IBM SPSS Data Collection Paper

Help your team produce appealing paper surveys easily, every time.

  • Overview
  • Features and Benefits
  • System Requirements

Use IBM SPSS Data Collection Paper (formerly PASW® Data Collection Paper) to create visually appealing paper surveys, and then efficiently analyze and report your results.

Promote quality, consistency and productivity by making available to all those creating paper surveys templates that standardize the look of questions and documents and help manage translations. Complete the process by using integrated products for scanning, data entry and reporting.

Easy to use, IBM SPSS Data Collection Paper works within Microsoft® Word, letting you use a familiar editor while providing survey-specific formatting tools. It also works with any survey created in IBM SPSS Data Collection Author or IBM SPSS Data Collection Author Professional.

With IBM SPSS Data Collection, you can:

  • Ensure that your surveys support brand standards
  • Create layouts and standards once and re-use them in multiple surveys
  • Maintain quality control, no matter how many people work on a survey
  • Manage  multiple versions and languages of a survey
  • Access and edit a comprehensive library of “question looks” for general usage as well as some specifically developed for use with IBM SPSS Data Collection Scan

Although phone and online surveys are increasingly popular, many times a paper survey is still the best way to capture people’s views and preferences. IBM SPSS Data Collection Paper offers features that make it easy and efficient to create high-quality paper surveys. And because it integrates with other IBM SPSS Data Collection survey research products, you’ll find the entire survey research process goes more smoothly – allowing you to give internal or external clients the insight they need for decision-making.

Get the right look and layout

With IBM SPSS Data Collection Paper, you can:

  • Design a consistent theme and layout for a single questionnaire, or all of your questionnaires
  • Design question and document templates and make them available to all survey creators
  • Present various types of questions in several different ways
  • Uses standard formatting for numbers, text, categorical and matrix questions automatically
  • Automatically include standard interview instructions, including instructions in the right language

Save time and increase accuracy with IBM SPSS Data Collection Scan

When you scan paper questionnaires, you avoid the costs and quality-control issues inherent in manual processing. IBM SPSS Data Collection Scan (formerly PASW® Data Collection Scan) automates the preparation of surveys for scanning and makes it cost effective to scan not only large, continuous projects, but also small, ad hoc surveys.

  • Prepare surveys for scanning with just a few mouse clicks, keeping the survey validation intact
  • Automate the identification and setup of all respondent input areas of your survey questionnaire, such as tick boxes, letters, and numbers for optical mark reading (OMR) or optical character recognition (OCR)
  • Ensure proper validation of each response with the appropriate question and question type automatically
  • Work seamlessly with the popular ReadSoft® DOCUMENTS for FORMS scanning and document management solution

Provide survey respondents with flexible options

Increase survey response rates by giving respondents options. Offering the choice of completing a survey by phone or online is appealing to many participants, especially if they don’t need to repeat the parts of the survey they’ve already completed. You can do this by using IBM SPSS Data Collection Paper with other interviewing products, such as IBM Data Collection Phone Interviews and IBM SPSS Data Collection Web Interviews.

Deliver timely results

Through IBM SPSS Data Collection Paper’s integration with other IBM SPSS products, you can provide results quickly and clearly to all stakeholders.


  • Operating System and Software
    • 32-bit or 64-bit version of Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Windows Vista®, with
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or above
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    OR
    • 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3, with
    • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 or later (supplied)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or above
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Hardware
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium®-class processor operating at 600 MHz or faster; 1 GHz or faster recommended for large projects
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM minimum; 1 GB or more recommended
    • Disk space: 150 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 Word 2000 or Word XP with SP3, Word 2003 with SP2 or later (with Office 2003 update KB907417), or Word 2007

IBM SPSS Data Collection Paper – Scan Add-on

  • Pre-Requisite
    • IBM SPSS Data Collection Paper
  • Operating System and Software
    • 32-bit or 64-bit version of Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Windows Vista®, with
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or above
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    OR
    • 32-bit version of Microsoft  Windows  XP Professional with Service Pack 3, with
    • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 or later (supplied)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or above
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Hardware
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium®-class processor operating at 600 MHz or faster; 1 GHz or faster recommended for large projects
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM minimum; 1 GB or more recommended
    • Disk space: 150 MB minimum with 1MB available space for each questionnaire page that will be transferred to the scanning software in one session. This space is only required during the transfer and is released when the transfer is complete.
    • Display: 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution graphics adaptor, supporting minimum 16-bit color quality
    • CD-ROM drive for installation

Need more help or pricing information?

Contact a sales support specialist at 2811 9662 or send an email to spsshk@spss.com.hk.