Average Ratings

139 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Linux/Unix
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • IBM
  • www.ibm.com
  • Founded 1911
  • United States

About SPSS

Your organization has more data than ever, but spreadsheets and basic statistical analysis tools limit its usefulness. IBM SPSS Statistics software can help you find new relationships in the data and predict what will likely happen next. Watch IBM's free statistics video demo to learn how to easily access, manage and analyze data sets-without previous statistics experience; virtually eliminate time-consuming data prep; and quickly create, manipulate and distribute insights for decision making.


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SPSS Features

  • Collaboration
  • Data Blends
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Warehousing
  • High Volume Processing
  • No-Code Sandbox
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Templates

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A great tool for the statistical analysis of data for its simplicity and excellent results

Jun 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It is an excellent software for handling large volumes of data, because it allows in a simple way without great technical knowledge to perform from simple statistical calculations, descriptive statistics, data validation to inferential or predictive statistics.
It is designed in a simple and user-friendly way since it is not necessary to use complex knowledge to encode data when using qualitative data.
In relation to the predictive information that allows to generate is of great support for decision making, especially through the statistical models generated by the data under study, thus allowing the obtaining of models whose level of confidence can reach up to 95% .
In a few words, an ideal software for research, mainly in the social area.

Cons: Due to the large number of possibilities it offers for the treatment and analysis of data, it can be quite overwhelming in principle, especially if the differences between each of the analysis possibilities it provides are not clear. This also means that it is necessary to dedicate a considerable time to explore each one of the possibilities that it offers and to see the tutorials offered for the use of the software.

Another disadvantage is the quality of the generated graphics, if we compare them with other similar software for the handling and analysis of data that exist in the market, since if we want to have better quality graphics, mainly if we need to make presentations in general we must go to other software.

Overall: Ease and speed in the analysis of large volumes of data, in addition to a wide possibility for the treatment of them in a single software and for a price quote adequate to the results provided

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Being in the field of Social Sciences is almost a requirement to get a complet analysis.

Mar 09, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The importance of capture and analyze data to create tables and graphs with complex data.
Its ability to manage large volumes of data and carrying out text analysis amog other formats.
Being able to use the statistical software, with descriptive statistics such as tabulation and crossover frequencies, and correlation tests.
The program allows you to take your data and easily create a wide variety of visual effects such as radial boxplots and density graphs.

Cons: In more complex programs you need to have programming knowledge, as well as to make the most laborious calculations.
In statistics, often contradictory results can be obtained between different tests.
It does not provide the expected results in the expected time.
It sometimes leads to unnecessary sophistication by allowing the use of complex techniques to answer simple questions. If the user does not have previous experience using SPSS or if their statistical knowledge is not up to date, it is difficult to understand which options to select. The results reports contain an excessive level of information.

Overall: With SPSS it is possible to collect data, create statistics, analyze management decisions and much more. Gives the opportunity of doing complex analysis and take on prediction models.
The capacity of solving problems of applied statistics by brute force or by trying thousands of combinations to finally stay with what is believed to be the best for use.

It is user friendly, professional and perfect for those people who need to analyze quantitative data

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: As a market researcher I should work with SPSS daily. It is a software for analyzing quantitative data.it is easy to import data from other software like Microsoft Excel and analyze them. Also some online survey platforms have SPSS output and you can import data from them to SPSS directly. If you just want to have some descriptive statistics, it is easy to learn, but if you want to analyze data with parametric and non-parametric exams, it is a bit difficult so it is better to take a class about 1 week and learn SPSS fast. Then you will enjoy analyzing data.

Cons: For drawing charts from data, SPSS is not suitable because it doesn't have a beautiful data visualization. Visualization tools for drawing charts in SPSS are few; so every time that I want to draw a chart, I should copy the table of analyzed data on SPSS to Excel and draw the chart.

Overall: Working with this software in one of the most important section of my job.

My experience with SPSS has been nothing short of amazing. I rely on it daily, and am never let down

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: SPSS is incredibly user-friendly, which is obviously important when it comes to statistical analyses. More specifically, rather than having to learn a certain coding language in order to run analyses, one can just navigate through the menus while also collecting the syntax from these operations in order to replicate in the future. Compared to other statistical analysis softwares, SPSS is as familiar as can be, and is as approachable as possible. It is easy to teach to others, and it also makes professional and publishable graphs.

Cons: Though a tiny quip, SPSS has a few limitations when it comes to making graphs - for example, if one were to make a stacked bar graph of their data, they are unable to add error bars to it, which, as any researchers knows is incredibly important. Other than that, I cannot say that I have any major dislikes about SPSS.

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If you're looking for a point-and-click analytics software, SPSS is probably the best one out there.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: SPSS is the most user-friendly statistical analysis and data mining software on the market. The point-and-click interface makes it easy to construct. The ability to create scripts for future automation is nice and its movement into new areas like text analytics and big data makes it more useful. The SPSS output is the best I've ever used for publication quality tables.

Cons: Although SPSS is very user-friendly, its graphical capabilities are sub-par compared to similar software. Because the software is so user-friendly, if you're a more advanced user like myself, SPSS takes more time and has more restrictions to customize the reports and analytical reports.

Overall: The software benefits me by offering easy to read and useful tables and charts that don't require tons of time outside of the software to make the tables/charts publication quality. Every reader of my SPSS works loves what SPSS produces.

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Wonderful Analytics tool !

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Extremely user friendly, you can conduct analysis with or without code, from simple linear regressions to complex neural networks can simply be done with the click of a button through the drop down media.

Useful tutorials that help newcomers to the software! This is especially helpful if you have not used the software before.

Versatility, this software can open almost any type of data file and output a myriad of files, for example you can open excel, spss files and output graphs as jpeg or png file formats.

Cons: Menus are very clunky and not visually appealing.

