Statistical Support: About This Tutorial

Providing statistical assistance for undergraduates and graduate students with their data set.

What is SPSS?

SPSS is a data management and analysis software package, maintained by IBM. On the surface it looks a lot like a spreadsheet and performs many of the same functions. Unlike most spreadsheets, however, SPSS provides easy access to a large bevvy of statistical tests and graphics and supports much larger datasets. It is probably the most popular and well-known commercial statistical software within the Education, Sociology and Psychology department.


Where can I use SPSS?

SPSS is available for use in Knowledge Commons (Level 2), as well as using the Remote access options at the College of Social and Behavioral Science website,

Statistical Programming Assistance

The Marriott Library's Statistics Graduate Teaching Assistant for Fall 2014 is Hanlei Zhu.  

Hanlei's office hours are:

Tuesdays 10AM-1PM

Wednesdays 9AM-12PM

Thursdays 10AM-1PM

To make an appointment with Hanlei outside of her office hours, contact


We want to thank the Instructional Services Librarian and Scholarly Commons Co-Coordinator at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Merinda Kaye Hensley, who granted permission to use their lib-guide templates.

In addition, University of Utah Professor Oakley E. Gordon, Ph.D. from the Psychology department, for allowing us to modify and display handouts from his Psy 5250/6250 class (Applied Statistics).

Finally, we'd like to thank Toni Yungai for developing this subject guide.

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