Average Ratings

281 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 sports car product

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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2 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: SPSS is a feature rich product that has evolved to serve professional statisticians. It can do almost everything you could imagine. The new integration with R makes it even more capable. If you are trying to perform advanced modeling it can do it. It accepts data in most formats and can export data with ease.

Cons: Like a sports car, it is not easy. The menu system is not intuitive and options can be fussy. After years of working with it, I sometimes still end up searching for the test I want. The graphics are widely accepted in academic publications but are far behind those for the more commercial press. Tables often must be reworked to meet the standards necessary for any quality report.

The software comes in several flavors. This is great for saving money but often leaves people wanting features or tests only available in the next upgrade. Given the high cost of the software -- particularly for business customers -- an upgrade can be prohibitive.

Overall: I've used SPSS since it was only available on mainframe computers and so I am quite comfortable with the software. I can move data in and out of the system. I use SPSS for evaluation but always move to something else for visualization.

Helpful assistant to reveal the insight of the statistical data

Apr 03, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I have been using licensed version of IBM SPSS statistics for 2 years (nowadays SPSS 23). SPSS has the capability to handle any statistical data which are in the format of rows and columns. variable view of the SPSS provides user friendly platform to enter the survey data within a structured environment, so it makes data entries easier and faster without having errors in the format. it supports various other format of statistical data such as excel, dbf, csv etc., and also can directly import from another database such as MS Access and postgre sql.

Contains all the required tools to maintain statistical and string data (merge, split, query, re code, compare, etc.) thus it recommended for statistical data management and analysis.

Integration of python and script platform provides the path for automate the repetitive tasks and support complex statistical functions. my favourable feature of this product (SPSS 23) is the integration of the Geo spatial association rules which has the ability to reveal spatial pattern and predication from the spatial data attributes.

Cons: It is a commercial product, so it would cost reasonable amount to purchase. there are some issues happening during the database integration with other databases. standard of the user help forums has to be enhanced to get most of the usage out of the software.

Overall: Great software to enhance the productivity of the statistical data. providing various tools and functions to reveal the insights of any statistical data.

Criminologist's best friend

Apr 04, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The SPSS is part of the training of any criminologist interested in studying the criminal phenomenon. It is a complete program that allows any statistical analysis to help generate tables, graphs, and perform statistical tests that allow variables to be associated. It is very easy to use and has a very nice interface. Each new version incorporates interesting elements that allow the analysis to be extended, even with qualitative data. I use it very often in research and to present information of statistical relevance. It is the best statistical package for the social sciences. Of course it is used by many scientific disciplines such as sociology and psychology.

Cons: It may seem expensive at first, but the benefits are numerous, and it is worth investing in it. Of the rest I have nothing negative to say.

Overall: The SPSS has been part of my training as a professional, and later I have used it very often in the development of my theses to obtain higher academic degrees. In my profession, it is very useful to process statistical information that helps to make appropriate decisions regarding public policy. So he's my best friend as a criminologist.

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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
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

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

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
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 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
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

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.

SPSS for digital mental health research

Nov 22, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: SPSS Is the milestone of our data analysis pipeline. The software has been increasingly more user friendly release after release, the graphical interface is more intuitive, and the customization options have improved. SPSS syntax is easy to learn, implement, and teach to students in the lab.

Cons: Some advanced statistical functions require syntax that isn't available through the menu options. I find myself sending syntax to colleagues and students in order to accelerate collaborative analytical projects

Overall: I am the Principal Investigator of a NIMH funded study that aims to test the efficacy of digital platforms in delivering cognitive training software to people with psychotic illnesses. Our serves store enormous amounts of data and we leverage the processing ability of SPSS to customize multiple data analysis pipelines. I've used SPSS for almost 10 years now and I must admit that it continues to represent an indispensable tool in my research.

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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.

