SPSS

ibm spss logoThough most of its advancements over the past decade or two have been geared toward corporate and marketing interests and needs, SPSS is still widely used for social science research as well as other disciplines.  Its greatest asset, and one might argue its primary strength relative to the other general purpose packages, is a user interface that makes it easy to perform analyses, some even quite complex (though most major stat packages have some graphical user interface these days).

Due to its popularity, you'll find many guides and resources directing you on use of SPSS.  We've included some helpful resources below.

How to get SPSS

Computer Labs

SPSS is available in various Student Computer Labs on campus as well as through our virtual remote software offering.

University-Owned Machines

Request SPSS by contacting your college or departmental IT support group.

Home-Use Licenses

To request a SPSS home-use license, please visit the License Portal.

How to use SPSS

SPSS short course
SPSS Content Documentation (User manuals in pdf).
SPSS Inc.: IBM's primary SPSS website
SPSS Statistics System Requirements.
Archives of SPSSX-L Discussion - SPSS Listserv. Discusses programming, statistics and analysis.
Macros, Scripts and more: note that there is no formal testing of these, not that they haven't been in some fashion, just that you use at your own risk.
SPSS Log: A blog regarding SPSS
LinkedIn Learning also has a few tutorial videos available: