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SPSS Software




Do you realize that around one month ago there are a lot of SPSS workshop poster around the UTM? Actually SPSS stand for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences and released in its first version in 1968, and is among the most widely used programs for statistical analysis in social science. It has a wide variety of functions you can use for creating and recoding variables. It is used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, and others. In addition to statistical analysis, data management (case selection, file reshaping, creating derived data) and data documentation (a metadata dictionary is stored with the data) are features of the base software.And now i would like to share with you how these functions will us or employees.

Nowadays, competitive in the market become more intense. To make sure your firm can gain more competitive advantage in the future you will need to doing a forecasting. So, organizations in virtually every industry around the globe are realizing the benefits of using data to align their current actions with their future objectives. By incorporating predictive analytic s into their daily operations, these organizations have gained control over the decisions they make every day, so that they can successfully meet their business goals. Then, SPSS is a suitable software that is able to help you.

Actually, SPSS and Microsoft Excel is same. But why i suggest that SPSS to you? Even Microsoft Excel also can be use to analyze, manipulate, provide visual comparison data and so on but it's still have something missing compare with SPSS software. By the help of the function on SPSS, it would able to enhance the function of Excel. The following example is focus on IBM SPSS.

For decades, analysts have relied on IBM SPSS Statistics to help them guide decision-making through data analysis. IBM SPSS Advantage for Excel 2007 provides selected IBM SPSS Statistics techniques, plus the ability to access, manage and analyze enormous amounts of data.

This means you can discover information in your data even if you don’t have a detailed knowledge of statistics. IBM SPSS Advantage for Microsoft Excel includes 10 procedures specifically chosen to enable business users to use advanced data preparation and analysis tools within Excel. In particular, it features procedures for conducting recency, frequency and monetary value (RFM) analysis. Wizards guide you through the steps to help you manage and explore data, find value in your large datasets and perform analysis.

  • Conduct RFM analysis
  • Easily identify groups
  • Find unusual data
  • Prepare and transform data
  • Save Excel tables to native IBM SPSS data files
SPSS offers quite a bit as a general statistics program, and is freely and widely available to everyone on campus via the labs, and if qualified, faculty or staff for personal use. There are three basic files to work with (though others are available), and SPSS has done a lot to develop its graphical user interface. If you are partial to GUI approaches SPSS is certainly ahead of some, but not all, others in that department, but that is about the only thing it has over others that would likely appeal to the applied academic researcher. I personally believe that by learned the knowledge of SPSS software, it would able to help you in your career.




Information retrieved from:
http://www.spss.com/software/statistics/
http://ittraining.iu.edu/ematerials/samples/SPSBAv8.0.0.TRUNC.pdf
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