# Statistical Package for the Social Sciences

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## Statistical Package for the Social Sciences

(statistics, tool)(SPSS) The flagship program of SPSS, Inc., written in the late 1960s.

["SPSS X User's Guide", SPSS, Inc. 1986].

["SPSS X User's Guide", SPSS, Inc. 1986].

## Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)

a package of statistical computer programs originally written over twenty years ago for the analysis of social science data. The statistical procedures range from simple frequencies to sophisticated multivariate techniques. It is particularly suitable for the analysis of survey data because it has extensive labelling, data modification and transformation facilities. The package is very flexible and includes procedures for producing ‘tailor-made’ tables and reports. It is also widely used for the analysis of experimental data, time series data, secondary analysis, and as a database management package. Versions are available which run on most computers and operating systems.Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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