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Mathematics & Statistics: Data Analysis

This page has some help resources for using various data analysis software as well as some resources on how to do data analysis.

SPSS Statistical Analysis Software

SPSS is on ALL of the University Library computers and on most computers in labs across GSU campuses. It is also available via the Virtual Computing Lab and available for download to your own personal computers from the GSU Software download page (but only if you are a faculty or staff member). Students can purchase the SPSS GradPack version at a discounted price from the University System of Georgia (USG) Technology Store – after creating an account and logging in, click the ‘For Home’ option and click Brand, and you’ll see SPSS listed. 

LEARNING SPSS:

Stata Statistical Analysis Software

Stata is available on the computers in CURVE, and it is also available via the Virtual Computing Lab.

LEARNING STATA:

Questions re: doing statistical analysis?

Below are some FAQs about SPSS, SAS, Stata, and R as well as tips for when to use what statistical analysis software, converting files amongst different softwares, and choosing what statistical analyses to run given your variable types.

Statistical Analysis Software
How to do Statistical Analysis

Primary Data and Secondary Data - The Difference

What's the difference between 'Primary' and 'Secondary' Data?

Primary data is data a researcher has collected themself to address their specific research questions.

Secondary data is existing data that was collected by one party (e.g., another researcher, a government agency, etc.) and is then made available to other researchers for use in addressing their own research questions - i.e., the various datasets linked from the "Finding Raw Data" tab in this guide.

SAS Statistical Analysis Software

SAS is on ALL of the library computers.  It is also available via the Virtual Computing Lab and available for download to your own personal computers from the GSU Software download page.

LEARNING SAS:

R Statistical Analysis Software

R is on ALL of the library's Windows computers.  It is also available to download for free here.

LEARNING R: