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IBM SPSS Statistics

IBM SPSS Statistics

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SPSS Statistics review by Paige S.
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"We use it to analyze trends between data sets"

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SPSS Statistics review by LINA MARIA V.
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"A very professional way to build and manage databases"

What do you like best?

An incredible software that came to revolutionize the use of statistics. In my area of work is one of the software that I use more since I can take databases of chemical elements and analyze them with multiple statistical variables. Besides this I can take databases of other software and convert them into IBM SPSS format and thus work better with them. And one of the benefits that I use the most is that I can filter and modify variables according to my immediate needs, in general it is a quite versatile software that fits my daily needs at work.

What do you dislike?

One of the problems I encounter with this software and which I went through at the beginning is that it is quite complicated to use. You have to have knowledge in the area of computer science to freely manage this software. I had to take an intensive course to use this software to the full, however, is the best I could do since the software is quite complete.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IBM SPSS Statistic I recommend it to any company that requires for its growth a data analysis software, since it is quite functional and I dare to say that it is the best software in the market in the management and analysis of databases and creation of variables and other statistical methods. Do not hesitate to acquire this software and you will immediately notice the increase in performance among your employees.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Without a doubt, I dare say that this software is one of the best acquisitions we have been able to make in our working environment, since it has greatly simplified the analysis of the different chemical factors coming from our investigations. It is a high quality and very functional software.

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SPSS Statistics review by FRANCO P.
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"Statistics program for the application of data analysis for decision making. "

What do you like best?

Easy to use program that allows the application of descriptive and inferential statistics. I like the way you organize the databases and the way you use the variables for the application of the tools. I really like the application of multiple linear regression analysis to evaluate the behavior of dependent and independent variables, since it provides an easy and simple report of results for decision making. I think the interface is very nice and easy to use because each icon can be easily located. It is easy to work with databases because it has some similarity with popular programs such as Microsoft Excel, internationally recognized.

What do you dislike?

I do not like the quality of the graphics, they should improve the presentation, the colors and the design of the results report. I think they should work on the design of new ones or on the updating of work tools that allow offering the possibility of showing professional quality graphics for decision making, given that IBM SPSS statistics offer very simple and not very innovative graphics. The results reports offered by the IBM statistics are appropriate, but the presentation is bad, therefore, you should look for ways to improve the quality of the presentation of the results. Reports should have more colors, better organized, more creative and innovative to capture the user's attention.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would say it is an easy to use program, it has the tools for the application of statistical analysis at the management level for decision making, but if you want better quality graphics that locate another program. Ideal for the systematization of data because it offers the possibility of working optimally with many dependent and independent variables. It has excellent tools for the application of inferential statistics that can encourage organizations to make decisions that motivate the growth of the organization. It is always important to establish the data analysis that the company needs to perform, at what time and the quality of the presentation, and then select the program that has the tools that best adapt to the requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SPSS is a program that I use for the application of descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze and evaluate data for decision making and process research. Currently I use it to apply multiple linear regression analysis in order to study, analyze and evaluate the behavior of the value of movable and immovable property, and emblematic constructions. being an excellent work tool that gives us the possibility to specify data for the decisions of the organization in a timely manner. It is used continuously for the application of descriptive statistics, bone, to calculate the average, the average, the median, the standard deviation, the variance, etc., of various work topics for decision making. I have improved the response times because we make better decisions.

SPSS Statistics review by Miguel R.
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"Review de SPSS"

What do you like best?

SPSS es un buen software estadístico para todas sus necesidades analíticas básicas. Debo recalcar sólo estadísticos básicos. El editor de datos es una de las características favoritas de SPSS. El diseño también es fácil de usar y directo. Es bueno para las personas que se inician al software estadístico por su extrema facilidad de uso de forma visual sin sintax (aunque también puedes utilizarla). En la versión 25 han inclúido análisis Bayesianos (aunque bastante limitados), lo cual ha sido un acierto excelente por su extrema facilidad de aplicación.

What do you dislike?

La limitación fundamental es la limitada flexibilidad a la hora de realizar análisis estadísticos complejos. Softwares como R o Sttata o SAS son más útiles en este sentido. Otra limitación es que es bastante caro para lo que ofrece.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SPSS es un programa muy fácil de usar y es perfecto para principiantes que comienzan en análisis estadísticos. Más adelante, no obstante, recomendaría moverse hacia otros programas estadísticos más complejos como Stata, Mplus o R (estos dos últimos son los que más recomiendo).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Utilizo SPSS para analizar datos de encuestas cualitativas que tienen como objetivo responder preguntas de investigación orientadas a la salud social y conductual.

SPSS Statistics review by Sinjini M.
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"SPSS Statistics for Analytics"

What do you like best?

The vast range of statistical functions to do data analyses and modeling, to pre-process and clean data, and to visualize data. The simplicity and ease of use make SPSS Statistics very convenient to conduct research, including for students. You can not only perform simple analysis like descriptive statistics, ANOVA and linear regression, but also advanced data mining using logistic regression, trees, generalized additive models, etc.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much really. The only thing will be the ability to read in more types of data and in different formats for more flexibility. I typically use Excel data files in SPSS (which are later converted to .sav formats). Another problem that I have been facing recently (not sure if it's a Macbook issue) is that I am unable to cut & paste tables and graphs directly from the SPSS output into a Word file. I used to be able to do this and this helped a lot by saving time; however, I have been unable to do this recently. So, it has been a little cumbersome to take screenshots and insert them into files. If this feature can be improved, I think the usability of the product will increase significantly more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use tool for statistical and data analysis. Students love it and definitely the first go-to statistical analysis tool for modeling, inference and visualization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly to conduct research by performing analysis, inference and modeling. I also use it in classes, so students use it too for their assignments, exams and projects. The primary benefit is the ease of use and the fact that the results are displayed in a very meaningful way for easy interpretation.