Industry standard for psychological research

Jan 24, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: SPSS is powerful yet straightforward to use. It covers a wide array of statistical analyses and data transformations - functions like automatic recoding of variables or restructuring of datasets can be great time savers. The SPSS syntax is also fairly intuitive, with a low barrier to entry for anyone with basic coding experience. The fact that syntax is automatically generated when using the point-and-click interface is extremely helpful for getting started with creating your own scripts, making future analyses even more efficient.

Cons: The graphing function is serviceable, but not pretty. Tweaking graphs to look decent can be time-consuming and frustrating, and some options are simply not available (for example, showing all data points overlaid on a bar graph of means). There are also some statistical tests not available via the point-and-click interface; you have to know the proper syntax to run them. Lastly, there is of course the price tag - I am able to get access through my university, but I'm not sure it would be worth the cost if I were paying out of pocket.

Overall: Definitely the standard statistical package in my field (psychology research), and for good reason. SPSS is a data workhorse.

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Wonderful Analytics tool !

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

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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The Magnificent software for statistical data analysis and reporting :IBM SPSS

Jun 11, 2019
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: I prefer IBM SPSS to any other software product because with IBM SPSS I have all the statistical data analysis techniques integrated into one component.

The IBM SPSS is capable of manipulating almost all statistical problems including the recent advance statistics.

This is the most accurate statistical analysis tool that provides accurate information such as correlation analysis to individuals or larger organizations for managerial purposes or future planning.

Cons: This software product requires some level of experience and is somehow laborious to use at first.

The overall implementation and maintenance cost is a bit costly, but once it fits in it proves to be advantageous.

Overall: I actually find IBM SPSS to be the very best software solution for statistical analysis based on my own personal experience. It has helped me to accomplish much research works by providing me with accurate and quality results within a very short period of time than manually generating all those sorts of techniques like ANOVA, regression, Descriptive statistics and so on.

I find it ideal to work with this software solution and I urge other statisticians and researchers to try out this excellent software because this is something that you can not afford to miss.

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The best Statistical Software for Social Sciences

Apr 29, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: After a quick cleanup of data with other software, SPSS can import data from multiple file types, and create any variables we desire. It's easy to make quick analysis, deep correlations, rescale variables, create regressions, everything you need to analyze data a create impact research.

Cons: A little information about the software is needed. It's very intuitive, but because it offers many tools (correlation, regression, ...), if you just need a quick analysis (median, mode, and average kind of things) it's not the simplest software. But for those who really need data analysis, it simplifies and accelerates analysis.

Overall: Without this software, writing articles would be more time-consuming. Data analysis is much easier with SPSS, even if you don't organize your database earlier.

More Intuitive than Other Statistical Packages, If Less Robust

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I've worked with several statistical analysis packages during my time as a health researcher. By far, the one I'm most fond of is SPSS. Its user interface in its latest versions is truly a thing of beauty. Instead of having to learn a new programming language, I can easily work through drop-down menus to perform all the analyses I need. The program is compatible with .csv and .xls files, meaning I can easily dump data into the program, and even edit/clean it within SPSS (though I'd recommend putting clean data in, instead of relying on SPSS to do it - the program can be a little clunky in this department.) For quick and simple data analysis, I recommend SPSS to anyone.

Cons: Some other data analysis packages are free, whereas SPSS comes at a price. It's not anywhere near as steep as some other, similar statistical software, but it is not free. Furthermore, simplicity and user-friendliness comes as a trade-off with functionality. Some of the more nuanced analyses that could be performed in other programs, using more sophisticated programming language, cannot be (or cannot easily be) performed in SPSS.

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An excellent solution for data management and information matrices.

Apr 11, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: In my profession the collection and processing of data represents a supreme importance, a social worker practically lives of interpreting the data that he collects in reality, to impel strategies and solutions to the problems of the collectivity will depend directly on the quality of the radiography that one manages to take of the group with which one works, SPSS is a tool that taxes to this end, since not only it allows us to process the obtained data but also it offers us an incredible variety of statistical analysis that facilitates the task to us of being social workers.

