IBM SPSS Statistics is a computer application that supports statistical analysis of data. It allows for in-depth data access and preparation, analytical reporting, graphics and modelling.
Flinders University has a site licence for this product that allows for its unlimited use on computers owned by the university. There is also a provision for home use by the university staff and postgraduate students.

Which IBM SPSS Statistics modules are we licenced for?

IBM SPSS Statistics Base
IBM SPSS Regression
IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics
IBM SPSS Categories
IBM SPSS Exact Tests
IBM SPSS Missing Values
IBM SPSS Conjoint
IBM SPSS Custom Tables
IBM SPSS Complex Samples
IBM SPSS Decision Trees
IBM SPSS Data Preparation
IBM SPSS Forecasting
IBM SPSS Neural Networks
IBM SPSS Direct Marketing
IBM SPSS Bootstrapping

Details about each module's capabilities can be found here.


  1. IBM SPSS Statistics is a part of larger collection of IBM’s analytics software which also includes: IBM SPSS Data Collection, IBM SPSS Modeler, IBM Analytical Decision Management, IBM SPSS Analytic Catalyst. These additional components are orientated predominantly for business clients and the university does not provide them through the site license arrangement.
  2. In 2009 SPSS Inc. decided to change their product name from SPSS to Predictive Analytics Software (PASW). Year later the company was taken over by the IBM Corporation and changed the name of the software again to its current form – IBM SPSS Statistics. Consequently, there may be books, online resources, etc. that use either of those names, but in fact they refer to the same software that differ very little from version to version.
  3. It is advisable to cite the software used for analyses reported in the papers or dissertations. Examples of APA style citations for various versions of the software are provided below. 
    SPSS Inc. Released 2008. SPSS Statistics for Windows, Version 17.0. Chicago: SPSS Inc.
    SPSS Inc. Released 2009. PASW Statistics for Windows, Version 18.0. Chicago: SPSS Inc.
    IBM Corp. Released 2010. IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows, Version 19.0. Armonk, NY: IBM Corp.

    IBM Corp. Released 2013. IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows, Version 22.0. Armonk, NY: IBM Corp.