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Hurst Hall Room 202

Mon - Thur: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sat: Noon - 7 pm
Sun: Closed

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016


IBM SPSS Statistics is one of the most popular general purpose predictive analytics software available. It is a useful data analysis software for introducing students to statistical analysis. With an easy-to-navigate point-and-click graphical user interface, SPSS is an excellent choice for Bivariate Statistics, Data Management, and Regression Analysis.

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Where can I use SPSS on campus?

If you want staff on hand to assist you with SPSS, come to the CRTL lab during our regular hours. If you have a complex problem, please contact us by phone (202-885-3862) or email ( to set-up an appointment, otherwise, just drop in!

SPSS can be accessed in the following campus computer labs:

  • CTRL lab
  • Anderson Computing Cluster
  • Kreeger Lab
  • SPA Lab

How can I get SPSS on my computer?

SPSS is available for access by any member of the AU community through the Virtual Computing Lab (VCL). For more information, click here.

SPSS is available for free installation on AU owned computers. Please contact us by phone (202-885-3862) or email ( to request an installation.

How can I get support using SPSS for research or for class?

  • One-on-one assistance (drop-in during regular hours, or schedule an appointment
  • In-Class Tutorials (standard or custom tailored, request)


What workshops do you offer?

CTRL Lab offers a variety of workshops each semester to train members of the AU community in the software that it supports. Examples of workshops we have offered in the past can be seen below, and you can follow the link to view our current schedule. If you are interested receiving training that is not listed in our regular workshop schedule, please contact us by email to request an appointment.

Introduction to SPSS: Designed for first time and very-new users, this workshop teaches the following basic skills: Import and Save Data; Recode Variables; Generate Descriptive Statistics; Run Correlations and Linear Regressions; Create Histograms, Bar Charts, and Scatter Plots.

Intermediate SPSS: This workshop is designed to help advance your SPSS skills beyond the basic levels. Using a combination of syntax and the point-and-click interface, you will learn how to: Recode and manage data; Run Descriptive statistics; Create univariate graphs; Create bivariate graphs; Run bivariate analyses; Run multivariate regression analysis.

Advanced SPSS –Logit and Probit: This workshop is designed to give a basic understanding of how to preform Logistic Unit and Probability Unit Regressions in SPSS, which are standard ways of running regressions with discrete dependent variables. We will use a combination of the SPSS point-and-click interface and syntax coding.

To view the schedule of workshops, click here.

If you want to take a workshop that is not on our schedule, contact us, and we can arrange a one-on-one session.

For registration information, click here.

What resources can I access online?

Introduction to SPSS (handout, data)

Intermediate SPSS (handout, data, code)

Advanced SPSS (handout, data, code)

SPSS support at UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education

SPSS support at Princeton University Library

SPSS Official Website

SPSS Resources on YouTube

CTRL Lab Info

Fall & Spring Hours:
Mon - Thur: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sat: 12 pm - 7 pm
Sun: Closed

Summer & Winter Break Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Hurst Hall, Room 202

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For help with CTRL supported activities, visit the lab during business hours, call 202-885-3862, email For people who are traveling, we can arrange for support via Skype - contact us for more information.

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