WHICH SOFTWARE IS BETTER FOR RESEARCH? SPSS or MS-EXCEL
Updated: Mar 30, 2020
Having data’s in research will prove its authenticity and credibility. Providing with the right numerical, statistics, graphs will ensure the reliability of the research. It facilitates in better understanding of the information provided. Thus, the inclusion of data is highly recommended for research.
The advancement of technology has aided in keeping track of counts and numbers. Various online statistic analyzing websites have emerged to ease the process. PSPP, SPSS, MS-EXCEL, JASP and many more have evolved over the period of time.
But the major comparison is between the two ultra-giants in the statistical world .i.e. between SPSS and EXCEL.
SPSS or Statistical Package for the Social Sciences is used for interactive statistical analysis. It reflects on the original market situation. Although it was earlier used in the marketing sphere, SPSS has now gained Health Science as its territory as well.
MS-EXCEL has ruled the statistical world for ages due to its user friendly interface and its ability to manage and organize massive data. It aids in analyzing data in a systematic manner.
Whereas the emergence of SPSS has overshadowed the reach of MS-EXCEL. SPSS provides its users with various additional services in comparison to MS-EXCEL. It is ideal for sophisticated and complex analysis. It also serves better purpose for plotting and data compilation. In comparison to MS-EXCEL, SPSS can provide better modeling, preparation of graphics and analyzing. It works quicker than MS-EXCEL.
But on a better note MS-EXCEL is a perfect tool for beginners and initial level of data analysis. It is cost-efficient in contrast to SPSS and is very user friendly. It is less complex.
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