SPSS Statistics review by Rochelle C. F.
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"SPSS is a user-friendly data analytics software"

What do you like best?

I like that SPSS is user-friendly, you can show other users how to do basic data management and analysis using the dropdowns or with code. I find that users more easily understand SPSS than SAS at first.

What do you dislike?

SPSS isn't as powerful as SAS for data management from my experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a user-friendly data management and analyses tool, SPSS is one to consider. It allows users to utilize drop-down menus and produce reports/graphics with their data. SPSS allows the user to see their data and make corrections to it within the software. It is more user-friendly, but less powerful than SAS. If your employees are looking for something they can begin using right away without a significant amount of training, this is a great tool. The reports it produces are also more appealing than other data software currently available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IBM SPSS Statistics is a great tool for users to be able to conduct basic statistical analyses without knowing significant amounts of programming/coding language like SAS. I find it aligns more with SAS enterprise guide because users can 'point-and-click' to conduct different tasks.

SPSS Statistics review by Michelle D.
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"Overall a really solid statistics package"

What do you like best?

SPSS has an easy point-and-click interface, making data analysis relatively straightforward. Another benefit is the huge community. If you ever have a problem, there are tons of resources available. SPSS doesn't require a ton of coding experience, like some other options such as R.

What do you dislike?

SPSS doesn't have a ton of detailed description for all of the functions it offers. It can be easy to run a test that isn't the best option for your data source. There are, however, vast outside sources online that can be a huge help. Also, SPSS isn't quite as versatile as an open-source option like R.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to do solid up-front training. It will be much easier than trying to go back and retroactively learn as you go. Also, as with any statistical software, a mathematical understanding of statistics is key to really making the best of the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in a research-related field and we use SPSS to ensure that we are only reporting statistically significant figures.

SPSS Statistics review by Isabel H.
Isabel H.
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"La evidencia estadistica en un rapido procesamiento"

What do you like best?

Lo que mas me gusta del programa es que se puede trabajar de forma amena y muy sencilla la parte de los modelos de regresión lineal, permitiendote construir el mismo utilizando previamente sus funciones de correlaciones estadisticas. Una vez obtenido el modelo, te pemite ver la bondad de ajuste del mismo a traves de test como el de R cuadrado ajustado y que tan ajustable es el modelo al fenomeno representado.

What do you dislike?

A pesar del poder del programa, las tablas de los test de estadistica no parametrica para analizar datos de tipo cualitativo, son extremadamente tediosas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si lo que deseas es representar fenomenos desde el modelado matematico, es muy sencillo la carga del archivo de datos y poder crear distintos modelos y ver el que mejor se ajusta a tu descripción

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nos permite predecir valores e inferir sobre fenomenos estudiados en el corto y mediano plazo, que por razones de tiempo y costo no se pueden obtener, aumentando nuestra precisión.

SPSS Statistics review by Jhon  B.
Jhon B.
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"El control de la ciencia estadistica para estudio de fenomenos sociales "

What do you like best?

El software permite un control total de la organización, para las distintas fases para los diferentes tipos de estudios estadísticos, tanto los exhaustivos (censos), como investigaciones por muestreo. Permitiéndote dar un valor agregado a las investigaciones, al poder hacer distintos tipos de modelos predictivos, desde la regresión lineal hasta poder hacer muestras representativas según características de la población de estudio. Su potencia, sencillez y rapidez para las estadísticas descriptivas supera a cualquier otra herramienta para análisis estadístico.

What do you dislike?

la sección de analisis / redes neuronales no es muy amigable. Se hace tediosa cada vez que se debe modificar las variables a recodificar

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si trabajas con estadisticas descriptivas, muestras, control de calidad estadisitico y hasta te animas a ingresar en el mundo de la inteligencia artificial (modelo de redes neuronales), es la aplicación correcta para agregar valores y soportes cientifico a la calidad de tus trabajos e investigaciones.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

El procesar de forma rapida, grandes cantidades de datos, empalmando series estadisticas provenientes de distintos organismos, logrando un valor agregado al reconstruir series historicas estadisticas, permitiendo trabajar modelados, predicciones y simulaciones para comportamientos futuros de dichos fenomenos.

SPSS Statistics review by Emerita G.
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" excelente paquete estadístico, amigable y su contenido cubre los modelos estadístico mas usados "

What do you like best?

La agrupación de contenidos en tres grandes áreas a saber: Estadística básica, univariante y bivariante: la Estadística Multivariante y Modelos especiales . Aplica los modelos a datos y situaciones reales e interpreta los resultados obtenidos en las aplicaciones pueden utilizarse múltiples modelos para analizar datos cuantitativos o cualitativos, las salidas y representación de los datos es simple e intuitiva, personas con conocimientos básicos de estadística puede utilizar el programa y obtener muy buenos resultados.

What do you dislike?

Como tiene capacidad para trabajar con grandes bases de datos y un interfaces para la mayoría de análisis, los informes de resultados se elaboran con mucha información, lo que permite distraer al usuario, puede ser que el usuario se pierda debido a la gran cantidad de información que se genera, ademas de ello debe tenerse cuidado con la aplicación de los métodos, dado que alguno se utilizan para casos específicos, por ejemplo el manejo de datos cualitativos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Deben tener en cuenta que se encuentran frente a una de las herramientas más poderosas para el análisis de datos estadísticos, y por otra parte también, ante la más simple e intuitiva, el procesamiento de la información, las salidas de datos y los gráficos, producen análisis sencillos, que con conocimientos básicos de estadística cualquier profesional o estudiante puede interpretar.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Análisis e interpretación de casos sociales, con la aplicación multivariable , clister análisis y un sin fin de análisis tanto para trabajos particulares, como para desarrollo académico.

SPSS Statistics review by Kelsey S.
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"Not as adaptable as some of the new statistic software, but a stable in the field"

What do you like best?