Cons: Nothing to object to, a wonderful tool, a fundamental part of my work for a long time

SPSS still the one after all these years

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using SPSS since 1981 and it is still my go to statistical software as I have progresses from a graduate student to a full professor. Ease of use. Verified and reliable calculations. The SPSS paste function allows users to work in a GUI environment but also permits users to write syntax that can then be reused and modified providing a record of data transformations and statistical procedures.

Cons: The wide range of packages and difficulty in telling what procedures are available in specific packages. Merging files has become unduly complicated.

Overall: Academic computing in the social sciences - SPSS is particularly strong in data management.

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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
Features & Functionality

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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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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2 / 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.

Data analysis tool for professionals

Dec 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: SPSS is a versatile data analysis tool with a wide range of statistical analysis tools. One can carry out simple descriptive analysis as well as pre-process/clean, visualise and model data using GUI as well as code. The interface of SPSS makes it easier to learn as compared to SAS. Data management capabilities of SPSS are a big plus.

Cons: SPSS does not have any major drawbacks other than its price tag. R as a competitor is free and open source. I also found SPSS coding to be less intuitive and graphs/plots rendered to be less 'attractive' than some other analysis packages available.

Overall: I learnt SPSS as a part of a university course on time series analysis. The interface is easy to use while the coding required some computing knowledge. However, I have been using SPSS in the workplace to carry out inferential and descriptive analysis without any major glitches. It is more powerful than Excel in handling large and multiple data sources but a bit limited in functionality when compared to SAS or R.

High performing and user friendly statistical software

Dec 29, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I liked how IBM SPSS allowed me to perform data analysis on large databases of data. I work in trading, where there are lots of numbers to crunch, different sources of data to manage, and scalability/performance is critical. It generates intuitive simple reports for our traders to view and trade with.

Cons: Compared to Python and R, which are common data analysis languages with lots of library support, SPSS definitely has less features. However, this isn't necessarily a downside since traders are typically less technical, and this is simple to use for them.

Top statistic software

Oct 24, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: This is the top statistic software in the universal educational institute and professional consulting firms I believe. It contains almost every statistics functions and models inside, by simply clicking the methods you want you use, you will generate results with a second. The three independent windows help you distinguish the data area, code area, and output area.

Cons: The copy paste function in the output area sometimes ramble and messed up if you want to move your output to other sources. This can be upgrade in the later version of spss for sure.

Statistical Analysis + In-depth Interpretation, perfect for academia and journal writing

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It's great that IBM has developed this product to help everyone in need of statistical analysis. I am part of a scientific research team here in the Philippines and SPSS has been very helpful in our data analysis. Mostly we cover around 10-15 data sets a day involving corals and invertebrates with various statistical methods, but with SPSS, we finish most of it in two days. Great tool for research and can definitely help in journal publishing.

Cons: For beginners, it may seem quite complicated but they will get a hang of it when they start. The should be careful how to apply stat methods though, it can be hard to edit them. But overall, highly recommend. No other statistical software does it like SPSS.

Overall: SPSS mainly solves our statistical analysis issues by providing a platform for every stat method there is with an option to create data clusters that are easier to understand and interpret. Very handy in the scientific academe.

The most dependable data analysis software

Apr 20, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love SPSS. I know that most in social science learn the basic amalyses using SPSS but the reason is really because of its dependability. I know that I can always find answers on the customer service forum if I need help.

Cons: My least favorite thing is that is not very intuitive. It takes some time to get use to the different possibilities of using SPSS. It would be helpful if there were some daily tips.

Overall: Overall I use the software frequently and have never had issues. I also know that the open forum and customer service is great for getting your problems solved.

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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
Value for Money

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

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Statistical Analysis Made Easy

Apr 11, 2019
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: When you have huge volumes of data to analyze, SPSS is the way to go. Whether you are a statistician by trade or doctoral candidate just trying look at dissertation data, SPSS is very simple to use. Definitely great for deep diving into research and really pulling to accurate data for presentation.

