are commonly used by research methodology courses.. If you need to open a particular file extension, click on the drop-down menu on the bottom right-hand corner of the window, and select what file extension the dataset is saved under.
The GSS datasets may be found in the directory DataSets/GSS, in the folder corresponding to the DataSet year. Once you have located the dataset you would like to access, click on the Open button.
Your dataset should now be open, and visible in the PSPP Data Editor.