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Download instructions

Instructions for downloading SPSS onto Mac and Windows machines from our Secure dowloads area are available.   Please open or print the PDF guide and then log into the secure downloads area to access the files you need.

Renewing licence codes

Please follow these instructions to renew your SPSS licence.

What is SPSS?

SPSS (IBMs Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a computer application that provides statistical analysis of data. It allows for in-depth data access and preparation, analytical reporting, graphics and modelling.

In 2009 SPSS Inc. decided to change their product name from SPSS to Predictive Analytics Software (PASW). So you may see it also called this. The effective download of SPSS requires users to enter a licence code provided to us when when we renew the contract. Those with copies of SPSS that have been downloaded on to personal machines, will need to update to the new licence code yearly. The key to do this can be obtained form our secure downloads area.

More analytical power can be added by using optional SPSS (PASW) modules.

Who can use it

We have a site licence for this product that allows for its unlimited use on computers owned by the University. There is also provision for home use by University staff and students.

It is free?

SPSS is available for free to all staff and students.

Problems downloading SPSS

If you have tried, but, are not able to follow the download instructions. You can purchase a CD for £3 form the Campus Computer Shop (cost to cover our expenses not for the software). If there is a group of you who would find it easier to download it from a cd - one CD can be bought and passed around to share the cost.