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CDC implements SPSS data collection survey software
[October 30, 2008]

CDC implements SPSS data collection survey software

Oct 30, 2008 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, has implemented advanced data collection survey software from SPSS in analyzing the source and spread of infectious diseases and preparing for and responding to urgent public health threats.

With SPSS data collection survey software, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can capture immediate feedback from citizens on critical public health information, regardless of geography or language, through a diverse array of communications devices - from traditional phone and in-person interviews to e-mail and the web - to better understand behaviors and attitudes and devise the most appropriate response, said SPSS.

CDC has standardized with SPSS Dimensions data collection software as the foundation of its internal and external survey methodology. SPSS data collection software reportedly enables the agency to design custom surveys for global research and reporting needs. CDC is able to securely deploy questionnaires via the web, telephone, mobile devices or paper, and garner a high response rate, according to SPSS.

SPSS said that its data collection software is an integral part of a predictive analytics solution that allows organizations to better understand and predict future behavior by incorporating attitudinal data gathered from diverse stakeholders, such as customers, students and citizens, during naturally occurring interactions or as part of structured feedback initiatives.

Jack Noonan, chairman, president and CEO of SPSS, said: "SPSS provides the key functionality by which CDC can interact directly with citizens and organizations worldwide to capture immediate feedback to important public health initiatives. CDC's use of SPSS data collection software increases its understanding of major public health problems, which has reduced morbidity and mortality of citizens exposed to infectious diseases."
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