Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 12:14:09 -0800
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From: "Hector E. Maletta" <hmaletta@OVERNET.COM.AR>
Subject: Re: Are there consulting opportunities in SPSS
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The probable reason, MHS, is SPSS is easier to use, and more users do
not require less professional help with SPSS than they require with
less-friendly old SAS. Organisations that work in the old-fashioned way
of having all computing tossed on the shoulders of some computer
specialist will likely tend to use SAS, while other organisations based
on a distributed computing capacity will tend to enable their people to
do it themselves, reserving professional help for complex issues that
arise from time to time. Thus, ads looking for jobs in this area will
tend to come from the first group of organisations.
That, at least, is an empirically testable hypothesis some researcher
may endeavour to look into. It may well be wrong, for all I know.
Dept of Social Science
Universidad del Salvador
Buenos Aires, Argentina
> Any thoughts on the consulting opportunities which do or do not exist for
> SPSS. If you talk to the SPSS reps they seem to think that there are
> opportunities out there; however, 95% of all statistical programming openings
> in the NE appear to be in SAS.
> Is this your experience, or does anyone know the channels (other than this
> newsgroup) to find SPSS work.