Some advanced metrics for analysis are not easily accessible, these include SVM, decision trees etc.

Extremely expensive! I am not sure how much a full liscence cost but it is worth the cost!

Overall: Great analytical and visualization tool!

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It's pricey, but it's SO worth it! I could not have gotten through my thesis without it.

May 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This software is fast, reliable, and flexible. I used it for my Master's thesis and I actually wound up using it for my first HR job at a drug company. I built surveys for them for patient satisfaction and, eventually, employee satisfaction. Using this software I was able to keep our data safe, gather stats over time, and control for certain variables that might have affected our results had I used something more trivial like Excel. Definitely recommend this!

Cons: The only con I can think of is the price. It can get pricey, especially if you cannot purchase a student copy. My license has expired and I have not yet renewed simply because my thesis is finished and my current employer does not have a desire to see employee stats -- not for that price, anyway! Hopefully I will be able to convince the execs that this is a necessary tool. Perhaps a more extensive trial period (or maybe a discount for the first 3-6 months?) would be helpful. That would allow for plenty of time to gather data and run stats so that my executive team might be able to see the benefits.

Overall: Ease of running statistical analyses. Comfort of knowing my data was safe. Comfort of knowing my results were reliable.

SPSS base is a must for market research

Oct 07, 2016
4/5
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Comments: I've been using SPSS for a few years now, and I think it's not more than logical that it's the market leader for the segment. It's GUI makes it easy for beginners to work with it, but the understandable and fast to learn syntax makes it very neat to work with for the more advanced researcher. The only pity for the software package is the extreme pricing. I'm now using SPSS Base because of the high price for the more advanced packages, but that also means that I'm missing out on (what I think are) quite standard needs for a researcher, like logistic regression and tables. I've tried some open source packages like PSPP and R, but still SPSS is worth the money, although I think for that amount they could 'upgrade' the base package a little more to include all the basics.

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Powerful program to perform statistical analysis with complex data.

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The best thing about this program is the ability it has to work with large databases, with which data analysis, creation of tables and graphs with complex data are made, it includes descriptive statistics such as tabulation and crossover frequencies, statistics of two variables, correlation, among others, in terms of transforming the data that allow us to discover relationships of dependence and interdependence, establish classifications of subjects and variables, predict behaviors in order to help us to make management decisions.

Cons:
There is nothing wrong, just that the user must have a high statistical knowledge to use all the options offered by the program, if you have only basic knowledge you can be confused in the choice of the option and also that the result throws a huge amount of information that can confuse the user.

Overall: It benefits me to handle complex database and throws me the required results in a short time.

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Mar 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The facility to make descriptive statistics and graphic representation of information. In the same way for the management of data base, definition of variables, among other things.

Cons: The handling of the typology of variables generates difficulty, which is different from the theoretical definition that is learned in the university, but the use of the tool makes you get used to the new definitions.

Overall: This software has allowed me to save time and money, because it is easier to manipulate than microsoft excel smile all for the calculation of descriptive statistics

Useful but not easy to learn

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: They say its "easy to use, difficult to learn". I wish the interface were more user friendly and easy to figure out if you don't know EXACTLY what type of report to run. It would be more valuable to students if they were able to work out what type of report they need for the statistical analysis they would like.

Cons: The functions are often hard to find and the user interface is not super intuitive. For Pros, they are able to find what they need though if they have a lot of experience with the program.

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It is a program that helps generate statistical analysis, in a simple and practical way.

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It is an easy management tool that allows me to analyze available statistical data to make executive reports and graphic presentations to reflect the behavior of market variables. It also allows me to analyze data for the execution of projects and plan with certainty taking into account the available variables.

Cons: For me it is a software with little cons. It is not friendly to use for the first time, but once you learn to use it becomes a mandatory tool. The price is not very cheap.

Overall: It is one of my most used work tools, it helps me to analyze statistical data for executive reports, with certainty it is an indispensable tool for people who work with a large amount of data.

THE software for statistical analysis

May 22, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: SPSS takes the complex math out of statistical analysis. Once you master the process of running various analyses, SPSS does the computations for you. SPSS works wonderfully with Excel and makes transferring data relatively painless. It's the statistical software that you will find on every psychology professors computer and is a necessary software for all students of psychology.

Cons: Understanding the steps to complete an analysis can be almost as frustrating as doing the computation by hand. You'll need a guidebook to help learn the steps and can usually commit the steps to memory after a few runs. Fortunately there are a number of books out there that will walk you through an ANOVA, t-test, or linear regression step-by-step. Another frustrating aspect about this software is the proverbial complications that arise when switching from a mac to a PC. A final note about SPSS is that the software is NOT cheap; however, there are discounted and rental options for students and professors. With the introduction of free statistical software (e.g., R), SPSS may have to lower their price to compete.

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research experience to perform basic and projection statistical calculations

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros:
It has allowed me to calculate basic statistics, mode, variance and coefficient of variation in a fast and efficient way, I like the calculations of main components. and the versatility to cross variables whether environmental or social. Supports the correlation of large amount of data

Cons: complex for the apprentices, the graphic results are not to my liking, the output of information confuses the user and can generate errors of interpretation, needs data quality to run the options. to explain the functioning of the software at the academic level, students must in some cases handle programming knowledge

Overall: Management of a large number of variables
Allows the management of environmental variables to generate analysis of main components
Help for the prediction of hydrometeorological events

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Useful, innovative, practical, flexible data analysis tool, advanced statistics

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It allows introducing and managing a large quantity of quantitative and qualitative research data, which through this software are analyzed, and yields results through different tools such as tables and graphs with complex data. It provides statistical tools such as descriptive and two variables, ANOVA, correlations, linear and non-linear models, among many others. Additional you can obtain prediction models, and even allows the design of the surveys at the beginning of the investigations. And it is of use for the natural sciences, for the social sciences, and for the organizations, the pull down formats improve their accessibility.

