|Date: ||Sun, 31 Mar 1996 07:15:29 GMT|
|Reply-To: ||"J.ennis" <76447.2426@COMPUSERVE.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"J.ennis" <76447.2426@COMPUSERVE.COM>|
|Organization: ||CompuServe, Inc. (1-800-689-0736)|
|Subject: ||Re: A misrepresentation by an SPSS official|
A comment from a naive on-looker to this debate (which by the way
reminds me of school-yard stuff!).... How many universities and
colleges use SPSS and how many use Statistica? How many federal
government agencies/state government and municiple governments use
each? Reading thru peer reviewed professional journals in any
research field, how many researchers referenced SPSS in their
methods section and how many referenced Statistica?
No, I do not work for SPSS, Inc. !
From a user's perspective (a professional user) the differences in
the two products that were identified in the Mag. article are
inconsequential (?not statistically significant). I go with what
I was trained to use, with something that seems to be an industry
standard / leader (SPSS or SAS for example) unless the differences
Just a comment from the peanut gallery.