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

SPSS Statistical Analysis Software

SPSS is on ALL of the University Library computers - it's listed as IBM SPSS.

Other access options:

  • Via the vLab virtual desktop environment
    • If you're off-campus, you'll also need to download and login to the VPN.
    • The vLab allows a maximum of 300 concurrent users.
  • 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.
    • Click the SPSS icons until you get to the main SPSS record page, scroll to and click the linked text in the Overview section referring to purchasing, click which GradPack version is desired, and then there’s a range from Base to Standard to Premium versions and duration of license.   
LEARNING SPSS:

SAS Statistical Analysis Software

SAS is on ALL of the University Library computers

Other access options:

  • available for download to your own personal computers from the GSU Software download page.
  • Via the vLab virtual desktop environment
    • ​If you're off-campus, you'll also need to download and login to the VPN.
    • The vLab allows a maximum of 300 concurrent users.
LEARNING SAS:

Stata Statistical Analysis Software

Stata is on ALL of the University Library computers.

Other access options:

  • Via the vLab virtual desktop environment
    • ​If you're off-campus, you'll also need to download and login to the VPN.
    • The vLab allows a maximum of 300 concurrent users.
LEARNING STATA:

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:

R Statistical Analysis Software

R Studio is on the Library's CURVE computers. It is also available to download for free here.

LEARNING R:

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

Research Data Services @ Georgia State University Library

The Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) Team offers support for data analysis tools & methods, mapping & data visualization, finding data, survey design, and data management

Visit this page for more information about our research data services, and browse our calendar for Drop In! hours and workshop listings.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & DROP-IN HELP HOURS