SPSS Software

Overview

SPSS Statistics is a software package by IBM used for statistical analysis. IT Services has negotiated an SPSS Licensing Agreement that allows University of Alaska departments to purchase certain SPSS products at a discounted price and be able to provide SPSS base to UAA Anchorage campus, Kenai Peninsula College, Mat-Su College (as of July 1, 2019), and University of Alaska Southeast students at no charge. This article will walk you through what SPSS is, and how to properly install it.

 

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What materials do I need?

Your computer must have the minimum requirements listed below to be able to install and run SPSS:

Mac Requirements

  • macOS Sierra (10.12), or later
  • 4GB of RAM

Windows

  • 64-bit Version of Windows
  • 4GB of RAM

 

How do I use this technology?

Products Available

The following products available for purchase under this agreement are:

  • SPSS Base with Advanced Statistics and Regression add-ons
    • For both Mac and Windows
  • AMOS add-on limited quantity available to departments only
  • Custom Tables add-on limited quantity available to departments only
  • Missing Values add-on limited quantity available to departments only
  • Additional add-ons not listed here are available for direct purchase from IBM. Available to departments only

Please note to use this SPSS license off of the UA network you will need to install and log-in to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, which can be downloaded through the UAA Software Downloads webpage.

 

Who Can Use these Products

This licensing program is available to UAA departments, faculty, and staff for purchase and use on University owned equipment and/or for University related activities.

If your department is interested in purchasing SPSS software from this agreement, please contact the UAA Technical Support Center at 907-786-4646 or uaa.techsupport@alaska.edu for pricing and availability. 

Students who are registered for classes at the UAA-Anchorage Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, Mat-Su College (as of July 1, 2019), and the University of Alaska Southeast have access to the SPSS Base with Advanced Statistics and Regression free of charge.

IT Services uses a software tracking system that logs when a individual uses SPSS. This system allows for reports and audits on username, workstation name and time spent within the program.

 

Installation

Students

UAA Anchorage-Campus, Kenai Peninsula Campus, Mat-Su (as of July 1, 2019) and University of Alaska Southeast students all have access to download and use SPSS base with Regression and Advanced Statistics.

Reminder: To use SPSS off of a UA network, you will also need to install and login to the VPN client. Both of these downloads are on the UAA Software Downloads webpage

To install

  1. Before starting, ensure that you are connected to a network cable, rather than using wifi.
  2. Click the installer download link on the UAA Software Downloads Webpage
  3. When prompted enter your UA credentials. This is the same log in information you use to log-in to your UA Gmail, UA Online, or Blackboard.
  4. Once the file is downloaded, double click the file to initiate the install

 

Departments

Before having access to install, Departments and University Employees must contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at uaa.techsupport@alaska.edu, or you can use the Seawolf Tech Portal to submit a Add or Change SPSS Software Licenses ticket to initiate a request to purchase.

 

Windows 10

Note If you are updating from a previous license version, ie licenses issued prior to August 2018, you will first need to uninstall your current version of SPSS. When uninstalling, all data files will remain in their saved folders, unless they have been saved in the program folder. Data files saved in the program folder may be erased.

  1. Before starting, ensure that you are connected to a network cable, rather than using wifi.
  2. Click the search button in the Task Bar and search for “Software Center”
  3. Once in the Software Center, select Applications on the right hand navigation.
    Windows Software Center
     
  4. Find the SPSS icon with the most current version number.
    Windows Service Center SPSS Icon
     
  5. Click the icon, and select install.
    Windows Software Center SPSS Install
     
  6. The install should occur in the background.

 

macOS

If you are using a Mac/Apple device, please contact the UAA Technical Support Center, 907-786-4646 or uaa.techsupport@alaska.edu, for access to the download file.

 

Updated Versions

Note If you are updating from a previous license version, ie licenses issued prior to August 2018, you will first need to uninstall your current version of SPSS. When updating versions, all data files will remain in their saved folders, unless they have been saved in the program folder. Data files saved in the program folder may be erased.

For updated versions, please follow the original install instructions and simply select the newer version file. The newest version will write over the old version.

 

Activating Add-Ons

  1. Go to the Windows Start Menu and Search under IBM SPSS Statistics for the IBM SPSS Statistics License Authorization Wizard.
     Windows Start Menu SPSS License Authorization Wizard
     
  2. Once the Wizard is open Click Next.
     SPSS Authorization Wizard Next
     
  3. Choose Authorized User License and click Next.
    SPSS Authorization Wizard Auth User License
     
  4. Enter the additional license key codes provided to you and click.
    Continue as needed until all key codes have been entered.
    SPSS Authorization Wizard Key Entry
     
  5. Once licensed are activated, click finish.

 

Uninstalling

Note when uninstalling, all data files will remain in their saved folders, unless they have been saved in the program folder. Data files saved in the program folder may be erased.

  1. Click the search button in the Task Bar and search for "Programs." You should get a result for "Add or Remove Programs."
  2. Click on "Add or Remove Programs" which will open the "Apps & Features" window.
    Windows Apps and Features with SPSS Icon
     
  3. Either scroll down the list, or use the search field to find IBM SPSS Statistics.
    Windows Apps and Features screen searching for SPSS program
     
  4. Select the IBM SPSS Statistic icon, and click "Uninstall."
    Windows Apps and Features with SPSS and Uninstall button

     
  5. A window will pop up notifying you that the application and it's related info will be deleted, click "Uninstall" again.
  6. The program will be uninstalled in the background. You may see a few windows appear temporarily on your screen.

Is there any additional information I should know about?

For additional assistance contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at uaa.techsupport@alaska.edu, or you can use the Seawolf Tech Portal to submit a Add or Change SPSS Software Licenses ticket.

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Article ID: 32
Created
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