Generally, everyone used or has used SPSS, so it is easy to communicate your analyses across lab groups, universities, etc. As such, it is relatively simple to find help/support online from other users on how to run different sorts of analyses online.

What do you dislike?

There are many statistical analysis programs on the market these days. SPSS is still a paid program, not open-source like R, for example. It also is rather buggy--the GUI works just fine, but the Syntax (code for programming analyses) not so uncommonly will not work for no reason at all. Only retyping the problem section will fix this issue. If you prefer using code for analyses, SPSS is less intuitive and more difficult than other programs. The graphs and plots generated directly from SPSS are actually quite awful and need to be redone in another program before they can be used in any reasonable publication or presentation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a long-standing stable in the field, we teach this in classes to all our undergraduates. It's a great starter program for analyses because of the easy to use GUI.

SPSS Statistics review by Dave W.
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"Easy to use once you learn the idiosyncrasies"

What do you like best?

Nice graphical interface and a fair number of analyses available. The spreadsheet-like data manager is nice to work with for those familiar with Excel etc.. Has the ability to program additional analyses if you've got the chops to do so.

What do you dislike?

Has a fair number of funny little idiosyncrasies, including the variable naming conventions, analytical procedures that aren't always easy to find, and minimal graph building options that can be a little janky to work with.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Reliable and generally well-accepted by the academic community. Good for most traditional analyses but more complex analyses require either plug-ins or different software packages. I use SPSS, MPlus, RUMM2030, MatLab, and Excel for different functions depending on what I'm doing. Consider your uses carefully before purchasing. Also note that the version iterates every year, so you may find yourself purchasing new versions every year if you always want the most up to date version. Though, for what it's worth, that's rarely necessary as the iterations aren't that dramatic. Has yet to have a good big data analysis mechanism baked in, and the SEM options require the AMOS plug in, and AMOS isn't the most robust SEM program (I use MPlus for that reason). The GUI approach is nice though, you can do most analyses without having to write a piece of code which is great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My go-to statistical software package for most of my research projects. Handles most critical things well.

SPSS Statistics review by Ho'omana Nathan H.
Ho'omana Nathan H.
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"Perhaps the best GUI stats suite for beginners available today"

What do you like best?

SPSS offers powerful functionality for virtually any statistical operation one needs (at least in my field, the social sciences). There's also tremendous and versatile online support from both IBM themselves and others who have created helpful walkthroughs for performing various statistical analyses. The output also looks nice and is fairly customizable.

What do you dislike?

The interface isn't very intuitive at all, and is mostly just a bunch of dropdown menus with little direction. Bottom line: You really need to know about stats before you use this software. However, because it is the leading GUI stats software, there is abundant documentation for this software both from IBM and from universities and others that detail how to do various operations (and interpret the output).

I also feel that this software is prohibitively expensive for an individual who just needs basic stats, and there are a lot of very nice free statistical analysis tools available for the basics.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you already know about statistical tests - which to choose, how to run them, and what they mean - this is an outstanding basic statistical suite. I feel that it's prohibitively expensive for an individual unless you're really doing a huge amount of complex stats, but for a university or other institution, this is a nice tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use SPSS in our Linguistics Lab primarily for statistical analyses of social sciences data, especially related to Sociolinguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language.

SPSS Statistics review by jhoanny U.
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" Unparalleled data analysis software"

What do you like best?

IBM SPSS is software that has accompanied me during my student and work training. Thanks to this software I can elaborate and organize large data bases of the documentation of our clients, being able to establish organizational filters according to the needs and instructions of our bosses.

Another interesting feature is that I can develop from my database quite complete graphics, incorporating variables adjusted to the needs of my work, making the ordering of data a premise.

I can also analyze data set in a single variable, this is ideal at the time of filing since I can establish more specific characteristics, necessary for the review of each of the cases of our clients.

What do you dislike?

A software that is not very easy to use at the beginning. I recommend getting familiar first with the technical language of the software to make the most of it

Recommendations to others considering the product

It seems that it is a software dedicated only to those companies whose premise is the management of databases, but in fact I recommend it to all companies in general, since the performance offered by this software is unique. Not only can you build databases but cross them with statistical variables and graphs, offering quite complete analyzes, necessary to grow a company.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My work will not be as good and efficient if it were not for the use of this software. Not only my performance but that of my work organization has been greatly benefited by the functions offered by this software. The construction of databases and the analysis of these data for us is routine and necessary, and this software allows us to do this in our work

SPSS Statistics review by moses n.
moses n.
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"Data Analysis using IBM SPSS Statistics"

What do you like best?

Data entry, analysis, and interpretation of research reports for better decision making.

What do you dislike?

working with software that is slow in data analysis, not user-friendly such that cannot be used with non-interactive users, that is prone to error, not reliable does not contain resourceful user support features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend the use of IBM SPSS Statistics in data analysis since its fast, easy to use, user-friendly and accurate and rich in user support features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Elimination of human error in data analysis which is costly and also time-consuming.

Helps in the importation of data from other software like the excel thus saving time.

It is easy to use and allows analysis of both descriptive and inferential data analysis.

SPSS Statistics review by Niharika G.
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"SPSS is a great research and analysis software"

What do you like best?

SPSS provides all basic and advanced features for regression, moderation, mediation. SPSS does a very good job at descriptive statistics as well as in preparing the charts. This is extremely helpful for preparing both academic analysis and preparing results for industry reports. I like SPSS a lot for this reason. However, SPSS is not too helpful with advanced modeling or statistical analysis. For this reason, I end up using Mplus, AMOS and other softwares

What do you dislike?