Cons: When data are introduced, sometimes we have difficulties to discriminate them, and the other faults are due to lack of knowledge of statistical knowledge that leads to not selecting the tools properly, diagramming and interpretation of the data.

Overall: 228/5000
As a researcher in the social sciences, design of surveys, tables to introduce large amounts of data, use of statistical tools from simple description to predictive models of behavior.

It is a great software, most especially for those who are not at the advanced stage of stat analysis

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use by people who are not heavily into statistical analysis
It is compatible with various IT architectural facilities

Cons: Outputs from SPSS are not widely regarded and respected in comparison to other statistical software.
Some of the terms used in SPSS are not similar to those used by other statistical software.

Overall: Cheaper when compared to others

SPSS is one of the cornerstones of my data analysis tools as a university Lecturer and researcher.

May 16, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Very powerful features, has about everything one could possibly want for data analysis. I am a Lecturer in Multivariate Data Analysis at the Sociology department of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and SPSS is a tool that I teach to grad and undergrad students, and that I use extensively on our Faculty projects and research nodes. Easy importing and exporting to other formats is a must.

Cons: Graphing presentations, although far better in recent releases of the software (I'm currently using ver. 24), are still somewhat lacking. Fortunately the export features for the data are solid, and I can use 3rd party software to good effect.

Overall: Solid software that handles most of my data analysis needs.

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A must have program for every marketing researchers and data analyst.

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is a user friendly package program with a nice interface. Excel connectivity makes it easier. A must have program for every marketing researchers and data analyst.

Cons: It would be good to draw graphics with more attractive designs. After all, visuals are very important for a good presentation.

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The only software you'll ever need for data analysis

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The software is incredibly easy to use; even when I was just a beginner doing my thesis-- the software offered simple, clearly labeled drop-down tabs that enabled me to analyze my data like a Pro.

Now it's my go-to software because it makes quantitative data analysis a breeze. It's so easy to use that it's a one day task for us to train newly contracted research enumerators to use for a specific project.

Cons: The only gripe I have with this software would be its data visualization feature which in my opinion; the pie charts, histograms, bar charts etc. are horrible looking.

Overall: Convenience, Speed, and efficiency

I have a lite VBA background and was able to use SPSS proficiently with little effort!

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The tool is very easy to use and requires minimal SQL experience. The tool handles all amounts of data and does it quickly.

Cons: I'd say there is very little to dislike if anything - I am a happy customer. I've run into few problems, but YouTube tutorials explained everything.

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It is the program that allows me to handle the large amount of socio-demographic data.

May 05, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: This program is what has allowed me to manage the population, housing, demographic and cartographic data collected in the national census. With it I have been able to draw basic calculations such as mean, fashion, variance and standard deviation, as well as analysis of main components, allowing this data to be available to analysts quickly to generate different byproducts.

Cons: It is a rather complex tool that needs a good pre-induction to take advantage of all the benefits of the program. It is quite expensive

Overall: It is an extremely useful tool for the realization of statistical calculations that involve a large amount of data.

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Utice SPS when I taught in the field of statistics at the university

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Well I like it a lot because it is a very used statistical software easy to use allows a lot of data to process and manage works with java modules and can be used in Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac or Linux operating systems in the market for example if we compare it with other statistical statistical software such as the SAS this requires commands for its operation which creates a certain level of complexity or operabilit

Cons: Although it is a software widely used everywhere the user must have knowledge of statistics and have some training in the use of this software and some programming knowledge

Overall: It is a very complete statistical software, fast compared to R, that is why it has all the advantages that statistical software can have for the manipulation of data.

Fantastically powerful for analysis, and is more user friendly for people new to analytic packages.

Jun 12, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is quick and powerful. The syntax is intuitive and a good way for beginners to learn. However, they also allow all of their commands to be run using drop down menus. This can help bridge the gap between new users and more technologically savvy users.

Cons: The one thing I do not like is this: if you edit your SPSS data file, save the file, and then decide to undo those changes you just made, the undo button does not work. Also, not everything is undo-able. It has lead to several cases of me redoing work because I saved before realizing an error and then being unable to "undo" it.

Excellent statistical package, friendly and its content covers the most used statistical models

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The grouping of contents in three large areas namely: Basic statistics, univariate and bivariate: Multivariate Statistics and Special Models. Applies the models to data and real situations and interprets the results obtained in the applications can use multiple models to analyze quantitative or qualitative data, outputs and representation of the data is simple and intuitive, people with basic knowledge of statistics can use the program and get very good results.

Cons:
As it has the capacity to work with large databases and an interface for the majority of analyzes, the reports of results are elaborated with a lot of information, which allows to distract the user, it may be that the user is lost due to the large amount of information that is generated, in addition to this, care should be taken with the application of the methods, since some are used for specific cases, for example the handling of qualitative data.

SPSS in Academic Research

Jan 12, 2017
3/5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It has become the dominant product in Colleges and so learning to use it will be beneficial.

Cons: Ease of violating statistical assumptions.

Overall: When first developed, SPSS required the more sophisticated understanding of statistics and the assumptions which need to be satisfied when using a particular statistical procedure. Now, SPSS is extremely easy to use and allows you to run analyses whether or not statistical assumptions are met. As a result, individuals can run any analysis they want, look for the statistically significant relationship, and then 'create' a rationale for these findings. As a result, SPSS is fostering bad science. In addition, the product is extremely expensive.

Recommendations to other buyers: Other packages are available

Great stats software for beginners

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Running statistical analyses can be extremely daunting for beginners, which is where SPSS shines compared to other stats programs. The ease of the "point and shoot" interface removes the technical barrier that some stats beginners face; however, that doesn't mean SPSS isn't useful for seasoned coders. I like being able to switch between "point and shoot" and writing my own procedures in my projects, but I've also found that it helps take the "mystery" out of coding for students. I've also found the "help" documents to be very useful and thorough, and there are a multitude of "how to" videos posted on YouTube, which come in handy for beginners.

