Which SPSS Grad Pack should I buy?


At a very high level…
SPSS Statistics Base is useful for learning basic statistics. If non-linear regression, GLM, MANOVA or other more advanced functions are required, students should purchase SPSS Standard at a minimum. Students who need to perform missing values analysis or categories will require SPSS Premium.

Amos is required to perform structural equation modelling. Purchasing Amos alone does not provide access to SPSS Statistics software.

For v29 only:

  • Base Grad Packs now include bootstrapping and data preparation capabilities
  • Standard Grad Packs include bootstrapping, data preparation and custom tables functions.

If you are unsure we recommend checking with your university or college, or if you don’t know which Statistics functions you need, purchase SPSS Statistics Premium which contains all the stats modules.

The table below is a basic guide to the modules in each Grad Pack. For more detail on the specific functionality, check out the detailed guide.

Click Here for a Detailed Guide to SPSS Grad Pack Features (PDF) 


Quick Guide to Feature Differences

Features Base Standard Premium Amos
Core functionality  
IBM SPSS Statistics Base  
IBM SPSS Data Preparation (in v29 only) (in v29 only)  
IBM SPSS Bootstrapping (in v29 only) (in v29 only)  
IBM SPSS Custom Tables   (in v29 only)  
IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics    
IBM SPSS Regression    
IBM SPSS Categories      
IBM SPSS Forecasting      
IBM SPSS Missing Values      
IBM SPSS Decision Trees      
IBM SPSS Neural Networks      
IBM SPSS Complex Samples      
IBM SPSS Conjoint      
IBM SPSS Exact Tests      
IBM SPSS Direct Marketing