SPSS is currently unable to provide structure equation modeling features. No structural equation modeling features nor does it have mediation or moderation charting features. It also does not have any other modeling features for simulation or agent based modeling. SPSS also does not allow experimental data analysis features. So one has to use other softwares.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SPSS needs to make its software better by adding multiple features for advanced data analysis such as structural equation modeling, simulation modeling, agent modeling, experimental data analysis and several others.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I conduct research and use SPSS for data analyses for both academic as well as industry reports. I use SPSS on individual level data as well as on org level data. However, I struggle to use SPSS for structural equation models or agent based models. I think SPSS is great when one wants to analyze frequencies, minimum, maximum, other descriptive statistics. The SPSS software is also suitable for usage on collaborative projects since it is quite popular and most of the Universities have access to it for their research and staff members. SPSS is however lacking any advanced features as it does not allow any advanced modeling or statistical analysis. For this reason, I end up using other softwares.

SPSS Statistics review by Griselda B.
Griselda B.
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"Informes estadísticos y análisis de datos sin mucho esfuerzo "

What do you like best?

Me gusta que con sólo ordenar los datos en la vista de variables, puedo generar informes estadísticos con precisión, con este software mensualmente preparo las estadísticas concernientes a la productividad de los empleados de mi departamento.

What do you dislike?

No me gusta que en principio el software es complicado de usar, pero con un taller se le puede sacar todo el potencial a este programa, en mi departamento nos dictaron un pequeño curso, y ha sido muy beneficioso para cumplir con nuestros informes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Informes estadísticos y análisis de datos en una sola suite, aunque requiere preparación para su uso los resultados son,a mi parecer muy satisfactorios

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pienso que resuelve la toma de decisiones basadas en los análisis de datos e informes estadísticos, sobre productividad y eficiencia de las empresas y sus empleados.

SPSS Statistics review by Tina L.
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"SPSS Review"

What do you like best?

easiest statistics program to use compared to SAS, R and Stata. I like how it is more widely used than the more complex statistical programs. There is no programming language to learn to use SPSS it is very similar to an excel spreadsheet. it can do various analysis like cross tab, ANOVA, paired t-test etc. with a simple click of the button. Great for beginners who are learning to analyze data and statistics. Very helpful graphs and outputs.

What do you dislike?

it is expensive. luckily my job provides spss for me to use however when I was taking a class to learn spss i had to buy a license through my university to use it which was pricy. Also another drawback is that although it is more widely used (especially amongst people who don't know how to code SAS/R), it does have limitations. it cannot do everything SAS and R can. It is a good software for beginners but not professionals who may need to do more advanced analyses. it has limited use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

has limited functions but very easy to use as compared to other statistical software. you will be better off if you're proficient with excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

analyzing data easily. not as costly as SAS/R so more affordable for my company. The main benefit is that you don't need to learn a coding language to operate it. it is as easy to use as excel or google sheets.

SPSS Statistics review by Bernardo C.
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"A great Data Analysis tool"

What do you like best?

SPSS is a pretty easy to use software. It comes with many available actions that will allow you to do many analysis. It you feel like something is missing, you can always do some coding on the syntax in order to "tell" SPSS specifically what you are looking for.

What do you dislike?

The data visualization options are really poor. The software is great for data analysis, but when you think about making a presentation or something like that, you will have to rely on other softwars to do so.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a software to do data analysis, SPSS is a great choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do a lot of research and data analysis is part of it. SPSS helps me analyse relationships among variables, by doing regression analysis, for example.

SPSS Statistics review by minh p.
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"A great tool for the statistical analysis of data for its simplicity and nice-looking outputs"

What do you like best?

It is an excellent software for handling big data. it allows in a simple way to import data and to analyze without great technical knowledge.It is easy 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.

The output are formatted nicely. This is an ideal software for research for non-technical people..

What do you dislike?

Due to the large number of possibilities for the treatment and analysis of data, it can be quite overwhelming to pick an analysis, 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.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are not very familiar with statistics, this is a good software to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used IBM SPSS to analyze data for some of my researches

SPSS Statistics review by Janeth W.
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"Great Program for Quantitative Research "

What do you like best?

SPSS is a useful tool for those just starting out in data analysis. The user interface is easy, it is different from others but very intuitive once you are used to it.

What do you dislike?

The charts in SPSS are not as intricate and aesthetically pleasing as the ones you can create in excel. The different versions are not always compatible. For example, on my laptop, I had an older version and on my desktop, a newer version. My files did not transfer over well from version to version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I used SPSS paired with Qualtrics and the integration was seamless.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems I solved with SPSS pertains to marketing research. Using SPSS helps determine how our consumers perceived our brand, based on survey results. This helps with positioning and identifying our target market. Using SPSS helped determine the price of our product, the placement as well as how we will promote it.

SPSS Statistics review by Aron G.
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"Still *the* standard for statistical software for non-programmers after all these years"

What do you like best?

SPSS was one of the first programs I learned to execute statistics on (after I learned to do the stats by hand). Over the years it keeps improving, it has an incredibly friendly GUI and underneath that a language for creating (and replicating) syntax to get the full capabilities of the program and to assist with documentation and replication.

What do you dislike?

SPSS can be incredibly expensive. Depending on your needs, you may need to invest in several modules. More problematic to me is that what used to be the standard offer has (following the airline model) been "unbundled" and made to cost more now, to get what I consider basic functionality. I also think some of the tools to help marketers make decisions, which has a strength of of not requiring knowledge of statistics also has a weakness of putting powerful tools in the hands of people who don't fully understand them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would strongly recommend considering SPSS, SAS and R installations for anyone thinking of implementing inhouse statistical software. Each of these has different strengths and weaknesses, which I will not go through in depth. I will say at the highest level, SPSS is what I would install for a shop with people who have average to below average statistical skills, SAS stands out for high powered installations, and R requires the most programming know-how, but is open-source with a thriving community and the capability of handling just about any analytic problem you can imagine.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you need to run statistical analyses, this software will get you there. It is average or below for visualization, but can run most types of parametric and non-parametric statistics a business person would need.

