SPSS 20.0 for Windows
Data Analysis with Comprehensive Statistics Software
With SPSS software you can address your predictive analytic needs, whether they require reporting, statistics, data mining, text analysis, Web analytics, survey analysis, decision optimization, or a combination of these capabilities. The integrated technology suite is designed to expand as your predictive needs grow. Unlike an isolated analytics tool with limited applicability or an elementary analytics component that meets only a fraction of your objectives, SPSS technology is robust and expandable. For more information on the capabilities of the product, go to SPSS.
Our SPSS licensing also includes rights to use Amos - a general approach to the style of data analysis known as structural modeling, analysis of covariance structures, or causal modeling.
How To Get a Copy of SPSS
Currently employed faculty and staff members: Faculty and staff are encouraged to request an install by registering as SPSS users. All users must agree to the SPSS License Agreement and complete the registered users form. Once registered, users will automatically receive information concerning license renewals and product changes.
Remote installation is the preferred distribution method for all computers managed by Information Services or IT Liaisons. If a remote installation is not possible, the software is available via a secured UMKC LAN connection. The SPSS manuals are available on the secured network drive along with the install files.
Faculty or staff wishing to use SPSS off campus are encouraged to use the Remote Labs.
How To Install SPSS
The preferred method for obtaining a copy of SPSS is to contact the Call Center or your IT Liaison and request a remote installation. When a computer name is provided, this software can be installed immediately or at a time of the user's choosing.
If a manual install is necessary, first become a registered SPSS user as outlined above. As part of the SPSS installation procedure, the product must be authorized. Version 20 installation instructions include the Authorization Code required.
The remote installation will remove previous versions of SPSS before installing the current version. It is recommended for manual installs that older versions be removed before installing 20, but it is not required. Both versions can run side by side as long as the new version is installed in a separate directory.
How to Renew Your SPSS License
Each year around June 1 the licenses for both SPSS and Amos expire. You will need to enter a new code to process the license renewal for a previously installed copy.
NOTE: Support for versions of SPSS prior to 19 is no longer available.
Links of Interest
- STATS - STeve's Attempt to Teach Statistics by Dr. Steve Simon at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. The web page is a collection of handouts Dr. Simon uses as a statistical consultant. They are kept up-to-date.
- The HyperStat Online Textbook and a lot of additional information on Statistical Analysis by Dr. David M. Lane with Rice University
- SPSS Whitepapers
If you know of any links we should include here, please contact the IS software acquisition person at the address below.
For questions concerning installation or use of SPSS, please contact the Call Center at (816) 235-2000 or CallCenter@umkc.edu.
For further information please contact Information Services' software acquisition expert via email at email@example.com or at 816.235.8810.