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Statistics and Data: Analyzing Data

One-stop-shopping for statistics and raw data in social science disciplines.

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 - it's listed as IBM SPSS.

Other access options:



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

Stata Statistical Analysis Software

Stata is on ALL of the University Library computers. It is also available via the Virtual Computing Lab.

Other access options:

  • via the Virtual Computing Lab (VCL)
    • (NOTE: The VCL is limited to 100 concurrent users, so it's possible that you won't be able to use VCL software at a given day/time.)
    • The VCL has Stata 13 (not the latest version 15)

SAS Statistical Analysis Software

SAS is on ALL of the University Library computers

Other access optoins:


R Statistical Analysis Software

R is on ALL of the University Library Windows computers. It is also available to download for free here.


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.