Resources to help you accelerate your data analysis with SPSS

IBM SPSS Statistics provides a powerful suite of data analytics tools which allows you to quickly analyze your data with a simple point-and-click interface and enables you to extract critical insights with ease. During these times of rapid change that demand agility, it is imperative to embrace data driven decision-making to improve business outcomes. Organisations of all kinds have relied on IBM SPSS Statistics for decades to help solve a wide range of business and research problems. However it isn’t always easy to know where to start. In this blog post I’ll outline the resources we have available on our website and the various ways we can help you get more value from your data analysis.

Explore SPSS Statistics with our free video tutorials

SPSS Statistics offers a comprehensive set of capabilities in support of the entire analytical process from data preparation to analysis and reporting. It simplifies and accelerates data analytics by offering a simple menu-driven user interface that allows you to get to insights with just a few clicks, without any coding. We have a whole series of video tutorials that cover key areas of SPSS.

How to in SPSS Statistics

This video series is a great place to start if you’re relatively new to SPSS and want to check out how to use the software most effectively. The focus here is on the core functionality of the software and data preparation rather than on statistical techniques – for example, you’ll learn how to better manipulate the appearance of your output, how to calculate with dates, how to reverse a scale and navigate your around SPSS’s core functionality and much more. Even if you’re an experienced SPSS user you might discover a new shortcut or trick in these videos that you weren’t previously aware of.

Core statistical techniques in SPSS

These videos focus on how best to perform some of the most commonly used statistical procedures in SPSS, so check out the list to see if there’s anything here that will help you with your analysis. Each video introduces a particular technique, explores the different applications that it might have and demonstrates how to perform it most effectively in SPSS Statistics. These videos will help you ensure that you’re using the correct technique for your particular application as well as helping you to interpret your results most effectively.

Getting started with SPSS syntax

If you really want to get the most out of SPSS then becoming familiar with syntax is a must. Syntax vastly increases your productivity by making it easier to fix problems without re-doing everything, carry out repetitive tasks more efficiently, allow analysts to share their work with others, provide a recorded audit trail for better governance, automatically generate results and create scheduled batch jobs. This video series takes you through SPSS syntax from first principles, giving you everything you need to get up to speed as quickly as possible.

Two minute module overviews

If you want to move beyond the core functionality of SPSS Statistics Base then there’s a whole range of modules that you can use to expand your analytics. Take a look at our series of two minute module overview videos to see what’s in each one and learn more about how it might help you.

What’s new in SPSS Statistics v29?

IBM recently launched SPSS Statistics 29. The latest version includes new statistical algorithms, enhancements to existing statistical procedures, new data visualization, and several usability improvements to make SPSS Statistics more user friendly for novices and experts alike. You can read all about the new release here.

Frequently asked questions

The FAQ section of our website includes answers to all the questions that we’re most commonly asked, from installing and getting started with SPSS Statistics to the first time and questions about licensing to a whole series of statistical and analytics questions.

What’s the difference between the various SPSS license types?

The licensing options for SPSS Statistics can be complicated and it isn’t always easy to understand the different options available or decide which configuration is best for your organisation. This page explains how each of the different license types works and outlines the key things to consider when deciding which license type of most suitable for your requirements.

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