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].

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.
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Data were analyzed using descriptive average statics and standard deviation (A[+ or -] SD), absolute and relative frequency using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15.0.
O tratamento do corpus foi submetido a analise por meio dos softwares: Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 14.5 e, posteriormente, a Analise Lexical por Contexto de um Conjunto de Segmentos de Texto (ALCESTE) versao 4.8.
All information received was analyzed using the computerized statistical program SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).
The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (2008) (SPSS) has been the most widely used software application for analyzing quantitative data in the social sciences since its inception in 1968 (http://www.spss.com/).
A small team of trained data entry clerks digitizes the data, which are then compiled using software such as the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.
Data was collected from 100 participants and analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
Data on 81 interviews have been entered into the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences and form the basis for the preliminary analysis presented here.
All statistical analyses were performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS 12.0) and an alpha level of .05 was considered as statistically significant.
Descriptive statistics for the participants and reliabilities for all scales were computed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS version 9.0, 1999).
This analysis was conducted using The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences: SPSS, a popular statistical software program.
The Cluster procedure of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS/PC +) was used for the computation.
The data were processed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS 15.0) as well as content analysis.

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