Cons: The very basic version of the software has a minimal cost. However, as you purchase add-ons to customize it to your needs, it can become really expensive really fast especially for large organizations.

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The Mother of all data analysis softwares

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Works best with both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. It also accepts data from other formats such as .xls. The software offers a comprehensive report on the data analysed making the work of the analyst very easy.

Cons: SPSS keeps on releasing a newer version frequently, which renders the other versions out-dated. The support should think about introducing updates rather than newer versions.

Overall: Excellent data analysis software, it is easy to use, fast and efficient. Works impromptu even when analyzing huge sets of data.

Useful but not easy to learn

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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3 / 5
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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.

Wide functionality and user friendly

Jun 04, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: In the past year or so, I've delved into using syntax for my transformations and common analyses. Oh man, it is a game changer. You can do so much more with SPSS once you learn a little syntax. I still have a lot to learn, but this has changed how I do a lot of my work and cut my work load significantly. Also, if you do not know the syntax, you can use the drop-down menu way of doing things and instead of completing the action, you can 'paste' the syntax which helps you learn.

Cons: I think there are some limited capabilities that they have put into different paid packages, which I get but I am limited in my ability to purchase those.

Overall: Luckily, work pays for my SPSS license, so it is clearly worth the money for me (free). However, I am so used to this software it's hard to imagine anything else. I love it's user interface and the ability to do more with syntax.

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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
Ease of Use

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 mercedes for data analytics

Jul 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: - easy to handle

- ready to use set of analysis

- all data formats can be imported and worked with

- large sets of data- structured and unstructured can be handled

Cons: - interface gets better

- not the sexiest form of output

Overall: helps understanding business cases and hidden correlations

helpful for pedicting cases and szenarios

leads to better business decisions within minimum of efforts

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A dependable data analysis software

Sep 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I am involved with data often, and making use of data analysis softwares are a big deal for me, what i love most about SPSS is its ability and ease to generate statistical charts, graphs, analysis easily and accurately.

When i have to perform bulk data analysis, SPSS delivers without using additional softwares.

SPSS software interface simply offers data spreadsheet to input data, organise the data and reports the result with a data analysis output, which can be easily interpreted.

Also the software makes do of the inputed data and performs the required task. Its just simply the best for me i must say.

Cons: Some of the shortfalls of using SPSS software for data analysis is simply the poor output of data visualization which is not too interactive.

I can say the software is great for data analysis but simply output presentation especially presenting to clients has to be done with another software. Also it might take time to get used to the SPSS interface.

Overall: Overall experience with SPSS is great, the ease to work and analyze different data, also side by side comparisons and interpretations are simply great.

fantastic tool for predictive modeling and analysis

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: this is a comprehensive tool that can be integrated into the analytical environment of an organization to take analytics to the next level - i.e., predictive modelling and analysis. what if scenarios and data models can be run fairly easily.

Cons: would love for graphical interfaces to be more flexible - at this time it is rigid from an interface standpoint and hence the user needs to be really well versed to navigate the tool

Easy-to-use statistical software

May 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I love that this software, unlike other popular statistical packages, is very easy to use. I love that you can code or use dropdown menus to run complex data analysis. There are widely available tutorials that make it so simple to run all types of regressions and analyses. Also the graphics editing is very intuitive.

Cons: The price of this software is fairly high compared to others that are available for statistical analyses. However, with how much I use this software I think it is worth the price.

Overall: My overall experience has been really fantastic using SPSS, it is powerful enough for very large datasets and all of the analyses I need to conduct, and it is so easy to use. It is much easier to run analyses, create custom, publishable tables, and to create customized graphs. It is always my preferred statistical analysis package.

