Doing this, I end up with exactly the same results SPSS provides. This is
wondrous - as is the bestreg program that I will be experimenting with next
- as it will allow me to drop SPSS (costly and clunky, and can't be used on
my current Mac) for Stata.
One thing that SPSS does that Stata does not: SPSS gives you
information on Variables not in the equation, e.g. it will tell you
the coefficient and T-value each variable would have if added to the
model next. This can be useful for determining whether the variables
that made it in were clear winners, or narrow ones. If the latter,
then that increases the possibility that a slightly different sample
could have produced a different set of winners.