Updated December 06, 2019
Score 10 out of 10
- IBM SPSS Statistics
Overall Satisfaction with IBM SPSS
I use IBM SPSS as a student and it is used by students and instructors in the PhD programs. It is used for research analysis by both instructors and students in various classes, as well as in personal data collection and presentation for dissertations. Since it is the major tool used for data analysis, it allows teachers and students to be on the same page and to also easily find resources to help when they need answers.
Since I've used this for school, it would be hard to say for the work environment. However, for schoolwork, it has saved so much time. If I had to crunch all my data numbers myself using a calculator and pencil it would take hundreds of hours. While SPSS still does take a while, it is much less work and saves so much time, which is incredibly precious to a student.
While SPSS is not perfect, there is no other tool as powerful for working with statistics. This tool is perfect for universities and students who are pursuing research. Honestly, most PhD students could probably not graduate without SPSS as their statistics tool. I think that this tool could also be useful for any corporate data that needed to be crunched.
Using IBM SPSS
SPSS is a very specific software that does a job few softwares can do. It works well and does the job. Because there is not a lot to compare it to I don't have many options to look at other than it. However, it is the tool most all graduate students use and because of that I will continue to use it.
Evaluating IBM SPSS and Competitors
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SPSS is the product that researchers use to compare and analyze data. It has the most options and allows a researcher to do any test needed.
IBM SPSS Implementation
IBM SPSS Training
Configuring IBM SPSS
I think the configurability is quite complex. It is not self explanatory and take a lot of time to learn.
IBM SPSS Support
There is a lot of information online for SPSS and the help section is quite extensive. I have not had to reach out to support at SPSS, but the tools and help available online have meant that I have been able to resolve my questions without needing to reach out.
Using IBM SPSS
It does the job, but it is clunky compared to most newer and updated softwares. It would be nice if the interface was more friendly, but it gets the job done. One just has to do a bunch of research on how to do it.
IBM SPSS Reliability
I am neutral because I have not had to look into scalability since I am using as a student.
SPSS can tend to crash when I am trying to do a lot of data. This can slow me down when I need to do a lot of data.