Analyse your dissertation data with spss

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: it helped me analyse my survey data when l was writing up my dissertation. its simpler that other statistical tools

I could import and export data easily from excel to spss

l managed to analyse descriptive data and do regressions using a YouTube tutorial.

data analysis doesn't take forever, its quick

it allowed me to edit, when doing school work one always makes errors, and with spss you can redo as many times as you need to.

for basic data interpretetion and analysis spss is the good to go

Cons: its difficult to use, alone you cant unless maybe you are a math and stats guru

sadly it doesn't copy and paste tables and charts neatly to Microsoft word, l had to type again if l wanted the analyse data to be on my word documents and that is a lot of work.

Overall: Hard to use, but it gets the job done, and you get your results which are reliable and well tabulated.

THE software for statistical analysis

May 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

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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The best tool avaliable

Aug 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Theres plenty of things that i like about spss but the mains ones are the easy and friendly interface and all the tools to process and make statistical analysis.

Cons: Well there aren't many things that i like the least about SPSS but i have to mention that the syntaxes are to big, that something that can improve.

Overall: SPSS has same my life many times and i truly love working with it.

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

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

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.

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research experience to perform basic and projection statistical calculations

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

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

SPSS as a statistics tool

Jan 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: -Easy to use and to learn

-Help guide very well developed

-My university had the license, so it is the main statistics software used for all the data analysis

Cons: -I don´t have a negative point to highlight, maybe the necessity to improve the PCA, MFA, etc analysis. In the consumer field that type of analysis are crucial and it is a gap in this software

Simply the best for statistical analysis

Apr 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Huge list of statistical tests available. Ability to enter data in multiple formats. Ability to make charts easily.

Cons: Steep initial learning curve requires some training before getting started but luckily there are a lot of tutorials online.

Overall: I have been using SPSS for 3 years now for collating and analyzing data from my medical research. I have used it for various simple tests like mean / standard deviation and also complex analysis such as t-tests and MWU tests. After the initial learning curve, I learned how to quickly and easily perform the aforementioned tests and was able to quickly produce charts and graphs for my thesis. At university level, other tools simply lack the functionality required. I have found SPSS to have more features than I will probably ever use and so I would wholeheartedly recommend it.

Fantastic GUI Statistical Program but Lacking Some Important Features

Nov 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use SPSS. I try to use it to teach statistics whenever possible because almost everything can be done through point-and-click options, which makes it a lot easier for students to work through than syntax-based programs. I also like how more recent version have updated the output to look more professional. Version 25 also now has Bayesian options and options to do bootstrapped confidence intervals for most analyses, which is a huge improvement over prior versions.

Cons: There are some features that are surprisingly missing. For instance, you cannot get Cohen's D - one of the most common effect sizes one would report - from the program in any way.

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

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

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
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

SPSS

Oct 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: SPSS is a very powerful tools we use it for all our data analysis and it is compatible with most of the software

Cons: Arabic language is not compatible with the other software, when I open SPSS data file with Arabic language on desktop reporter the Arabic is appearing as garbage letters

Great tool for beginners!

Jun 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: SPSS is known for easy usage and user-friendly click-and-drag interface. It covers most univariate analyses methods, multivariate, and what's great is that recent version include bayesian!

Cons: Its syntax function can be quite inflexible at times, but overall not a huge problem!

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The only software you'll ever need for data analysis

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

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

SPSS by IBM

Dec 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: - IBM SPSS has helped me a lot during my diploma financial degrees. I don't think I would have able to

Complete my projects without SPSS software.

- Thanks to this software I was able to elaborate a large number of data into one page and in one document.

- It is tremendously useful when you have a large no of data and you can't use excel to arrange that.

- It is a very professional software.

- But it is the kind of investment you will notice increased productivity and employees will also be able to save time because work will get done faster comparatively.

Cons: - The biggest disadvantage of this product is that it is not easy to use. It is not like you installed it and started working on it and it will be handy in a few hours.

- You must be familiar with the software first. You have to get training from someone you have used SPSS for years.

- You will find it a bit complicated to use it at the start.

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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
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

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.

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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
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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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.