SPSS Statistics review by User in Higher Education
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"Amazingly quick and no need to set up (online version)"

What do you like best?

You can import Excel files and your date is not ruined at all. It is very convenient to use and plus it is free for me since my institution provided me with a free copy of it. When you use it online, you can access to your files from anywhere.

What do you dislike?

The worst feature is that you cannot connect to your desktop on your personal computer when you are using a business online version of it. It needs to be connected to your office computer. So not very convenient and time-efficient in this respect...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just make sure that you save your data before closing a window.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have data from groups of students at K-12 level and we analyze their learning pace. This program is a classic! Although I use R, I find SPSS all the time the easiest to use and navigate. Probably it is because I got to using it, but you will come across more people like me who is familiar with this software rather than stuff like R.

SPSS Statistics review by User in Higher Education
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"Easier to use online"

What do you like best?

It is easy to access to my data and projects anywhere since my university provides free access to me. I do like it better than my older version app for SPSS. I think it makes sense to use the online one if you have both a desktop and a laptop.

What do you dislike?

If you want to upload a file, it is harder to do it and sometimes using a cvc type file can create problems in the online SPSS (provided by my university). I guess it is nothing about the version of SPSS which is 23.0 but the connection or just the online environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you use the online version if you travel a lot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It works perfectly for me. It is handy, easy to access and practical when I need my data. I can just connect, stop working on a project and after break or going to somewhere else physically take it from there.

SPSS Statistics review by Administrator
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"Simple GUI and well-organized instructions with learning services"

What do you like best?

SPSS is easy to start statistical analyses by just using a simple GUI interface. At the installation of software, there are many online resources for help and offline lerning services if your budgets allow. SPSS is suitable for the person who is not familiar with machine languages as well as detailed statistics.

What do you dislike?

SPSS statistics doesn't have a kind of templates to perform routine analyses. Beginners like me may be sometimes confused with reminding a series of analyses.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Trial software would be helpful to consider SPSS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a research scientist in food industry, and analyze the research data of clinical trials and animal studies. The statistical methods used are dependent on the research field, but I have to run the analyses in a way of trial and error. Without learning specific languages, SPSS can easily handle the statistical analysis in accordance with scientific papers.

SPSS Statistics review by Amro K.
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"I use SPSS alot "

What do you like best?

That it has menu and syntax, so if you like coding, you can use the syntax and the menu is always there to help you if you dont know the code. I like the you can paste the work when you are using the menu and then trasforme it into syntax

What do you dislike?

I dont like that there are only limit number of companies using it. So if you like to analysis your data using SPSS, then its harder for you to fit into some jobs that requires using a free software. I dont like that SPSS cannot do all types of analysis, like. Stuctural equation modeling. Also some of the analysis, you only can do them by syntax not menu. Also whenever i try to copy and past the graphs i do on SPSS to a paper to puplish or something, the quality of the graph wont be satisfactory

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make it free, there are so many

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analyzing data and statistical analysis

SPSS Statistics review by Katie C.
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"IBM SPSS is a great tool for analyzing complex data"

What do you like best?

I use IBM SPSS in my role as research coordinator for analyzing large data sets from psychological studies. SPSS is user-friendly and allows me to complete a wide array of analyses. I especially like having the ability to generate graphs and charts directly in SPSS. Also, the syntax tool makes editing large data sets a lot easier.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is challenging to get an excel file to convert to an SPSS file in a way that the data still makes sense. I have had trouble with data getting mixed up when doing this. Also, I have had trouble opening saved output files in the past.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use SPSS exclusively for high-level statistical analyses in my research. It is straight-forward and easy to understand while allowing users to perform advanced tests and queries.

SPSS Statistics review by Zohreh S.
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"Easy to work, learn, and understand statistical analysis and modeling tool"

What do you like best?

-Graphical UI

-Easy to navigate among options

- Great output when applying different test, models

- Extensive amount of learning material and great content written by experts

What do you dislike?

Not easy to code, it has its own language. Could be significantly more friendly if supporting R or Python. The application is not good for big data as it loads everything in memory. If your laptop has little memory, it wont load and crash.

It does not provide learning license. I wish IBM could have released a version for self learning students.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it for small data. For big data, it is not a candidate at all. I have seen it successful in social science, medicine, and education where sample data is small. In businesses with big volume of data like telecom or networking, this is not working unless you perform your test on a very small dataset.

The beauty is that you do not need a full fledge expert to make it run. If use has basic math/stats, he can start and use the guide to learn.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Descriptive analysis, statistical test, statistical modeling

SPSS Statistics review by Shannon R.
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"An excellent tool that meets quick and efficient analysis needs"

What do you like best?

I like that the SPSS system is user friendly, even for those not well versed in statistics. I also appreciate that SPSS also provides excellent training for its users. This way, if I do not know how to run a certain type of test or analysis, it is simple to find the solution for it with the available training. This makes running analyses much less painful for the software users.

What do you dislike?

I would like there to be more graphics capability in it. While the graphics are presented well, it would be nice to see more features. Overall, I do not have any other dislikes with this software. It is my primary statistical analysis software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would consider using IBM SPSS statistics for any data analysis needs. It is quite useful for anyone, especially for individuals without strong statistical analysis skills.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've solved several of my research problems using the software. When I have complicated data to run, the software meets my technical needs in a quick and efficient way. I am able to run reports and print them easily. These features make it possible to efficiently present research information to a variety of audiences. I was also was able to quickly detect errors in my syntax and analysis due to the software's usability features. The ability to fix errors quickly, allows me to finish my work quickly, and this is critical when I am working within a tight research or grant proposal deadline.

SPSS Statistics review by Brian H.
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"An Industry Standard"

What do you like best?

