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The computer program SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) was released in its first version in the 1960s and is probably the most widely used program for statistical analysis in social science, and is also used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, and others.

The program SPSS is sold by a company, also called SPSS. This is a little confusing, since the company SPSS sells a wide range of software for statistical analysis - including, but not limited to, SPSS the program. SPSS no longer stands for "Statistical Package for the Social Sciences" - it doesn't stand for anything any more.

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