Answered By: IT Services
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2023     Views: 5825

SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) is a statistical software package that analyses quantitative data.

1. You can download Windows and Mac versions of SPSS via the IT Services webpage on the Student Hub, in the 'software' section. Scroll down to SPSS

2. Once the file has downloaded locate it within the downloads folder

3. Right click on the file and click Extract All… If you do not have the option for extract all, you will need to install a separate zip software such as 7Zip or PeaZip. These can be found on their official websites. Please refer to documentation on their websites on how to install and operate these softwares

Windows right click shows Extract All as fourth option

4. Select the location you want the file to be extracted to and click the tick box Show extracted files when complete

5. Double click on the SPSS application file to run the installer

6. The SPSS installer will then open. Read the text on each page carefully and click Next if you agree. A final pop up will appear when you have agreed each stage. By clicking Agree, you agree to the terms and conditions so please read it carefully

SPSS installer terms and conditions. Next is bottom middle button

7. The installation window will appear when you have agreed the terms. On the page click Install

8. Once SPSS is installed, a new window will appear. Click Finish to launch SPSS

9. The Activate IBM SPSS Statistics window will then appear. Click Launch License Wizard. You will be getting an activation code at step 11

SPSS launch wizard.

10. When the License Wizard appears Click Next and then on the next page tick the Authorized User option and click Next

SPSS product authorisation. You are an authorised user with a code

11.  You will then need the SPSS licence code. This is on the IT Services Software page on the Student Hub

12. Enter the code and click Add, then click Next

SPSS now needs the code. Enter the code and press add

13. The Licencing Complete window finishes the process. Click next and then click Finish and you will be ready to use SPSS.

Where can I get support downloading SPSS?

If you have tried these steps and you are still having trouble, IT Services will be happy to help you. You can visit IT Services on the SID on the ground floor of the Learning Hub:

  • Mondays to Thursdays 8.30am to 5pm
  • Fridays 10am to 5pm.

You can also call the IT helpdesk on 01604 893333:

  • Mondays to Thursdays 8am to 5pm
  • Fridays 8am to 9am, and then 10am to 5pm.

You can also raise a ticket in the IT Portal at any time.

Where can I get help using SPSS?

The Maths and Stats team, as part of the Learning Development team, in Library and Learning Services will be happy to help you use SPSS. We have information about the Maths and Stats team and how you can attend a drop-in or book a tutorial with them.

LinkedIn Learning also has videos to help you use SPSS. LinkedIn Learning is free for students and staff of UON to use. We have a guide that will help you get started with LinkedIn Learning.