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Stata: About Stata

A brief introduction to Stata

Stata at the Library

Stata15 is available on all library computers at the Atlanta campus. 

Make sure to back up all of your data, code, and output each time you use Stata. All work on GSU's computers will be removed when you log off of the computer. 

Don't like Stata?

Other options for statistical analysis at GSU: 

  • SPSS (on computers in CURVE lab in Library South)
  • R (free download)
  • SAS (on computers in CURVE lab in Library South)

About Stata

Stata is a statistical software package. Stata is widely used by scientists throughout the social sciences for analysis of quantitative data ranging from simple descriptive analysis to complex statistical modeling. 

Stata has multiple options to complete analysis through 'point and click', code, and model building (for specific analysis). Opening and analyzing data is not limited to one of the above mentioned options. This reference page uses a mixture of 'point and click', code, and model building to give users a more complete overview of approaches.


Throughout this research guide GSS 2016 Data will be used for all analysis allowing you to check your steps of analysis. 

The General Social Survey is a great set of social indicators to practice analysis techniques while looking at topics of interest for scientists. 

"Since 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) has provided politicians, policymakers, and scholars with a clear and unbiased perspective on what Americans think and feel about such issues as national spendi‚Äčng priorities, crime and punishment, intergroup relations, and confidence in institutions." General Social Survey, 2018 Website

Website for more information:

Quantitative Data Specialist

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Raeda Anderson
100 Decatur Street
Suite 542
Library South
Subjects:Data Services