While there are many good statistical packages, SPSS is the only one in which it is easy to edit the data or variable properties in the data view. It is also my favorite software to use when I need to merge data files or generate aggregate variables. Data manipulation is the strong suit of SPSS. The other feature of SPSS that stands out in comparison to other packages is the color coded syntax files that make it very easy to catch and correct errors in your code. Another feature that I use all the time, that other software lacks, is the ability to import and export data in a wide variety of data formats. It's often easier to import a text file into SPSS and export it to Stata than it is to import the text file directly into Stata. For me, SPSS is an indispensable tool for managing data, whether or not I use it for the analysis.

What do you dislike?

SPSS is not capable of structural equation modeling without a separate purchase of additional software licenses (AMOS). It is also a bit more difficult to generate post-estimation variables, relative to Stata. SPSS is good for simple analyses like the various forms of regression, but it can be tricky to run diagnostics on more advanced procedures or multiple-step analyses.

SPSS also falls a bit short on the intelligibility of error codes; they can be pretty cryptic sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The biggest thing to consider when choosing a software package for a business organization is the personal preferences of the people who will be using it. Some analysts work only in SAS or R, others are fluent in Stata, and others in SPSS. You can't force an entire department to write in only one language. People who know SPSS will want to continue using it, and it's a good investment for your business to make sure your analysts can do their job comfortably.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SPSS is very useful for helping us to analyze and visualize the data that we collect every day. Data isn't useful unless you can understand the story it tells, and SPSS is generally a good way to decipher the 0s and 1s into something that you can base a decision on.

SPSS Statistics review by User in Higher Education
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"Easy to use - Expensive to get"

What do you like best?

Through classes in my undergraduate and graduate degree I learned the ins and outs of SPSS. Moving into my current role, I use SPSS for small statistical analysis. Luckily I work for a university that provides the software for our use.

What do you dislike?

As I have worked with outside vendors in my position, other companies are interested in adding a statistics software to their organization but they are unable to afford the subscription for their small business. With other software out there that are cheaper or totally free, SPSS is becoming harder to stick with.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are student prices that have helped many many students that I know but is there a difference in pricing for the size of an organization. If so, this should be made more clear. The price of this tool makes it challenging to continue the use when there are other products that are free and as high quality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been working on marketing data to look at the difference between commuter students and on campus students. Additionally, I am analyzing the best marketing practices to reach students and convince them to attend our university.

SPSS Statistics review by Muhammad R.
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"Limited functionality for complex analysis"

What do you like best?

Solve your toughest challenges with data mining ... Business Intelligence framework, and use modeling to improve business outcomes in areas as ... Access all of IBM SPSS Modeler's predictive capabilities, as well as IBM SPSS Statistics' data.

What do you dislike?

However, it definitely has limitations when it comes to advanced modelling and development of statistical approaches. In that case, software packages such as R and Matlab may be much more helpful. These packages, however, require additional effort from the investigator and are no longer "point-and-click" oriented.

Recommendations to others considering the product

. Great for data analysis & statistical modeling if you know how to work it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great for data analysis and statistical modeling if you know how to work it,organizations can benefit from analytics faster when multiple predictive and advanced analytics you can use statistical analysis.

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"Powerful and effective, if used properly."

What do you like best?

PSS makes it so easy to perform complex analysis (e.g. segmenting data sets). However, I do think we underutilize SPSS and don't use it to it's fullest. This is probably due to a lack of training and understanding of it's capabilities as it can do much much more than we currently use it for.

What do you dislike?

The user interface could be easier to work with as well as a better help menu to troubleshoot/answer questions. When I don't know how to do something in SPSS it is not an easy process to figure out the answer. Usually it requires a lot of confusing blogs and reading through user's posts to determine the solution instead of having a simple help menu in SPSS itself.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are going to use SPSS, really know and understand it. There is SO much that it can do but it is too often under utilized.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are largely using SPSS to format data to use in developing crosstabs from marketing research projects. We also use SPSS when segmenting our survey data in order to perform K-means analysis and other statistical algorithms.

SPSS Statistics review by Clarence  B.
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"This is for Version 21"

What do you like best?

At the most simple, SPSS is able to simplify data analysis. That is a definite and I'd be hard pressed to find someone to say other wise. That is the biggest pro of the software/program. It's also secure, much more so than expected. Perhaps that's a function of the fact it is an IBM product.

What do you dislike?

Remember that there have obviously been updates, but integration and prep tools were much more difficult to be interfaced and ported in to the environment of the software's system. This was definitely true for larger files, particularly external ones with any kind of detailed encryption.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Update to the most current version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The input and analysis of various statistical deviations. Mostly the biggest benefit has been streamlining of our operations and distribution of data. I am very happy with how that element has worked as it pertains to the tabulation of our various economic models.

SPSS Statistics review by User in Higher Education
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"Industry standard for qualitative/quantitative research and analysis!"

What do you like best?

IBM SPSS is a very powerful tool to hone your quantitative research skills and provides great walk throughs for understanding its powerful functionalities. Also, great online support that resolves issues quickly (if they every occur).

What do you dislike?

More compatibility with MS excel, including add-on tools/features that are part of a single user licence package is needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Although there are some cheap (even free) tools available out there to perform statistical work, but the investment in SPSS is worth it, just for the friendly 24/7 support they provide, not to mention it's time tested features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use SPSS mostly for quantitative research functionalities, including tabulating Z-scores with p-values on a loop to check for statistical significance.

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"Quick and convenient statistical analysis toolbox"

What do you like best?

I love that I can use dropdown menus and option boxes to conduct my analyses (rather than strictly writing code). Syntax is great way to keep track of what I have done, take notes, and repeat a previous analysis. So many functions, it does just about everything that I need.

What do you dislike?

When I run a bunch of analyses in one sitting, my output file piles up with analyses and there isn't a great way to separate things out. Not easy to find old output. I wish I could easily have another output file where I can save just the important things. I wish it were easier to delete output.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A training course is required in order to be able to use the full functionality of the software. well worth it though.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Conducting academic and industrial research on complex data sets, including motion tracking data.