Cons: I don't like using SPSS when I'm working with big data sets because it seems to lag a lot. Also, I think having to purchase additional "add on" software to run SEM is ridiculous, which is why I use other stats programs for those types of projects.

SPSS isn't easy to master, but it was worth investing my time into learning!

Feb 28, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Every statistical analysis software varies on its strengths, but I find SPSS to be more user friendly in comparison to other software like "R." When you have to sit down for 6 hours, frame and enter data, and grind out what analyses you're running, having an easy to understand interface is a major bonus. There are also lots of independent resources and manuals like Andy Field's guide books to provide excellent walkthroughs.

Cons: One thing I don't like is the price, but that's every software that's worth the cost. You hate to shell out, but then immediately understand it's necessity when you grind out hours of data and feel confident in your work process. The price is honestly fair for the quality of the software.

Overall: I'm able to run statistical analysis from simple sets or syntax, to complicated or multiple variable sets with ease. A good software for time consuming tasks means higher efficiency, which is exactly what I get with SPSS.

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SPSS is a useful software for analyzing data. I use it as a graduate student through my university.

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It is simple and can do a lot without having to be an absolute expert at statistical analyses. There are also a lot of resources (books, websites, etc) with instructions on how to do pretty much everything in SPSS, so if you're stuck, you can usually figure it out.

Cons: The bad side of SPSS being simple to use is that it has limitations. The best example I can think of is that the visuals are sorely lacking. If you want to make a table, graph, or some other visual representation of your results and you want it to be appealing, you will need to use something else.

Overall: As a graduate student who hasn't had many years working with statistics, SPSS is user-friendly and allows me to work on my thesis and other projects mostly on my own.

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Multi-Functional Data Analysis Application

Jul 28, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: My team and I have used IBM's SPSS numerous times to process large amounts of data and are happy with the results. The entire input--->output process is generally a complicated one in nature, but SPSS makes simpler. I'd definitely recommend future data analysts to take a look at this application and learn the basics at the least.

Cons: SPSS lacks user friendly user interface and therefore make scare newer users away from trying it out for themselves. Overall it is a great took though, and should be considered for big data projects.

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SPSS MAKES YOU MORE EASY STATISTICS

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most is that it has a variety of statistical methods and that is a great advantage, from basic statistics to multivariate analysis

Cons: what I like the least is having to export databases to spss, that is very annoying, because it takes time and sometimes the variables are not imported in the correct way and we have to correct it manually

Overall: you can manage large statistical databases in a very simple and easy way, you can also obtain basic statistical indicators in a very simple way and thus be able to have a basic approximation of the variables under study

SPSS has the ability to complete a variation of different types of computations

Jan 31, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Even tho it takes a while to get use to, SPSS has a wide variety of statistical analysis for many types of data management/assessment

Cons: SPSS can be very inadequate and un-useful when it comes to advanced modeling or statistical analysis and it takes a while to get use to

Overall: This program was great for our simple and complex statistical analysis

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A very useful software if you have the one who teaches you and you have an average statistical level

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: -The program uses a series of dialog boxes that allow you to determine the actions and select those useful analyses.
-Powerful tool for statistical calculation
-It's a quick software.

Cons: -If the user has no previous experience using SPSS or if their knowledge of statistics is not up to date it is difficult to discern which options to select.
-Most results reports contain an excessive level of information that often confuses the user.
-It has a lot of information in automatic form that distracts the user

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One of the best statistical analysis software packages available

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: As a sociologist, SPSS allows me to perform all quantitative statistical analyses I need, from histograms to multi-level regression modeling. The best part is that commands can be chosen from the menu, rather than having to learn to write code (such as in STATA).

Cons: Somtimes the exact commands I need are difficult to locate in the menus. Also, while the point-and-click command interface is better for beginners, I find STATA to be more versatile for advanced statisticians.

Overall: SPSS is how I first learned to perform regression analysis in graduate school.

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Powerful software to perform statistical analysis of data series, in a simple and practical way.

May 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It allows me to manage a large amount of data from different variables to be used in project management and in my daily work as a teacher, it helps me to calculate basic statistics such as media and fashion, make projections about the behavior of historical variables. It is very simple to use and helps to develop and understand the management of statistical science as a tool of fundamental use in the life of every person.

Cons: It has few graphic tools, it is limited in terms of the presentation of the data results. It is expensive software but it is worth every dollar of its price.

Overall: SPSS is the statistical software that I use for its easy handling and statistical applications. It allows me to teach my students about the importance of managing historical data in order to make predictions and basic statistical functions. I highly recommend it.

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Analyzing data has now become much easier

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The interface that looks like a spreadsheet is definitely interesting and i liked it and its upgraded statistical functions present to perform multiple operations on raw data.I also liked how fast it generates graphics and tables.

Cons: The software is a bit expensive and also time consuming getting to different interfaces within the software.

Overall: Analyzing the data in y company and also in other clients company has made my days easier

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SPSS is the best tool for statistical analysis of data in an easy and practical way

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a powerful tool to process statistical data series, make projections and make presentations of results. It is designed for applications in social sciences, but I have used it to perform marketing analysis in the workplace. For beginners it is easy to learn

Cons: It has few graphic tools, you have to use other software to make presentations of high graphic content. It is expensive software but it is worth every dollar of its price

Overall: It is the statistical data manager that I use as a first option. It generates excellent professional results. It is easy to use and provides the opportunity to handle large data series effortlessly

SPSS has been an great resource for me to conduct quantitative analysis/research.

