IBM SPSS Data Collection Author Professional

Create unique, sophisticated surveys with a powerful scripting language.

  • Overview
  • System Requirements

IBM® SPSS® Data Collection Author Professional (formerly PASW® Data Collection Author Professional) is a development environment for creating unique and sophisticated surveys.

IBM SPSS Data Collection Author Professional offers a powerful, survey-aware scripting language, based on Microsoft® technology, for creating surveys of any type or level of complexity for deployment through any channel and in any language.

  • Works seamlessly with IBM SPSS Data Collection Author Desktop and Server, allowing survey scripting experts and business users to collaborate on advanced surveys
  • Use macros, question templates, and examples at each step of the process to streamline survey creation and re-use time and time again
  • Create wizards for IBM SPSS Data Collection Author users to ensure consistency and make it easier for survey creators to add more sophisticated logic (for example, constant sum) without the need of technical assistance
Easy to navigate for interviewers
Create complex surveys through a survey scripting environment

Create complex surveys through a survey scripting environment

  • Incorporate and re-use functions and routines to minimize errors and save time
  • Use survey events to define customized actions such as what happens before a survey begins or ends, or define a consistent action before and after each question, making it easier to complete surveys
  • Take advantage of advanced conditional and control logic including complex logic expressions, For Each, and looping constructs so that surveys can be as sophisticated as they need to be
  • Use a single questionnaire to conduct global surveys with a translation utility incorporating 100+ languages for global surveys
  • Simulate and debug your Web and phone interviewing environments with a powerful testing, test data generation and debugging environment
  • Use IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services (IBM SPSS Author Professional with Collaboration) to secure, store, search for and retrieve your questions, your logic, or both. This minimizes duplication and maintains standards and consistency across the survey creation process.

  • Operating System and Software
    • 32-bit or 64-bit version of Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 with
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or above or Firefox 10.x or above
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • OR
    • 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3
    • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 or later (supplied)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 8 or above or Firefox 10.x or above
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4
    • Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 SP3 required to use Repository (supplied)
  • Hardware
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium®-class processor operating at 1 GHz or faster; 2 GHz recommended*
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM minimum; 2GB recommended*
    • Disk space: 200 MB minimum
    • Display: 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution graphics adaptor, supporting minimum 16-bit color quality
    • CD-ROM drive for installation
  • Additional Software
    • Microsoft Office Web Components version 10 or later (required for displaying charts in Reports Professional for Surveys)

IBM SPSS Data Collection Author Training

Harness the power of predictive analytics by enrolling in a training program from SPSS, an IBM Company. You have three options to choose from:

  • OnSite Education
  • Live e-learning: train online and in real time with an SPSS instructor (i-WBT)
  • Live instructor training: group or individual one-on-one sessions available (Live)

Dimensions Survey Authoring

This course covers the basics of creating questionnaires for web and telephone data collection using the survey building and testing tools in Dimensions Author.

Dimensions Survey Authoring - Live WBT

A live, web-based version of our popular Dimensions Survey Authoring course.