SPSS Statistics review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"SPSS for Research Data Analyses"

What do you like best?

I like that SPSS is laid out as a spreadsheet format where you can easily view the data and corresponding variables. I also like that SPSS makes it easy to run both basic and advanced statistical tests without spending hours coding as in other software programs, as it allows for automated data coding. In addition, SPSS makes it easy to locate and manage missing values.

What do you dislike?

The one thing I have found that I most dislike about SPSS is that it does not allow for you to edit and make changes in figure outputs. Other statistical software programs allow for these manipulations. It also has limited functionality when doing time series analysis.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For easy quantitative data analysis, I recommend using SPSS Statistics. In addition to easy and quick data import and entry, it allows for you to simply select the appropriate variables and output applications so that you can run quick automated statistical tests.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using SPSS as a researcher who is involved with data analyses for clinical trials. I've found that SPSS is easy to learn, intuitive, and allows for accurate and efficient data entry and analysis.

SPSS Statistics review by Natalia M.
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"SPSS is my life"

What do you like best?

It is relatively easy to use, and it remembers the tests I have run. with the click of a button on the tool ar, I can rerun those tests without bothering with the menus again. Syntax is also a lifesaver as it speeds up the time I would be spending rerunning analyses.

What do you dislike?

Not as user-friendly as Excel. You cannot manipulate cells or format tables as easily as you can with Excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It speeds up my data analysis. It is also easy to learn, and easy to problem solve because there are so many youtube tutorials on different SPSS topics. love that i can save my syntax and reise it over and over again.

SPSS Statistics review by Abrea G.
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"Easy to use for quick and more difficult analyses"

What do you like best?

I like that it is pretty straight forward to operate. It’s easy to save syntax to use for future analyses as well.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that it can be kind of particular about the structure of the data, but that’s kind of to be expected.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SPSS is clean, pretty easy to use statistic software if you're new to using stats software or want it to run more complicated analyses than excel can easily run, but not too difficult. Another great thing about it is that many people have used it, so there are all sorts of resources online.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a research assistant, it’s pretty integral to the work that we do. It helps us run quick analyses for brief meeting updates, but is also the main software for more in depth analyses.

SPSS Statistics review by Anissa H.
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"SPSS=Great Analytics tool!"

What do you like best?

it is comprehensive in that it offers a way to analyze data no matter the inferential or descriptive test I need to run

What do you dislike?

I would like more embedded HELP with step by step instructions. I do not run but a few analytics routinely. When I have to delve into a new area, I have to stop and look up the how and where to run the test in SPSS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IBM SPSS is the software to use for novice or experienced researchers. It "grows with you," and allows completion of small projects as well as large initiatives. It can create sophisticated output that can be inserted or transformed to publications or presentation software. It also has accessible online support and reference materials for specialty projects or quick HOW TO information. I recommend it to novice researchers in graduate school or colleagues working on their doctorates. I also recommend it to experienced researchers--however, those recommendations are usually moot b/c most of my colleagues already USE SPSS. It is the number 1 "GO TO" in analytics for me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use SPSS to analyze research data for educational studies and for determining the influences or potential relationship of factors on different problems that we are addressing. It provides a robust method of getting sophisticated answers without too much help.

SPSS Statistics review by Francisco N.
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"Uno de los mejores programas estadísticos"

What do you like best?

El programa estadístico SPSS es el principal programa que usamos para el almacenamiento y tratamiento de los datos. De una forma sencilla permite ir añadiendo los datos y permite el uso de una gran diversidad de test y pruebas para su análisis.

What do you dislike?

El programa puede ser complejo las primeras veces que se usa, ya que es poco intuitivo. Sin embargo, en cada actualización mejoran la interfaz. Otro punto negativo es la poca facilidad que ofrece a la hora de añadir los datos, ya que no permite "arrastrar" las celdas, algo que sí es permitido en otros programas más simples como el Excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IBM SPSS Stadistics nos permite en la empresa analizar los datos provenientes de las muestras y recogidas realizadas, y su fácil organización y las amplias pruebas existentes facilitan la tarea.

SPSS Statistics review by Rebecca B.
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"GUI alternative to programming heavy statistics programs"

What do you like best?

SPSS provides a graphical user interface (GUI) which allows users to point and click their way through statistical analyses. This is a great introduction to statistical software for users who are not experienced with programming. It also allows for syntax to let users bridge between point and click and syntax. Although it is confined in the types of data it can handle, this is a benefit for new users, as it gives more structure. It also offers a wide array of statistical tests.

What do you dislike?

It does not allocate memory well, making it difficult to work with big data within SPSS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good starting software for someone just learning statistical analyses

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data analytics and management

SPSS Statistics review by Lana E.
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"SPSS IS GREAT FOR RESEARCH"

What do you like best?

SPSS is great for data input. Not everyone is fluent in statistical research and SPSS is great for qualitative and quantitative research. Even if you are not familiar with the database, IMB provides an extensive manual to help with the software which makes usage great!

What do you dislike?

So far, there is nothing I dislike about SPSS other than it can take a while to download. However, I believe they have worked a fix for that becuase the last update did not take as long to download.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SPSS is great for ANOVA, MANOVA, multiple regression, linear regression, descriptive statistics and so much more. Ones you have your data aligned SPSS makes it easy to compare groups, variables, etc. Currently, I am using the software in my own research.

SPSS Statistics review by Yun L.
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"SPSS is a great statistical package for routine data analysis."

What do you like best?

SPSS is easy to learn and intuitive to use. It provides all the basic functionalities through a simple point-click GUI.

What do you dislike?

