SPSS Analyst

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We are looking for an SPSS Analyst in Detroit! This is a long term contract for at least 6 months may continue longer or eventually perm. Must have 3-5 years SPSS and excel skills with strong quantitative analysis skills and experience. Pay is based on experience and is $22-32/hr

Responsible for designing research studies, interpreting data, formulating
reports/presentations and making recommendations based upon the research findings.

ῆCoordinate/lead Analysis Planning Process (APP) and Analysis Execution Process (AEP)
meetings and document outcomes

ῆDevelop APP and AEP artifacts such as questionnaires, sample plans, data processing
specifications, and report/presentation templates

ῆApply knowledge of survey design and execution such as sampling, questionnaire
development, scales, interviewing methods, etc.

Deliverable Production

ῆVerify the accuracy of study data and editorial content

ῆMine data for insights/solutions to address business needs and hypotheses identified
in APP

ῆPrepare custom/adhoc analyses as required to meet study objectives and/or client

ῆCreate charts and graphs to populate reports and presentations

ῆInterpret data, prepare recommendations, and author reports/presentations

ῆReview/approve content before release, including delivery platform site
ῆ Knowledge of sampling and research design
ῆ Strong quantitative skills
ῆ Software skills (both analytical and office software, e.g., SPSS, mTAB, Excel,
ῆ Superior attention to detail
ῆ Strong written and verbal communication skills
ῆ Narrative writing skills (for some)


Key Goals of Position:

· Responsibilities involve successful use of SPSS and Excel for data analysis and verification.

· Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task when working towards deadlines

Education/Experience Required:

· Advanced or expert SPSS and Excel proficiency a requirement.

· More specifically: Here a list of typical questions we ask to ascertain SPSS skills (below). In our world, these translate to upper-intermediate or advanced users, but this is likely to be different from the “advanced” skills needed in other industries. In general, if the user has only used SPSS to run frequencies or cross tabs, this is too basic for our needs.

- What level of SPSS skills do you have: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert? (looking for self-classification of upper intermediate or above)

- Have you used custom tables? How familiar are you with them (frequency of usage)?

- Do you do the following in SPSS (must be proficient in all):

o Write and read syntax

o Recode variables

o Combine variables

o Create new variables

- Do you understand the concept of weighted data?

- Are you familiar with the concept of concatenation? (this is a nice to have – not required) Have you worked with stacked data sets? (again, nice to have – expert users will often have worked with stacked data)

- Note that we do not require advanced statistical skills such as running regressions.

· Must possess superior attention to detail and ability to multi-task when working towards deadlines.

· Minimum of 4 years of related market research experience strongly preferred.

· Data processing experience preferred.

· Solid analytical skills required.

· Strong communication skills to develop internal relationships.