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: SPSS was the system I used as I learned about Quantitative analysis and statistics. Its very straightforward in terms of use, inputs, tests, and outputs. While this software is very straightforward, that does not necessarily mean it is simple. SPSS is a quality tool for the researcher in making complex statistical calculations. While I'm not familiar with other software in this field, I found SPSS to be adequate for to meet all of my needs in quantitative analysis of data.

Cons: While this software is high-quality and performs as advertised, it is not easily utilized by a novice researcher. The guides and resources that come with the program are very helpful and detailed, but I wish some of this information or guides were built into the software itself rather than having to google or consult other sources to correctly input data and run statistical analysis.

Overall: Accurate, straightforward, and reliable performance in statistical analysis

Cannot live in research world without SPSS

Mar 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how SPSS can transform my boring data into results and conclusions about important research matters. Numerous calculations can be done in a moment using SPSS.

Cons: In all of my years, still issues with SPSS: hard to print results without killing a tree, does not sync well with Excel, can take years to learn all of the tools, newer versions do not sync with older versions, and needs a new license annually which is a huge pain.

SPSS Software

Aug 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I use SPSS in my college Advanced Statistics and found that the software made things easier to understand, the process was smoother and ultimately quicker than trying to calculate all of the numbers by hand. This software is a must-have for those taking advanced college mathematics, in the accounting field or any field that may have to work with a vast amount of numbers, and want to cut down on time wasted. Also worth mentioning there is a 14-day free trial of this product so you can try before you buy.

Cons: I suppose my only complaint about this software would be the cost for the full version vs. the student version as it was quite expensive.

Overall: Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my experience using SPSS and would highly recommend it.

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this program helps obtain statistical data bases of a universe of strategic information

Mar 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: t allows me to handle a large amount of data from different variables to be used in project management and public planning, calculating basic statistics such as media, fashion, variance and more specific elements such as the main component. The program is also adaptable to environmental variables. Generates simple text analysis. And it generates prediction models based on the analysis of the multiple data

Cons: it is an expensive software, for beginners it is not so simple to use, the graphic output I do not like is very basic and unattractive for those who read the results

Overall: processes complex databases that have information from a wide range of variables, predictive models help decision making for the execution of public policies and execution of projects

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Use of spss for the analysis of geographic data in geography classes

Mar 05, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros:
It allows working with tables with a large number of variables to apply multivariate methods such as the analysis of major components to reduce information and generate new variables to facilitate interpretation and to respond to problems of geographical research.

Cons:
The graphics generated with the application of multivariate methods, the representations of variable points in projection scales are very tight, which causes an agglomeration of graphic information that makes interpretation difficult.

Overall:
It has allowed me the dictation of practical classes of the subject data analysis

The best statistical program.

May 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about SPSS is that it can use large databases of more than 10,000 characteristics and condense its information into detailed content graphics for the analyst's interpretation.

Cons: What I like the least about SPSS is that it is not easy to use, there are very complex functionalities to decipher and it is not usually accessible for any mathematical use.

It is a good program to perform statistical analysis

Mar 27, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use, you do not need to make much effort to quickly perform statistical analysis. You can do most of the basic statistics, descriptive statistics, and statistical inference

Cons: The graphics and pictures that the system throws are very basic, not very customizable, the graphics do not have a modern aesthetic.

Overall: If someone wants to perform statistical analysis quickly, it is a good program, but if you need to present them, they will have to resort to other programs.

SPSS is a great app, it analyzes large amounts of my primary data but it is not user friendly

Jul 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: SPSS is great at giving outputs on any type of cross tabulation desired. The other output options such as varaiances, Sd, etc is also great for analyzing skewness.

Cons: My problem with SPSS s that it is not user friendly, many of times I find myself going through the various options that is available and finding cool features. The app should have an introductory video showing all functions

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Quality statistical reports with little effort.

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: With this software, the data analysis is quite simple, you just have to sort the data for your purposes, and with the features that the program has, you can get quality reports, for example, I love the ease with which I can generate tables and graphics.

Cons: Sometimes the program closes unexpectedly when working with large volumes of data, this should be a factor to improve.

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It is just the best statistical software ever

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Endless set of tool to process and analyze data, perfect graphics and tables, great compatibility with other software like Excel, very powerful, you can manage enormous quanitities of information without any limitation.

Cons: Any cons, this software is the best, it includes everything you need for analyze statistical information, since version one it had always been the best.

I use this within my research in the psychology department

Mar 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how efficient and thorough this software is. It easily links together data and has a very wide variety of statistical functions and analysis.

Cons: The only thing that is negative about this software is the fact of you need training to use it because there is so many minor statistical details one must be aware of.

Overall: I have used this in a variety of research studies.

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This statistical program is of great importance in my work because it allows me to handle a lot of

May 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It allows me to perform the statistical analysis of a large amount of data associated with multiple variables, which saves me valuable time for the delivery of results. Achievement to cross personal data, with clients and their needs to provide a better service. It is compatible with any operating system. And it generates fast graphic results.

Cons: It is a program that needs a prior induction so that the staff learns to use to its maximum capacity. Its graphics only serve me as a quick visualization, they should improve the output of this subproduct. It's a pretty expensive program

Overall: It is very important in the daily work development since it handles a large amount of data, which allow us to respond to important problems

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Great tool to carry out the best statistical analysis and obtain the best results

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Thanks to the design of the software, it allows you to handle large data and graphics, the software aims at the optimization of the processes according to their automation at the moment of entering the data. According to my experience, it is a great tool. Recommended

Cons: From my point of view, it is a fairly complete software and has been of great help for the efforts, but the prices are too high for low budget companies, at the time of acquiring it it will be of great help

Data analysis

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It gets the work done. Lots of free materials to learn and improve your spss skills, including hands on exercises and videos.

Cons: Although there are a lot of functions and features available, it takes time to learn and apply with trial and error. Sometimes, I will find other softwares are easier to use than spss in certain functions.

