Average Ratings

233 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
Features & Functionality

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.

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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!

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.

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
Customer Support

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
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

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
Ease of Use

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.

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Powerful program to perform statistical analysis with complex data.

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

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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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
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

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
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

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A dependable data analysis software

Sep 12, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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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
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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

THE software for statistical analysis

May 22, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

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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The best tool avaliable

Aug 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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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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research experience to perform basic and projection statistical calculations

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

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.

SPSS as a statistics tool

Jan 15, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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

Fantastic GUI Statistical Program but Lacking Some Important Features

Nov 14, 2018
4/5
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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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

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
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

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
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
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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

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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
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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

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
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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.

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

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

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

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

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

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

Good Data Analysis Tool

Sep 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: While not the best data analysis tool in its class, SPSS is still one of the top players and more well known and used services. Pulling data and generating graphs and reports is pretty simple and effective. The layout and user interface is well made as well and many features are available for different algorithms and models.

Cons: SPSS gets pretty slow when dealing with what we call 'big data', which is kind of disappointing compared to some of its competitors.

Overall: Overall, SPSS is still a widely used tool, and so I'd definitely recommend data and statistics students to get familiar with it.

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

Jun 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

The go-to program for statistical processing

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: This program has been a standard and knowing how to work with it was a must-have skill in my group. It has the capability to easily handle very large data sets without any problem and tends to be pretty user-friendly once you get the hang of it.

Cons: It can be a long learning curve to jumping in and starting to use it. It would be nice to see more tutorials available directly integrated into the program to help newer folks out along the way. Aside from this, it is quite expensive, and we've typically found ourselves still needing to export into another program for cross tabulation and clean data visualization- would love to do it all via SPSS and for a reasonable price that is more affordable for smaller companies.

Great stats software for beginners

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.

Impressive features...if you know how to use them

Jan 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: There are boundless features available on SPSS--you can complete really, really sophisticated calculations and statistical analyses with this software. The interface is much more user-friendly as they continue to come out with upgrades and builds. The Help pages are really impressive, too.

Cons: Don't expect to get very far with this software if you don't have a strong stats knowledge. You really need to know what test you want to run and why that is the appropriate test before you should use this software. Not exactly a stats software for beginners.

Not bad, but not the best

Oct 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: Probably the easiest software to start doing heavy sampling and statistical analysis (logistic regression, chi-sq).

Cons: I wouldn't say this is the best software for handling messy data, or data with unconventional structures. If you need to manipulate your data before analysis, you should take a look at SAS, R, or Python.

Overall: I have used this software for stratified sampling, multiple regression analysis, and other statistical analyses. It is great at those tasks. I did find myself exporting results and creating visualizations in more familiar products such as Excel though.

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

Feb 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

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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The Best Statistical Program for Investigations in Health Sciences

Nov 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The complete features, the simple interface, the transposing features perfectly integrated with Microsoft Excel. It's easy to explore, and with basic knowledge about statistical protocols, It's easy to make big statistical analysis.

Cons: Integration with excel and export of data could be improved.

Overall: I use excel on my scientific articles, but only to order data. Everything else, SPSS is the best choice! Every correlation seams a ride in the park, and with SPSS, I don't need to be a mathematical expert to deliver complete reports of any statistical analisys I need. Best choice without any question.

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Multi-Functional Data Analysis Application

Jul 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

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

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

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.