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**Sociology: Subject Guide to Graduate Research: Collecting &
Analyzing Data

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:

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:

Questions re: Statistical Analysis?

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

Qualtrics Survey Tool

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Collect your own data using Qualtrics, a survey construction and data collection/evaluation tool that is available to the GSU community.

Stata Statistical Analysis Software

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

LEARNING STATA:

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:

Manage Your Data in the Short and Long Term!

Cleaning up messy data and managing your data for your own use and for possibly sharing with others in the future is important.

Data Services & Support @ Georgia State University Library

The University Library’s Research Data Services Team supports research and learning across multiple disciplines involving quantitative, qualitative, business, and spatial/GIS data.

Visit this page for more information about our data services, and browse our calendar for drop-in assistance hours and workshops offerings. Also feel free to contact Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, the leader of the Research Data Services Team, and she’ll connect you to the right person for assistance.

NVivo Qualitative Data Analysis Software

NVivo is on ALL of the library's Windows computers. It is also available for download to your personal computers if you are a staff member (includes GRAs and GTAs) from the GSU Software download page.

LEARNING NVivo:

Identifying Existing Surveys, Survey Questions, & Measurement Scales

Resources for finding existing surveys/measurement scales to use and/or adapt for your own data-collection needs:

Research on Human Subjects? IRB is in your near future!

Be it quantitative surveys or qualitative interviews, if you're collecting data from people, you have to get trained regarding ethical research on human subjects (CITI training) and also get your research projects involving human subjects approved by the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) via the iRIS online IRB application system.