Install SPSS Software

Overview

SPSS Statistics is a software package by IBM used for statistical analysis. IT Services has negotiated an SPSS Licensing Agreement that allows University of Alaska departments to purchase certain SPSS products at a discounted price. Additionally, the agreement enables providing an SPSS base to students associated with the UAA Anchorage campus, Kenai Peninsula College, and the University of Alaska Southeast at no charge. This article will walk you through what SPSS is, and how to properly install it.

In this article:

What materials do I need?

Your computer must have the minimum requirements listed below to be able to install and run SPSS:

Mac

  • macOS Catalina (10.15), or later
  • 4GB of RAM

Windows

  • 64-bit Version of Windows 10 and above
  • 4GB of RAM

How do I use this technology?

Products Available

The following products available for purchase under this agreement are:

  • SPSS Base with Advanced Statistics and Regression add-ons
    • For both Mac and Windows
  • AMOS add-on limited quantity available to departments only
  • Custom Tables add-on limited quantity available to departments only
  • Missing Values add-on limited quantity available to departments only
  • Additional add-ons not listed here are available for direct purchase from IBM. Available to departments only

Who Can Use These Products

This licensing program is available to UAA departments, faculty, and staff for purchase and use on University-owned equipment for University-related activities. Licenses are issued on a per-computer basis. If your department is interested in purchasing SPSS software from this agreement, please complete a Request SPSS License ticket for pricing and availability.

Students who are registered for classes at the UAA-Anchorage Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, and the University of Alaska Southeast have access to the SPSS Base with Advanced Statistics and Regression free of charge.

IT Services uses a software tracking system that logs when an individual uses SPSS. This system allows for reports and audits on username, workstation name, and time spent within the program.

Installation

GlobalProtect VPN

To use and activate the SPSS license off of the UA network you will need to be connected to GlobalProtect VPN. Please visit the following Knowledge Base (KB) articles for more information:

Students on personal devices

UAA Anchorage-Campus, Kenai Peninsula Campus, and University of Alaska Southeast students all have access to download and use SPSS base with Regression and Advanced Statistics. To install:

  1. If you are not on-campus and connected to the UAA WiFi - Anchorage network, ensure you are connected to GlobalProtect VPN.
  2. Open the Student Software Support KB article.
  3. Scroll down to IBM SPSS Statistics in the Supported Software table.
  4. Click the download link for the installer appropriate for your computer operating system.
  5. When prompted enter your UA credentials (UA Username and password). This is the same login information you use for UA Gmail, UAOnline, or UA Blackboard.
  6. Once the file is downloaded, double-click the file to begin the installation.
  7. After the installation, go to the Activating Installation section to activate SPSS.

Departments

Before having access to the installation, Departments and University Employees must submit a Request SPSS License ticket to initiate the quote or purchase process.

UAA-issued Windows computers
Note
If you are updating from a previous license version, i.e. licenses issued prior to August 2018, you will first need to uninstall your current version of SPSS. When uninstalling, all data files will remain in their saved folders, unless they have been saved in the program folder. Data files saved in the program folder may be erased.
  1. Click the search button in the Task Bar and search for Software Center.
  2. Once in the Software Center, select Applications on the left-hand navigation.
    Windows Software Center
     
  3. Find the SPSS icon with the most current version number.
    Windows Service Center SPSS Icon
     
  4. Click the icon, and select the Install button.
    Windows Software Center SPSS Install
     
  5. The installation should occur in the background.
  6. Once installed, the button should say Uninstall and Status: Installed
UAA-issued macOS computers

Please refer to the Need additional help or have issues section to request the download file.

Activating Installation

Important
  • In some cases, the IBM SPSS software installer may not properly activate/register the software against the university's software licensing server. If the software on your computer is not registered, the Activate IBM SPSS Statistics wizard will open the first time you start the IBM SPSS software. Please follow the steps below to complete the activation process.
  • If you are not on-campus and connected to the UAA WiFi - Anchorage network or wired network, ensure you are connected to GlobalProtect VPN.

 

  1. At the Activate IBM SPSS Statistics window, click Launch License Wizard.
    IBM SPSS Production Activation Prompt
     
  2. At the License Status screen, click Next.
    IBM SPSS License Status dialog window
     
  3. At the Product Authorization screen, select Concurrent user license (My organization purchased the product and my administrator gave me a computer name or IP address). Then click Next.
    IBM SPSS Product Authorization dialog
     
  4. At the License Manager screen, enter spss.uaa.alaska.edu and then click Next.
    IBM SPSS License Manager dialog
     
  5. When the Licensing Completed screen finishes updating, click Finish to close the license activation window.
    IBM SPSS Licensing Completed dialog window

 

Activating Add-Ons

  1. Go to the Windows Start Menu and search under IBM SPSS Statistics for the IBM SPSS Statistics License Authorization Wizard.
     Windows Start Menu SPSS License Authorization Wizard
     
  2. Once the Wizard is open Click Next.
     SPSS Authorization Wizard Next
     
  3. Choose Authorized User License and click Next.
    SPSS Authorization Wizard Auth User License
     
  4. Enter the additional license key codes provided to you and click. Continue as needed until all key codes have been entered.
    SPSS Authorization Wizard Key Entry
     
  5. Once the license is activated, click Finish.

Updated Versions

If you are updating from a previous license version, i.e. licenses issued prior to August 2018, you will first need to uninstall your current version of SPSS. When updating versions, all data files will remain in their saved folders, unless they have been saved in the program folder. Data files saved in the program folder may be erased.

For updated versions, please follow the original install instructions and simply select the newer version file. The newest version will be written over the old version.

Uninstallation

When uninstalling, all data files will remain in their saved folders, unless they have been saved in the program folder. Data files saved in the program folder may be erased.

  1. Click the search button in the Task Bar and search for "Programs." You should get a result for "Add or Remove Programs."
  2. Click on "Add or Remove Programs" which will open the "Apps & Features" window.
    Windows Apps and Features with SPSS Icon
     
  3. Either scroll down the list, or use the search field to find IBM SPSS Statistics.
    Windows Apps and Features screen searching for SPSS program
     
  4. Select the IBM SPSS Statistic icon, and click "Uninstall."
    Windows Apps and Features with SPSS and Uninstall button

     
  5. A window will pop up notifying you that the application and its related info will be deleted, click "Uninstall" again.
  6. The program will be uninstalled in the background. You may see a few windows appear temporarily on your screen.

Need additional help or have issues

For support, requests may be submitted anytime by Requesting Support for the IBM SPSS Statistics service. Support Requests are worked by Priority based on the Impact and Urgency of need as well as the order they are received by the IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

For immediate assistance please review the Contact US page for ways to contact the appropriate support group.

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