SPSS

SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a commercial software package with a graphical user interface for statistical calculations. During 2009-2010 SPSS changed its name to PASW Statistics (Predictive Analytics SoftWare), but after this period the software was renamed to named IBM SPSS

Accessing SPSS

  • On UiT computers, SPSS can be installed through Software Center
  • On privately owned computers, SPSS can be downloaded through LiReg

Support

The University of Tromsø does not provide support for SPSS.
Resources


User guides

All computers owned by UiT with Microsoft Windows installed, get SPSS from Software Center This software uses a license server at UiT and requires your computer to be online. You will need to use VPN Anyconnect if you want to use SPSS when you are not connected through the university computer network.

  • Instalation: Start Software Center, find "SPSS Statistics" and install the software.

You can change the licensing method if you need to use SPSS from a location where there is no network access over some time (14 days). This will change SPSS licensing settings from using a UiT License server to a standalone license. Please note that there are some consequenses for doing this.

  • There is a limitied amount of licenses.
  • If you change over to a single license, you may not change back to a licensing server until the single license expires. When this happens, uninstall SPSS and install it again using Software Center

Licensing

  1. Start IBM SPSS Statistics License authorization wizard (This will require an administrative account. If you do not have these rights on the computer you will have to contact Orakelet)
  2. choose "Authorized user license"
  3. Type in the license code you got from LiReg
  4. When the code is accepted click on "Next"
  5. Click on "Finish"

All Macintosh computers that is owned by the university should intall spss from Managed Software Center. This package connects to the university operated licensing server and require a connection to the campus network to operate. If you are located outside of any of the campuses you will need to use VPN Anyconnect before you start SPSS to contact the licensing server

  • Instalation: Managed Start Software Center, find "SPSS Statistics" and choose install. The program is installed automatically and is ready for use.

You can change the licensing method if you need to use SPSS from a location where there is no network access over some time (14 days). This will change SPSS licensing settings from using a UiT License server to a standalone license. Please note that there are some consequenses for doing this.

  • There is a limitied amount of licenses.
  • If you change over to a single license, you may not change back to a licensing server until the single license expires. When this happens, uninstall SPSS and install it again using Software Center

Licensing

  1. Start "SPSS Statistics License Authorization wizard".
  2. Click Next
  3. Choose "Authorized user license"
  4. Type in the license code you got from LiReg og velg "Next".
  5. Spss accept the license

You can install SPSS on your private computer by downloading the program from LiReg. You get the license code from there as well.

After downloading the program you will have to go through the installation and licensing process

Instalation

  1. Choose "Next"
  2. Accept the License agreement and click "Next"
  3. Choose "No" and then "Next". The "Essentials for Python" option should only be chosen if you know you need it
  4. Choose "Next"
  5. Choose "Install"
  6. Make sure "Start SPSS statistics License authorization wizard now" is checked and choose "Finish"

Licensing

  1. Choose "Authorized user license" and click next
  2. Type inn the license code from LiReg and click "Next"
  3. Click "Next"
  4. Click "Finish"

You can install SPSS on your private computer by downloading the program from LiReg. You get the license code from there as well.

After downloading the program you will have to go through the installation and licensing process

Instalation

Step 1 - 3 beneath may vary based on how you have set your Mac to accept software downloaded from internet

  1. Start SPSS
  2. Choose "Open"
  3. Endter the admin user name and password for your Mac. (For most privately owned computers, this will be the user name and password you use to log on to the mac in the first place)
  4. Choose "OK"
  5. Choose "Next"
  6. Accept the terms and choose "Next"
  7. Choose "No" and then "Next". The "Essentials for Python" option should only be chosen if you know you need it
  8. Velg "Next"
  9. Velg "Install"
  10. Make sure "Start SPSS statistics License authorization wizard now" is checked and choose "Done"

Licensing

You can start the License wizard manually by starting the program "Spss License authorization wizard"

  1. Choose "Next"
  2. Choose "Authorized user license" and click next
  3. Type inn the license code from LiReg and click "Next"
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