IBM SPSS Statistics Base

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IBM® SPSS® Statistics Base (formerly PASW® Statistics Base) is easy to use and forms the foundation for many types of statistical analyses.

The procedures within IBM SPSS Statistics Base will enable you to get a quick look at your data, formulate hypotheses for additional testing, and then carry out a number of statistical and analytic procedures to help clarify relationships between variables, create clusters, identify trends and make predictions.

  • Quickly access and analyze massive datasets
  • Easily prepare and manage your data for analysis
  • Analyze data with a comprehensive range of statistical procedures
  • Easily build charts with sophisticated reporting capabilities
  • Discover new insights in your data with tables, graphs, cubes and pivoting technology
  • Quickly build dialog boxes or let advanced users create customized dialog boxes that make your organization’s analyses easier and more efficient

What's New in IBM SPSS Statistics Base 19?

  • Automatic Linear Models – A new family of algorithms makes it possible for business analysts and analytic professionals to build powerful linear models in an easy and automated manner.
  • Syntax Editor – More than a dozen performance and ease-of-use enhancements for writing syntax in the syntax editor based on customer feedback, including tooltip tip displaying the “name,” improved scrolling, improved indentation of lines, toggle commenting “on” or “off”, the ability to split the syntax editor window, and many more.
  • Default Measurement Level – When a data file is opened, a measurement level is automatically assigned so business analysts can focus on solving their business problem rather than manually setting the measurement level.
  • Faster Performance – Save time when creating reports that involve large tables or a large number of smaller tables. Creating pivot tables in the output is now up to 200% times faster than before. In addition, tables will also take up less memory.
  • - Easily score new customer data, access pre-built models, and interface directly with data in

With IBM SPSS Statistics Base you can be confident in your analytic results. This comprehensive software solution includes a wide range of procedures and tests to solve your business and research challenges.

Descriptive Statistics

  • Crosstabulations - Counts, percentages, residuals, marginals, tests of independence, test of linear association, measure of linear association, ordinal data measures, nominal by interval measures, measure of agreement, relative risk estimates for case control and cohort studies.
  • Frequencies - Counts, percentages, valid and cumulative percentages; central tendency, dispersion, distribution and percentile values.
  • Descriptives - Central tendency, dispersion, distribution and Z scores.
  • Descriptive ratio statistics - Coefficient of dispersion, coefficient of variation, price-related differential and average absolute deviance.
  • Compare means - Choose whether to use harmonic or geometric means; test linearity; compare via independent sample statistics, paired sample statistics or one-sample t test.
  • ANOVA and ANCOVA - Conduct contrast, range and post hoc tests; analyze fixed-effects and random-effects measures; group descriptive statistics; choose your model based on four types of the sum-of-squares procedure; perform lack-of-fit tests; choose balanced or unbalanced design; and analyze covariance with up to 10 methods.
  • Correlation - Test for bivariate or partial correlation, or for distances indicating similarity or dissimilarity between measures.
  • Nonparametric tests - Chi-square, Binomial, Runs, one-sample, two independent samples, k-independent samples, two related samples, k-related samples.
  • Explore - Confidence intervals for means; M-estimators; identification of outliers; plotting of findings.

Tests to Predict Numerical Outcomes and Identify Groups:

IBM SPSS Statistics Base contains procedures for the projects you are working on now and any new ones to come. You can be confident that you’ll always have the analytic tools you need to get the job done quickly and effectively.

  • Factor Analysis - Used to identify the underlying variables, or factors, that explain the pattern of correlations within a set of observed variables. In IBM SPSS Statistics Base, the factor analysis procedure provides a high degree of flexibility, offering:
    • Seven methods of factor extraction
    • Five methods of rotation, including direct oblimin and promax for nonorthogonal rotations
    • Three methods of computing factor scores. Also, scores can be saved as variables for further analysis
  • K-means Cluster Analysis - Used to identify relatively homogeneous groups of cases based on selected characteristics, using an algorithm that can handle large numbers of cases but which requires you to specify the number of clusters. Select one of two methods for classifying cases, either updating cluster centers iteratively or classifying only.
  • Hierarchical Cluster Analysis - Used to identify relatively homogeneous groups of cases (or variables) based on selected characteristics, using an algorithm that starts with each case in a separate cluster and combines clusters until only one is left. Analyze raw variables or choose from a variety of standardizing transformations. Distance or similarity measures are generated by the Proximities procedure. Statistics are displayed at each stage to help you select the best solution.
  • TwoStep Cluster Analysis - Group observations into clusters based on nearness criterion, with either categorical or continuous level data; specify the number of clusters or let the number be chosen automatically.
  • Discriminant - Offers a choice of variable selection methods, statistics at each step and in a final summary; output is displayed at each step and/or in final form.
  • Linear Regression - Choose from six methods: backwards elimination, forced entry, forced removal, forward entry, forward stepwise selection and R2 change/test of significance; produces numerous descriptive and equation statistics.
  • Ordinal regression—PLUM - Choose from seven options to control the iterative algorithm used for estimation, to specify numerical tolerance for checking singularity, and to customize output; five link functions can be used to specify the model.
  • Nearest Neighbor analysis - Use for prediction (with a specified outcome) or for classification (with no outcome specified); specify the distance metric used to measure the similarity of cases; and control whether missing values or categorical variables are treated as valid values.