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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The data were analyzed in Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software package (SPSS) 21.
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.
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.
Descriptive statistics for the participants and reliabilities for all scales were computed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS version 9.
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.
An additional problem arose in the transfer of data from WebCT to another software program, the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS-PC) was used for all of the statistical computations in this study.
Construct validity was established for all 20 factors of the PEPS by using factor analysis with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) (SPSSX, FACTOR) (Allen & Yen, 1979; Shavelson & Stanton, 1975; SPSS User's Guide, 1983).

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