Step-by-Step Guide 1

Navigating Jamovi


What you will learn here:

On this page, you will learn how to navigate Jamovi. Jamovi is pretty intuitive. There are four main tabs:

You will always work within one of these four tabs. Below is an overview of each of these tabs. Take the time to play around with the Jamovi software and you will soon get the hang of how this program works. 

Video: Navigate Jamovi

Navigating the tabs & menus

The Menu

Use the Menu to do the following:

The Variables Tab

In the Variable tab, you are shown a list view of all the variables in your dataset. This view allows you to easily navigate your variables and do the following:

The Data Tab

In the Data tab, you can explore your raw data, which is organised like Excel in rows and columns. This tab allows you to manipulate your data and get your dataset ready for use. Specifically, this tab allows you to do the following:

You can easily copy and paste data from an Excel file or another Jamovi dataset.

The Analyses Tab

You will spend most of your time in the Analyses Tab. From the top bar, you will select your test. The following six modules are pre-installed:

All other modules need to be installed using the Modules button in your top-right.

Once you have selected the Analyses tab, the screen will be split. On the left, you will see the controls for your test. Here you can drag and drop your variables and select the output you want to display. On the right, you will see your test results.

You can easily minimise the test control panel on your left by clicking on the ->. You can also make the results panel bigger or smaller by dragging the middle bar to the left or right. 

Finally you can export or remove the output by right-clicking on the table/graph or heading.

The Edit Tab

In the edit tab, you can add additional information to your results. This can be important if you want someone else to know why, what and how you have been doing something. This is also helpful when you export your results to share them. 

The controls are very similar to what you would find in Word (though there are fewer options). 

Note, you cannot edit the output.

Update your Preferences

You can also edit some of your preferences. Select the three dots on the right of the tasks and the relevant menu will appear. Now you can change some of the settings such as:

Note: Adding your default missing value here, save you time later, as you won't need to add it in manually.