IBM SPSS Modeler

Nov 03, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use and intuitive

Cons: Not as much control over the ability to fine tune predictive models

Overall: I used IBM SPSS Modeler on a project with one of a clients, who is an insurance provider. The project was designed to identify potentially fraudulent claims for further analysis by internal investigators. I found the software to be robust and very user friendly. The software has an easy-to-use "drag and drop" user interface for importing datasets, merging datasets, sampling/filtering data, transforming data, running multiple predictive models, and evaluating model results. Even complex data flows are easy to work with and easy to modify. The modeling algorithms performed well, although there are some trade-offs between the ability to fine tune the models versus the high degree of ease-of-use. The models that I developed did identify fraudulent claims with a high level of accuracy. The model results are also easy to implement by running the results directly within the SPSS Modeler tool.

Recommendations to other buyers: Very robust data aggregation and predictive modeling tool

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If you're serious about statistical analysis, you'll have to use it but it's no fun.

Mar 31, 2018
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software will do every type of analysis you need to do. Once you master it, it can do some very impressive things.

Cons: Learning how to use it is just a painful process. Nothing is easy to use or accessible. It frequently crashes. The software is simply poorly designed. The makers have added to it year after year rather than scraping it and designing a new program.

Powerful analysis tool with a small learning curve when compared to other analysis software

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There is a huge variety of analyses this program can run, for the most part without having to learn complex coding. That means there is a bit of a learning curve as there are many options in the different menus but I've easily picked up these skills through support guides and videos. Analysis itself is quick, and I never have any technical issues with the latest version.

Cons: It can be difficult to catch errors and learn how to spot errors in analysis, but that becomes easier with time and familiarity with the product. Users should have basic statistical understanding or be able to learn as they go.

Overall: Able to quickly analyze a large social science dataset.

SPSS got me through graduate school!

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's layout makes sense, and there are so very many options!

Cons: The occasional glitch is really my only complaint!

Overall: SPSS makes so much sense to my brain. I used this program throughout graduate school, including use for data analysis while conducting original research. It is easy to use and works so well!

Recommendations to other buyers: I am not sure how it stands up to other programs, but my university exclusively used this one and for that I am grateful!

Clear and Innovative Program

Dec 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I used this tool in my undergraduate psychology research courses as well as in a research assistant position. I found it simple to use and helpful for clarifying data as well as predicting trends.

Cons: The software is not always the most intuitive. I would have appreciated more in-program support to use the software to its full capacity.

User friendly with each version offering more options

Dec 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly menu and tool bars that allow data analysis without knowledge of writing syntax. Easy to create tables and graphs in output.

Cons: Not all advanced analyses are supported by SPSS. Some features are add-on packages for an additional cost.

Overall: Ability to analyze data for research projects

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Excellent for any investigation, working the descriptive statistics and to build superior metrics

Feb 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software allows total control of the research, in the different phases for the different types of statistical studies (partial or censuses) . Allowing us to give an added value to research, to be able to make different types of predictive models from linear regression to being able to make representative samples according to the characteristics of the study population. Its power, simplicity and speed for descriptive statistics surpasses any other tool for statistical analysis.

Cons: The neural network section is not very simple. It becomes tedious every time the variables to be recoded must be modified

The best statistical analysis software.

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: SPSS allows me as a user to handle large amount of data from different variables to prepare my reports.

Cons: SPSS is not an easy to use software, and is also too expensive to acquire especially of individual users.

Overall: Easy analysis for variant data

SPSS is excellent for data management and basic analyses, but limited for advanced analyses.

Feb 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: The graphics are great and the ease of data management is great. It's a great tool to use for learning to work with data and do basic analyses.

Cons: The syntax is not as intuitive as other programs, and I find it very limited in options for conducting more advanced analyses.

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With this software I perform all the processes required in my statistical studies

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the software's ability to generate tables and graphics, I simply order my data, apply the correct commands and the program takes care of the rest.

Overall: It requires knowledge of the statistical area to use this software and make the most of it, but once it is mastered it can become a great tool.

Convenient tool for running statistical data in research.

Dec 01, 2017
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The greatest qualities of this software include its ability to handle large amounts of data and produce computerized statistical results required for later analytical interpreting.

Cons: The least helpful part about this software includes the tedious and confusing patterns in which different sets of data need to be inputted.

Overall: This is the only software I am aware of that can input and transform statistical data for research; however, progress must be made to improve the ease of use of this product.

My favorite statistics software. Much more intuitive than R or other freewares

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I really like that you don't have to use the Syntax but you can click your way through the analysis. This makes it easy for anyone!

Cons: It's a bit pricey and still missing some key features like parallel analysis. Extensions are quite hard to find online and install

It serves its purpose.

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The data analysis abilities. I like that I can run my analytics and take those analytics into programs like Tableau to create visualizations.

Cons: The design could be improved, especially on the cross-tabulation end. It just looks a bit dated when you run calculations.

SPSS provides a more robust tool than free options

Feb 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We have used SPSS over the last six months in order to better understand our trend data and make better decisions based on the results of these models. The tool itself requires a learning curve but overall is easier to learn after a few tutorials and user sessions.

Cons: The cost is pretty significant especially when compared to free, open source options that are being taught more broadly these days. SPSS is also very specific to certain areas of data need as opposed to other options that are more broad based approaches to analytics.

This software is easy to use. After data is imported the code book is there from the variable view.

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software is able to import data sets from the most common sources. This capability allows flexibility and inclusiveness of routine data sets.

Cons: The display could be brighter. The colors used in the tables are not very vivid which is a minor complaint.

SPSS rocks!

Dec 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Two ways for doing things: cliciking it out of windows or from syntax

Cons: It is complicated for beginers.

