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IBM SPSS Statistics Valuable Features

NS
Database Consultant at a pharma/biotech company

The features that I have found most valuable are the Bayesian statistics and descriptive statistics. I use these more often because in pharma companies and clinical hospitals they make the medicines by taking the feedback from different patients. For example, there could be a neuro-disorder patient or a normal IT employee who may be an introvert, confined to his own space and doesn't want to mingle with people or more inclined towards reading books and stuff like that. You have a cross-section of the community. If a patient comes to the doctors with a little bit of mental depression because of the work pressure or anything else, we collect this data, put up a questionnaire to him about his personality traits, why he's feeling depressed, what are the factors affecting his mental attitude and those kinds of questions and we collect that kind of data. Depending on the data we draw a graph and we give a statistical analysis to the doctors, as well.

Then simultaneously, we give this feedback to the pharma companies, so that depending on the data, they determine which medicine they have and what medicine they could develop. That is the kind of work that we do.

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EzzAbdelfattah - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Professor of Statistics at KAU

This product provides the opportunity to better explore data and provide complete data analysis because it works both with modeling and non-parametric analysis.  

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FR
Director, Systems Management & MIS Operations at a university with 201-500 employees

The SPSS interface is very accessible and user-friendly. It's really easy to get information in it. I've shared it with experts and beginners, and everyone can navigate it. It's a dashboard where they can get more information. And then, if they want to do a deeper dive into some things, they tell us, and we will work with the research department. We can either add or point to the field or fields and give them some more details. 

Say, for example, you wanted to see things like class registration broken down by area of study. So instead of just looking at enrollment, you can dive into specifics about which courses students are taking and what popular disciplines. We can do all that with SPSS. 

It's also customizable. You can add or remove features as needed to make it fit what you're looking for. Instructions for how to do this are all over our website. For example, on the research page, you see a default report, but you can pretty much create your own version that highlights what you want to show.

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PD
Learning and Development Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution is quite robust. I wouldn't pick one most valuable feature, but everything is quite handy. If you want to do a quick analysis, SPSS is quite robust and quicker in terms of providing the output. Python does take large sets of data, and it has more functionalities, but in terms of quick turnaround, I think SPSS is quite good.

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Laurence Moseley - PeerSpot reviewer
Professor of Health Services Research at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

I've found the descriptive statistics and cross-tabs valuable. The very simple correlations and regressions are as well.

The automated statistics testing and principle components analysis are very useful as well.

I've also found the decision tree elements pretty useful too.

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LaurenceMoseley - PeerSpot reviewer
Professor of Health Services Research at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature of IBM SPSS Statistics is all the functionality it provides. Additionally, it is simple to do the five-way analysis that you can into multidimensional setup space. It's the multidimensional space facility that is most useful.

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CM
Founder and General Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The most valuable features are the solution is easy to use, training new users is not difficult, and our usage is comprehensive because the whole service is beneficial.

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RE
Consultant, Intelligent Process Automation at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Capability analysis is one of the main and valuable functions. We also do some hypothesis testing in Minitab and summary stats. These are the functions that we find very useful.

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YG
Advanced analytics at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

You can quickly build models because it does the work for you.

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Charo Bruera - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultora asociada especialista en Ciencia at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

The most valuable features are the small learning curve and its ability to hold a lot of data.

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IBM SPSS Statistics
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about IBM SPSS Statistics. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
620,600 professionals have used our research since 2012.