Customizing analysis or doing repetitive tasks can be really tedious.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an introductory statistical package to do routine data manipulation and analysis, this is a great start! There are plenty of tutorials and videos to get you going, and there is also room for more advanced and customized analysis as you build up skills and experience.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are suing SPSS for data analysis in healthcare research.

SPSS Statistics review by Ariana T.
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"SPSS is user friendly software to analyze data"

What do you like best?

It's user-friendly. Output is easy clear, concise, and easy to interpret. The tables are easy to read, you can generate different forms of graphs, it's easy to generate new variables and easily address research hypotheses.

What do you dislike?

Not as flexible as software like R. It doesn't work well when you try to copy and paste data from excel into SPSS. It only provides syntax if you hit "paste" rather than all the time. I think it would be helpful if it always produced syntax. Also, it would be nice if you could save the output file, the syntax file, and the dataset all under one combined file of some sort or automatically save in the same folder or something like that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Watch videos online when confused or lost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm analyzing data and SPSS has helped to efficiently analyze data.

SPSS Statistics review by Adam P.
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"SPSS is as close as you can get to ideal"

What do you like best?

It has the ability to do so many different types of computations. The step by step process to each one is largely very simple to understand, so if you are trying to achieve something specific, you can usually figure out how to create it. I particularly like its ability to create both hierarchical and K-Means clusters with ease and the ability to do all of the different types of regressions. I also like how easy it is to re-code variables into the same or different variables for analysis.

What do you dislike?

The biggest issue is its output, which leaves something to be desired visually. It would also be great to export frequencies and crosstabs as whole numbers instead of just percentages. But other than that, it's amazing

Recommendations to others considering the product

Really understand what you are needing out of it. Ultimately, it can handle a lot, but in my case it's ok to only have one user license because everyone in the company can use the same one as long as it's done one at a time. But take the time to know what it can do and don't be afraid to experiment - it's pretty robust!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used SPSS largely to run more advance statistical analysis, including correlations, regressions, factor analysis, cluster analysis and GLM. Since I'm in market research, we haven't gotten a lot more technical than this, but it definitely meets our needs.

SPSS Statistics review by Gabriel S.
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"The Best Way to Analyze Data"

What do you like best?

I appreciated how easy it is to input information from collected data into this software. Though usually a complicated process, IBM SPSS allows the researcher to chose from a multitude of statistical analysis in order to discover the significance of collected data. This software package also has every means of statistical analysis imaginable, for any type of data assessment.

What do you dislike?

There is not much I can honestly say I dislike about this software. Though all of the options might seem overwhelming at first to the novice statistical analyzer, one will quickly become comfortable with using this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think all new users should take the time to "play around" with the different types of statistical analyses that can be used. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, once the user practices for a little bit, they will soon realize they have everything they could have possibly imagined in regard to ways to analyze collected data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to quickly and efficiently assess the data I have collected for an experiment and discover if my results have led to significant or not. This software is also an effective way to teach students in the field of psychology, who are interested in research, a number of different ways in which data can be assessed depending on the type of research design that is used.

SPSS Statistics review by Rosemary J.
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"Perfect for people who are not programmers"

What do you like best?

It has a good GUI interface which makes it easy to do statistics with programming. The options are very clear and grouped well. It is very easy to create graphs from the data. Also, you have the freedom to write up short scripts for analysing some data.

What do you dislike?

It takes up a lot of space and consumes a lot of memory. The patches aren't always stable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are using version 24, don't install the two patches.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is easy to analyse large and small data sets obtained from research studies. It is convenient.

SPSS Statistics review by User
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"SPSS Ideal for Interpreting Data"

What do you like best?

SPSS has been great for when I am collecting data for clients and research and need to interpret the data. SPSS makes it really easy and efficient to input data and will quickly analyze it for you. It is an ideal program to use if you have a lot of data to analyze or a huge population that you are conducting research for. It will give you accurate results and the output is simple to understand for any user. I really enjoy that you can easily download this on to any computer as it makes it easy to use SPSS if you need to work on analyzing data in the comfort of your own home.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I dislike is that when you select the data to be analyzed it will give you the results and output on a separate page, which can get confusing when going back and forth between data and different outputs. Also, sometimes loading up SPSS to open can take awhile which can be frustrating.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would consider making it easier to keep the output of a certain data collection within the same page, as it can get confusing when you have multiple outputs on the same page and then you have to figure out which output is related to which data source.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solve research problems and use SPSS to analyze the data and make predictions based on the results, and whether our interventions are significant and successful. SPSS makes it a highly positive experience as all the calculations are made through the software and it makes it easy to determine whether an intervention was successful. It does not require you to analyze data by hand, and the algorithms are highly accurate. I have never ran into a problem while analyzing the data with the algorithms. I've realized that this also has saved a lot of time on behalf of my company when making decisions on our research.

SPSS Statistics review by User in Higher Education
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"Powerful and Flexible Analytic Tool"

What do you like best?

The point and click user interface, with the ability to customize analyses/processes through syntax editing capabilities. The software is fairly easy to learn and very intuitive to use once it's been practiced a bit. I appreciate the ability to directly manipulate data in a spreadsheet in certain situations.

What do you dislike?

Complex analyses are considerably slower than other, non GUI based programs (e.g., R). However, for small-moderate data sets, the user interface convenience outweighs any computational time concerns. Also, the data visualization/graphing tools are non-intuitive and somewhat difficult to manipulate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for fairly standard analyses and some advanced processes, easy to learn and use but please pay attention to the analyses you're running! The user interface makes it easy to "point and click" even when you may not know exactly what you're clicking on!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use IBM SPSS Statistics in a research context, but often find myself using it for tracking recruitment and retention concerns due its ability to quickly explore subsamples (e.g., the Crosstab function). For instance, we regularly have to report on how many individuals contact us by race, location, age, and other demographics. On some occasions, we use our data sets to explore what types of individuals are most likely to continue to work with us and adjust our advertising strategies accordingly.

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