SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)

SPSS is a comprehensive, interactive, general-purpose package for data analysis and it includes most routine statistical techniques. SPSS is a true Windows package being mouse-driven with movable, scalable windows, drop-down menus and dialog boxes. Underlying the graphical interface is a command language consistent with previous versions of the package. A very important and useful feature is the Data Editor, which can be used to enter, view or edit data. The Data Editor makes your data immediately visible so that you can see what you are dealing with. The package also has high-resolution graphics which are easily edited and an extensive help system.

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SPSS is a computer program used for survey authoring, data mining, text analytics, statistical analysis etc. SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) was released in 1968, developed by Norman. SPSS is one of the widely used programs for statistical analysis in social science. SPSS manual is considered as “sociology’s most influential books”.
Some of the statistics function used in the base software is Descriptive Statistics: Cross tabulation, Frequencies, Explore and Ratio Statistics. Bivariate Statistics: Mean, t-test, ANOVA, Correlation. Prediction for numerical outcomes and prediction for identifying groups. Students who are struggling with these concepts can make use of SPSS Homework Help services.
The first version of SPSS was designed for batch processing and mainframes. Now the version 16.0 runs under Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. SPSS was developed IBM corporations. It runs on the JAVA platform.
SPSS is used widely in most of the industrial sectors. It is used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government educational researchers, marketing organizations and others.
SPSS is probably one of the easiest major statistics package to use. It allows even inexperienced users to run complicated statistical analyses at the click of a few buttons. When you are at the PC you are in charge of the package and it will attempt to do whatever you ask it, whether your instructions are sensible or not! The adage of garbage in, garbage out applies! It is therefore essential that you get a good understanding of the commands that you need to use and what the results mean.

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  1. Statistics plays a vital role all various fields. It helps in effective planning of the process.