Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

Description

All Purpose quantitative analysis tool. Does just about everything (descriptive statistics, correlations, chi square, t-test, ANOVA and the like, Cronbach's alpha, factor analysis, regressions, and linear or path models.

Source

http://www.ibm.com/analytics/us/en/technology/spss/

Strengths and Limitations

Strengths:

  • Industry Standard
  • Power program that can make use of a wide range of tests and provide outputs that are attractive and easily integrated into manuscripts
  • Excellent documentation
  • It has features that prevent users from using the wrong statistical analyses

Limitations:

  • It's expensive and requires an annual license (starts at $1200 per person per year)
  • Many users report that it is difficult to use, and often have to rely on outside help

Resources

There is a freeware version called PSPP
http://calcnet.mth.cmich.edu/org/spss/toc.htm
https://statistics.laerd.com/ (Monthly cost)
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL587630741B6B3B8E

References

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