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SPSS Guide

Fall 2020: Students need to download SPSS version 27 provided below in this guide. For version 27, IBM only provides a 64-bit option for PCs; 32-bit computers can use version 26. Have your instructor contact the library for links to the version 26 download for you.

IBM's Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) is a statistical program for data analysis available to Davenport students and employees.


PC 64-Bit Download Instructions

  1. Click SPSS Version 27 64-Bit for PC
  2. Enter your Davenport login if prompted
  3. Check the SPSS_27_Campus_Edition_64-bit_CLIENT.zipfile
  4. Select Download Package
  5. Save the zipped file to your computer
  6. Unzip the saved file
  7. Select the .exe setup file
  8. Select Next at the License screen
  9. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and Next at the Software License Agreement window
  10. Select Next at the Destination Folder window to install the folder in the destination provided
  11. Select Install at the Ready to Install the Program window
  12. Select OK if warned that the software may require your computer to reboot
  13. When it is finished installing, click Finish and leave the default check mark so it will open. When the software first opens, it will ask for a license number.
  14. Select the Authorized user license (I purchased a single copy of the product). choice and when it asks for the license number insert the license file number for SPSS Campus Edition in the box.
  15. After downloading, it will not automatically create a shortcut (Windows 10 will place it in your Start Menu). You can create your own by going to C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\27\stats.exe and right click on it and send a shortcut to your desktop.
  16. If you have any other download difficulties or questions, you can:

Mac Download Instructions

  1. Click SPSS Version 27 for Mac
  2. Enter your Davenport login if prompted
  3. Check the SPSS Campus Edition SPSS SS_CLIENT_27.0_MAC_OS_MULTILINGUA.pkg file
  4. Select Download Package
  5. Save the zipped file to your computer
  6. After download is complete, open the file (this should automatically unzip/extract it) and start the installation
  7. Select Continue at the Introduction screen
  8. Select Continue at the License screen
  9. Select Agree for the license terms prompt
  10. Select Install at the Installation Type screen (you may need to enter your credentials to proceed)
  11. Select Next > at the License Status prompt
  12. At the Product Authorization prompt:
    1. Select the authorized user license choice
    2. Select Next >
    3. When it asks for the license number insert the license file number for SPSS Campus Edition in the box
    4. Select Add
    5. Select Next >
    6. After the Internet Authorization Status completes, select Next >
    7. Select Finish
  13. If you have any other download difficulties or questions, you can:

SPSS License

If you have received permission from your instructor and are using a copy of SPSS Version 26 because you have a 32-bit PC system, use this license file number for Version 26 SPSS Campus Edition.