Overall: In Research SPSS is as basic as Office in regular life. I personally have been using it for 10 years and still find it best data processing/ statistical tool there is.

Get the work done

Feb 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the Multivariate analysis part of the software. It gives me what I need to get the work done.

Cons: The visualization part of the analysis should be better. There are not much choices to show results in graphs

SPSS is the GO-To software for research stats

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: Fairly comprehensive, fairly straighforward and intuitive, lots of online help, tutorials etc as it has been around for ever. So an overall work-horse.

Cons: It doesn't cover some things - Bayesian etc.

Utilitarian but useful

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The basic software stats package you'll learn as a beginner. Frustrating to code if you are not a coder. Reliable.

Cons: Pull down menues are not intuitive. Coding is not ideal for those of us who are not coders and want simple stats and tables.

It does its job but in a way that is clunky, not intuitive, and not very user-friendly.

Feb 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It gets the job done and has a lot of useful functions. It's accurate and it is a trusted statistical analysis software in my field.

Cons: Its interface is dated, and functions are hard to find and not intuitive. You need to know or learn how to specifically do things on SPSS. There is no real way to figure it out by yourself intuitively. Unfortunately, for my field, SPSS is the standard. Otherwise, I would have tried to switch long ago.

Overall: It does what I need it to do pretty reliably. It has a wide variety of functions and can perform a lot of different statistical analysis.

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This is But the best analysis software I have ever come across

Jul 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is quite ans easy statistics software to use with a long list of capabilities, in terms of the volume of data it can analyze, and a wide range of analysis methods.

Cons: The costs for acquiring the SPSS software is a too high especially if one is to acquire it as an individual for individual uses

Overall: A great tool for analyzing large volumes of data

It's the standard for a reason

Mar 09, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: SPSS is relatively easy to use and figure out once you know what you're doing. It leaves a history of every analysis you've run, so it's easy to look back and compare or use to figure out what you're doing wrong. SPSS is the first software I used for statistical analysis (I work in marketing), and I've yet to find another product I like better.

Cons: It can sometimes be difficult to navigate the different dialog boxes, and the explanation of WHY a test didn't work correctly can be lacking (especially for a beginner).

The Best Software for Statistical Analysis so Far

Jun 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I believe this is the best software for analyzing statistical data and has advanced features and functionalities. Most commonly used by social scientists.

Cons: requires training to use either by an expert or from books. involves coding and is not a begginers software. also the output both tables and graphs are not attractive at all and difficult to copy and paste to other applications like word.

Overall: I use this software for research purposes where statistical analysis is required. very useful software but for econometrics i have to choose other soft wares over it.

I've used SPSS in my courses as a grad student and as an undergrad.

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: SPSS is very easy to use; I like that you can choose whether to use the point-and-click interface or code.

Cons: SPSS is not as powerful as other statistical analysis software, and it is more difficult to customize.

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Truly amazing! All you want in one place

May 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: So many things but definitely the ability to create simple and easy maps to show my statistics is the thing I like the most.

Cons: The one thing that can improve in Spss is the the tables options they could be more dinamic so the outputs could be more stylish.

Overall: From simple statistics analysis to complex multivariate in one place.

I used SPSS throughout my college career as a tool for analyzing research project data

May 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: SPSS provided me with a wide array of tools to analyze all sorts of data. No matter what type of number-crunching I wanted to do, it had a way to handle it.

Cons: It seemed incredibly dated and far from being user friendly. Navigating through the cells and the menus always proved to be a challenge for me.

Overall: Enhanced ability to analyze research data.

Good for complicated statistics

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: You can use this software for complicated statistical analysis.

Cons: It can be difficult to use when generating the report.

Overall: I use SPSS to collect data and generate report with statistics information.

Great tool for statistical analysis

Jul 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I used SPSS to analyze data collected for my masters thesis because it was simple to use, and also because of it's popularity, which meant that I could ask for assistance from my peers or lecturers if I needed any

Cons: I cannot find any major drawbacks with SPSS because it was simple to use and manipulate once you did the data entry and were able to understand the workings of the application

Overall: Simple tool for data analysis and presentation

This software is an effective simple tool for learning and utilizing Quantitative statistics.

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I used this in my doctoral program extensively for a year. I think the best features of this program over others are the simple layout and design and the fact that the program just works like it should. There's nothing complicated in the program itself, and if your confused when entering data or any sort of statistical measurement you are testing, the book that comes with the software pretty much explains anything you need to know.

Overall: Easy to use, Cleanly designed statistical research tool. I used it primarily on MAC and had a few glitches here and there, but I think that had more to do with the age of the computer than the software itself.

I have been using it for my research projects. Running various test are easy, overall user friendly.

Jun 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Tests are easy to run its comes with instruction. Graphical user interface is very good. Since it is widely used by research community, it easy to find tutorial and YouTube videos online. It does not require the knowledge of coding. If you have understanding of econometrics you are good to go.

Cons: Sometimes graphs and charts don't look very professional. For that eviews might be a good choice. I personaly did not like the layout of tables in output.

Great for a social service worker

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I do research as well as a teacher and I love this program. It is fairly easy to run and export your data, and it gives you a nice output to add to presentations. It's a program that has been around awhile and that is a good thing

Cons: The only thing I can say is that it actually crashes on me a great deal. Sometimes I will open up the program only to have it crash everything I have open. This happens only sometimes.

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This statistical statistical program is excellent to see the behavior of the market

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has a capacity to work with large databases and a simple interface for most analyzes. I also use this program in other fields such as marketing.

