In addition to the possibility of using IBM SPSS or AMOS via remote Citrix VirtualApps access or on computers located in the University libraries, labs and computer rooms our site licence with IBM Inc. allows for free of charge “at home” installation for Higher Degree Research students (PhD, Doctor of Education, Masters by Research).
HDR students and their supervisors need to ensure that this additional "at home" access to the software, is requested at times of anticipated peak usage, to gain the most benefit from their access to this statistical package. Students that are, for example, early in their research candidatures and seeking to just briefly explore the software, should do so via Citrix VirtualApps or using computers at the university (library, computer labs, postgraduate rooms, etc.).
To obtain access to the software you will need to complete a request form via Service One.
Private licence option is also opened in special circumstances to non-HDR postgraduate students. These circumstances may relate to rare situations where after testing of VirtualApps arrangements the slow speed of the internet connection in a remote location may impair the performance of using IBM SPSS or AMOS via Citrix VA.
Masters by Coursework (undertaking research projects) and Honours students are eligible to ask their research supervisors to raise a request for software individual licence on their behalf using a request form via Service One.
After confirming your eligibility IDS will provide you with an individualised authorisation code which will be valid until 31 January the following year. To extend the access to the software for another year, a new Service One application would have to be submitted. Version 28 of IBM SPSS, which is also used on all university-owned computers, can be provided.
If there are insufficient licenses available through the University subsidised scheme, you then may have the same options as for undergraduate students.
- The distribution of IBM SPSS for private use works in the same way as buying software independently from a retail store. Successful applicants need to take care of their own computers and install and license the software themselves following the instructions provided.
- The software can be used only for non-commercial academic research. Non-commercial academic research means research by degree-seeking students and staff where (i) the results of such research are not intended primarily for the benefit of a third party; (ii) such results are made available to anyone without restriction on use, copying or further distribution; and (iii) any copy of any such result is furnished for no more than the cost of hosting, reproduction, and shipping.
- The applicant should check the system requirements before applying for software.
- University statistical consultant runs various statistical workshops which utilise the IBM SPSS.