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What is SPSS?
SPSS is a widely used program for statistical analysis in social science. It is also used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, marketing organizations, data miners, and others. The original SPSS manual (Nie, Bent & Hull, 1970) has been described as one of "sociology's most influential books" for allowing ordinary researchers to do their own statistical analysis. In addition to statistical analysis, data management (case selection, file reshaping, creating derived data) and data documentation (a metadata dictionary was stored in the datafile) are features of the base software.

SPSS for Students

  • On campus students can access SPSS in departmental computer labs (DLABs) located at all EKU campuses
  • Off campus students can purchase SPSS 6 month and 12 month licenses from the following IBM SPSS authorized resellers:

IBM SPSS Academic Solutions: Student versions
Creation Engine
Hearne Software

SPSS for Faculty & Staff

  • All EKU faculty and staff computers have access to SPSS through the university site license for EKU owned property.  Please call the IT Helpdesk 859-622-3000 for assistance.
  • If you need additional SPSS features or products (e.g. AMOS) please contact: