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SPSS 1 & SPSS 2 Workshop Materials

SPSS Workshop Files


SPSS 1 (Live)

SPSS 2 (Live)

eBook - The 5 Things to Know About Statistics

SPSS ~ GSU Access + Additional Learning Resources

SPSS is on ALL of the University Library computers - it's listed as IBM SPSS.

Other access options:

  • SPSS is currently available for free download to GSU faculty, staff, and student personally-owned computers from the GSU University-Licensed Software download page -- once in software download site:

    1. Scroll to SPSS and click blue LOG IN TO DOWNLOAD button > login with your CampusID/password

    2. Next page: Click the SPSS version you wish to download (there's usually 1-2 versions available, when in doubt pick the latest one).

    3. Next page: Use dropdown to select your OS (Windows or Mac) > click Add to Cart button (don't worry it's free to you as a GSU person!) > in pop-up window click Check Out button

    4. Next pages: "Sign" agreement and click Accept button > checkbox that you're not a robot > click Download button.

    5. Walk through download/installation steps, and when prompted for license number: Go back to software site > in top right corner, click the dropdown arrow next to "Hello, [your name]" to go to My Accounts/ Orders > click View Details button and then word Instructions > copy the authorization code to paste in installation step.

  • If you have issues with installing SPSS, please contact campus IT at

  • Via the vLab virtual desktop environment
    • If you're off-campus, you'll also need to download and login to the VPN.
    • The vLab allows a maximum of 300 concurrent users..   

Questions re: Statistical Analysis?

Questions re: doing statistical analysis?

Below are some FAQs about SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R as well as tips for when to use what statistical analysis software, converting files amongst different softwares, and choosing what statistical analyses to run given your variable types.

Statistical Analysis Software
How to do Statistical Analysis

Finding & Collecting Data ~ Resources

The resources highlighted on the Statistics and Data guide's Finding Raw Data tab will enable you to find existing raw data (or "datasets") with which to do your own data analysis.


The resources on the Statistics and Data guide's Collecting New Data tab include information about the Qualtrics survey tool, tips and places to identify existing surveys and measurement scales, and links to GSU's Human Subjects/IRB sources.