SPSS, the et al for researchers
May 20, 2016

SPSS, the et al for researchers

Andrew D. Delgado | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • IBM SPSS Statistics

Overall Satisfaction with IBM SPSS

I am part of the research department in Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. We use it to perform statistical analysis for a variety of research studies. It is an invaluable tool.
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Linear Regression modeling
  • Graphing
  • Large data set management
  • Easy to understand outputs
  • Less RAM usage
  • Make the program more accessible to research institutions
  • Quick analysis for journal submissions
  • Student version is cost effective
  • Yearly purchases often a burden
MATLAB is far more powerful at modeling massive data sets and allows for further individualizations that are often needed at research. MATLAB can also analyze pictures and run analysis on them. However SPSS is very good for what it is meant for.
IBM SPSS is very great software for graphing, statistical analysis, and some aspects of data management. It is not very good at data clean up and as such, I often turn to Excel for that purpose. If possible make the interface similar to Excel to avoid that issue.