Cons: This program consists of a series of modules that come separately, it would be better if all the modules came in a single package

Overall: The interesting thing is that this statistical computer program provides a series of data and it is used in the field of social sciences

SPSS is still the best software for beginners in statistics and research

Sep 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Although its not easy to learn, it is still far the most user friendly among other statistics software

Cons: 1. Hope that it can be made more easier to use
2. The software is quite costly even for academic usage

Overall: You become more adept in data science culture with simply using this software

Very easy to use

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: As someone who doesn't know much about the background of statistics, and isn't that great at learning new software, SPSS has been so easy to use. I feel comfortable with it and can easily teach it to students. It does what I need it to do.

Cons: I wish I could run SEM with it. I know you have to use AMOS to do that, but I wish it was all in the same package. I wish the output would automatically be in APA format.

In my previous job, I used SPSS a lot, used it for lecturer assessment by students analysis.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It was easy to code the questionnaire and was also pretty easy to make changes to the it. I liked it that there was one interface for coding and another for entering questionnaires and they synced.

Overall: Lots of benefit, so the responsible body was able to see where some lecturers needed improvements and were spoken to, so they could improve upon those areas. Those doing well from what the results showed were commemorated and encouraged to continue the good works.

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This is a special package for mathematical analysis. It is robust in design and easy to use by all.

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The variable view page is easy and simple to understand. Likewise the data and the output page is amazing. Exporting the analysis page is another icing on the cake of the software.

Cons: Considering a long list of analysis tools from the drop down icon, it may be scary for a novice or beginner.

Overall: It has opened my eyes to have a better understanding of both the likes and dislikes in the software applications that i use nearly on daily basis.

I used it when I was in school

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to learn and use for beginners. Analytical function for data is enough for basic analysis.

Cons: Higher analytical function should be better developed. like some complicated modeling or prediction methods.

Great tool!

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: SPSS offers a great number of features and functions, making it exceptionally versatile. There isn't much you cannot do with SPSS, as far as statistical analysis is concerned.

Cons: This system takes some time to learn, and its internal FAQ and Help tools are not as useful as they could be. Personally, I opted to take a short Coursera class on SPSS before getting started, which was much more useful.

Great software for analyzing obscure, specific, and/or complex data.

Jul 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The end result is what I like the most about this software. It takes the date that was input and creates an easy visual display of the results from this data.

Cons: I dislike this software's ease of use. It is actually pretty difficult to understand how to successfully maneuver certain tests and experiments intended for the data. It often requires a long list of different buttons and options you have to select before getting the results you want. I wish there were a simpler and faster way to execute these tests.

Overall: Great ends results produced from this software.

IBM statistical analysis software for surveys, modelling and general stats data handling

Dec 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Very good for market research.

Cons: Limited visuals of data.

Overall: In the past, I have used SPSS statistics for general analysis but have recently trialed both AMOS and STAfS with impressive results. Respectively these provide tools to specify, estimate, assess and present models; and analyze text or openly answered survey questions. In the future, I anticipate using this package to analyze our customer feedback data for core laboratory services.

Recommendations to other buyers: Very little specialist knowledge required to start using.

An excellent user-friendly software that is very effective for those learning statistics.

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the simplicity and user-friendliness of SPSS. It makes learning statistical analysis easier. I love that whenever I have questions, it's easy to find step-by-step guides on how to run specific tests within SPSS. I also really love the versatility of the graph functions.

Cons: SPSS has a lot of options on tools which can tend to be overwhelming for first time learners of statistics. However, if you only focus on the small subset of tools you need, it becomes significantly easier.

Overall: Makes statistical testing and analysis much simpler.

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Functional for what I need in my work.

May 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: With this software, after a workshop to learn how to use it, I feel satisfied with the ease with which I can make quality statistical reports. I love the speed with which it generated graphics and tables.

Cons: Without prior instruction it is a bit difficult to use, so I recommend a previous workshop to take advantage of the full potential of this software.

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Excellent data research product

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: ability to run big queries in a short timespan

Cons: it's hard to figure out where to find some features

Overall: Great, after doing some online research everything became easy to use

Used SPSS to analyse a large amount of data

Jun 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It was relatively quick to become knowledgeable of SPSS features. I have used it extensively with a client project.

Cons: The only thing I would like to see improve would be for the charts to be better visually and for tables to be copied easier to excel or word documents without coming with a "funny" format.

Great program to analyze data.

May 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's so simple and useful. It has many options to process and visualization data whatever work you want.

Cons: The only thing I dislike about this program is it can be slow for load the data and perform variable crossovers.

Overall: It helps the simple processing of data and offer many options for analysis. It is simple and useful.

If you cannot code in R, you will defintely appreciate SPSS

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: A lot of pre-build functions and statistical analysis that can be used without the programming knowledge. You can select from many fundamental statistical methods and you can use it for more advanced analysis, as well.

Cons: Relatively high price and sometimes you are limited by the software capabilities when running some analysis.

Psychology student necessity

Aug 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Really like this software, it's straightforward in terms of organization, visually appealing, and always get the job done.

Cons: I didn't really have any issues with this software.

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Big Data Cruncher

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It allows us to carry out simple statistical calculations, mode, variance and coefficient of variation in a fast and efficient way. Supports the correlation of large volume of data

Cons: Prediction of data analysis is not allowed. Its large volume of data that it handles can confuse new users.

SPSS base: indispensible for the researcher, but expensive for what you get

Jan 25, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have always worked with SPSS, which makes it software I can't live without. It has a lot of the basic functions you need for basic but also some advanced analyses. On the other hand some basic functions (I think of log regression as a basic for the researcher) are only available as extra (with extra costs). The syntax feels logical, and the graphs give you lots of freedom in making the graph as you want it. The only real downside of this software is the price, which will let you think about learning other research software instead of buying SPSS. I tried that option, but in the end I missed SPSS and now I'm happy to have it.

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The best statistical software I've tried so far

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the view of the variables, specifically by the way in which we, as users, can order the data according to the study that we are going to carry out

Cons: The system tends to be slow when working with a very heavy database, for this type of tasks a computer with enough RAM is required