IBM SPSS Statistics is a comprehensive, easy-to-use set of predictive analytic tools for business users, analysts, and statistical programmers.

More information on SPSS can be found here.

Capabilities, Benefits, and Key Features

  • Perform powerful analysis and easily build visualizations and reports through a point-and-click interface
  • Reduce data preparation time by identifying invalid values, viewing patterns of missing data, and summarizing variable distributions
  • Analyze large data sets and prepare data in a single step with automated data preparation
  • Run advanced and descriptive statistics, regression, and more with an integrated interface
  • Enhance SPSS syntax with R and Python using a library of extensions or by building your own
  • Store files and data on your computer rather than in the cloud with SPSS that’s installed locally

Limitations / Technology Requirements

Please ensure you are connected to MU-WIRELESS or if you are off-campus connected to MUVPN with Cisco AnyConnect before starting the installation and when using the application.

SPSS can be downloaded for both Mac and Windows. 

What can I expect?

  • Support Tier: Tier 2 - Sponsor Support: If students were to contact IT Help, they refer the user to an individual sponsor, typically an instructor of a given course. The sponsor would work directly with the vendor on any unresolved issues.

  • Acquisition Model: Remote Access: Miami provisions a host for instructors or students to use to access the application. Installation of software to access that host may be required. In some cases, a secure (VPN) connection to Miami may be required.

  • Licensing Model: Site license: Miami has negotiated terms that allow for all current students and instructors to use the application.

  • Authentication Model: Miami Single-Sign-On (SSO): Uses Miami's identify and access management to authenticate the user as a current student or instructor.

Who may use it?

Through a site-licensed contract, students, faculty, and staff may use IBM SPSS on their personally owned computers while on the campus network or connected to MUVPN from an off-campus location.

How do I get started?

Windows Users:

  1. Click on Download and Install to get started.
  2. Enter your Miami credentials when prompted, to begin the download. The installer will be saved in your Downloads folder. Do not power off, put to sleep, or disconnect from the network until the download completes.
  3. Click the file that was downloaded, displayed at the bottom of your browser window, to run the installer.
  4. Files will first be extracted, and then the installer will open several command windows. The command windows will close when the install is complete.
  5. Click Start, then type IBM SPSS to launch the application.

Mac Users:

  1. Click on Download and Install  to get started 
    • Enter your Miami credentials, if prompted, to begin the download
    • The installer will be saved to your Downloads folder
    • Do not power off, put to sleep, or disconnect from the network until the download completes
  2. Navigate to the location your web browser downloaded the pkg file
  3. Double click on the package file (.pkg) to start the install
  4. Click Continue to begin
  5. Click Continue
  6. Click Agree to agree to the license
  7. Click Continue when selecting a destination
  8. Click Install
  9. Click Close to complete the install
  10. Launch SPSS Statistics from the Applications folder
  11. The application will now open to a License not valid window;  click Launch License Wizard
  12. Click Next on the License Status window
  13. Select the radio button for Concurrent user license (My organization purchased the product and my administrator gave me a computer name or IP address) and click Next
  14. In the blank below License manager server name or IP address enter the following hostname spsshomeuse.miamioh.edu and click Next
  15. On the Licensing Completed window, click Finish
  16. If prompted to restart  SPSS, click Restart

Is there a charge to me or my department?

There is no charge to download or use SPSS.



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