Tech Tips: What is SPSS and how do I get it?
SPSS is a computer program used for statistical analysis. SPSS (originally, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is among the most widely used programs for statistical analysis in social science. It is used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, marketing organizations and others. In addition to statistical analysis, data management (case selection, file reshaping, creating derived data) and data documentation (a metadata dictionary is stored with the data) are features of the base software. SPSS is developed by SPSS Inc. The latest release is 16.0 (Win), 16.0 (Mac), and 16.0 (Linux). It has a proprietary license.
The SPSS Web site is:http://www.spss.com
More information is here:http://www.sjsu.edu/helpdesk/software/