SPSS 20, Eviews 7, and Minitab 16 software were used for analyzing results obtained for the study.
Software of SPSS 20, Eviews 7, and Minitab 16 were used for analyzing results obtained for the study.
How should I bring a general term e.g. software with a specific term e.g. SPSS in a sentence. And how would the arrangement be if there's more than one specific word, e.g. SPSS, Eviews, and Minitab?
This question might be generalized to States of California, Pennsylvania, and Michigan or California, Pennsylvania, and Michigan states. Also names of seas, rivers, lakes, etc. What is the general rule when bringing a specific instance along with a general term in terms of precedence?