SPSS Statistics 126.96.36.199.
November 3, 2020
IBM just announced the general availability of SPSS Statistics 188.8.131.52.
This modification release introduces new statistical tests, enhancements to existing procedures and functional enhancements that will improve everyday usability.
Like a traditional Fix Pack, this modification release includes many quality improvements, but with the added benefit of those new additions.
Statistical Procedures and Enhancements
Z-Test for Proportions: One-Sample, Paired-Samples, Independent-Samples
Found under the Analyze > Compare Means menu, for which proportions are the means of binary variables, the new Proportions procedures allows users to run three different tests for proportions when handling binary outcomes.
Reliability Analysis Enhancement: McDonalds Omega
As part of the Reliability procedure, McDonalds Omega allows users an alternative to the Cronbach’s Alpha statistic. To find this enhancement go to Analyze > Scale > Reliability Analysis, and under the Model dropdown on the Reliability Analysis dialog, select Omega.
Watch video on McDonalds Omega in SPSS Statistics 184.108.40.206 here.
Bivariate Correlation Enhancement: Added Confidence Intervals
This enhancement in SPSS Statistics 220.127.116.11 is found in the dialog menu of Bivariate Correlations under the Confidence Intervals sub dialog. Users will be able to set the confidence interval parameter, apply the bias adjustment if desired for Pearson Correlation, and choose between various methods for other correlation coefficients.
Watch the video on the enhancement for Bivariate Correlation Confidence Intervals here.
Along with the new additions above we have also included confidence intervals for CONTRAST output in one-way ANOVA, added bootstrapping and multiple imputation to Proportions, and made an enhancement to multiple imputation predictive mean matching to enable the ability to choose the number of potential matching cases.
Session Management: Restore Points
This extension to the auto-recovery functionality introduced in SPSS Statistics 18.104.22.168 allows users to save a point in time in their analysis that users can revert back to if needed later in the analysis, while still enabling the user to continue down the current analytic path. Session Management is found on the Welcome Dialog on the Restore Points tab next to the Recent Files and Sample Files tabs. On the Restore Points tab users will find both their Auto-Recovery files, as well as saved Restore Points.
Learn how to get the most out of Session Management Restore Points by watching the video here.
Output Enhancements: Editor Experience
Several enhancements were introduced in SPSS Statistics 22.214.171.124 for Chart Builder, as well as the Table & Chart Editors. These improvements decrease the number of clicks needed to get customizable output in the application by utilizing new toolbar additions and experiences.
Learn how to utilize the enhancements for customizing output here.
An improvement to SPSS Statistics Syntax was also introduced in SPSS Statistics 126.96.36.199 which allows users to select variables from the active data set using type ahead functionality. This will improve efficiency in writing scripts and make it easier for users to find the correct variables to reference from the active data set.
Additional Product Information
If you already have version 188.8.131.52 and would like to upgrade to 184.108.40.206, download the new installer from the IBM Passport Advantage website. Your version 27 software authorization code(s) will work with the new version and will be automatically applied when you install 220.127.116.11 on a machine that currently has version 27.0.