Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:24:18 +0200
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Subject: Re: SPSS v. Access
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The one is a saw and the other a hammer.
We use several different products.
We us Blaise to make forms to do the interview with the participants of a
survey. The outcome thereof is converted to SPSS to draw conclusions of the
We use MSAccess for 'administration' purposes.
All the personal data of the particpants are in Access and we us it to keep
track of the dataflow, like who has not got a follow up yet and who did or
did someone forget to return the CSA-meter etc.
So Access is really a database type product and very suitable for that, SPSS
is a product to get the statistics out of the gathered data.
Just my eurocent.
Ing. C.P.J. de Boer
afd. Datamanagement & Systeembeheer
(020) 44 49828
Van: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]Namens Laura
Verzonden: woensdag 14 september 2005 14:45
Onderwerp: SPSS v. Access
I'm an SPSS user from way back and very happily use it to do almost
everything in my office except make the coffee. However, I know next to
nothing about Microsoft Access and database queries. Can you offer a
summary as to what type of projects and procedures Access (or other
database tools) might be useful for versus using SPSS?
I'm asking because some of my new staff members are long-time Access
users but know nothing about SPSS. I want them to be trained to use the
best tools for the job, but don't know which tools are best, and when
Laura Berry, Ed.D.
Director of Student Success & Institutional Research
North Arkansas College