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Mathematics & Statistics: Subject Guide: 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 - it's listed as IBM SPSS.

Other access options:

  • SPSS is currently available for free download to GSU faculty, staff, and student personally-owned computers from the GSU University-Licensed Software download page -- once in software download site:

    1. Scroll to SPSS and click blue LOG IN TO DOWNLOAD button > login with your CampusID/password

    2. Next page: Click the SPSS version you wish to download (there's usually 1-2 versions available, when in doubt pick the latest one).

    3. Next page: Use dropdown to select your OS (Windows or Mac) > click Add to Cart button (don't worry it's free to you as a GSU person!) > in pop-up window click Check Out button

    4. Next pages: "Sign" agreement and click Accept button > checkbox that you're not a robot > click Download button.

    5. Walk through download/installation steps, and when prompted for license number: Go back to software site > in top right corner, click the dropdown arrow next to "Hello, [your name]" to go to My Accounts/ Orders > click View Details button and then word Instructions > copy the authorization code to paste in installation step.

  • If you have issues with installing SPSS, please contact campus IT at help@gsu.edu

  • 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 SPSS:

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.

Other access options:

  • Via the vLab virtual desktop environment
    • ‚ÄčIf 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.

NVivo is also available for free download to GSU faculty, staff, and students' personal computers from the GSU Software download page.

LEARNING NVivo:

Tableau Data Visualization Software

Tableau Public is available on all of the library's computers.

Tableau Desktop and Tableau Public are available on CURVE workstations.

Download options:

  • Tableau Public - it's free!
  • Tableau for Students - Tableau offers one-year Tableau Desktop licenses to students at accredited academic institutions
  • Tableau for Teaching - Tableau offers one-year Tableau Desktop licenses for teaching and non-commercial academic research
LEARNING Tableau:

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
    • ‚ÄčIf 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:

R Statistical Analysis Software

R Studio is on the Library's CURVE computers. 

R is also available to download for free here.

LEARNING R:

Python for Data Analysis

Python and many associated development tools are free and open-source.

LEARNING PYTHON:

Research Data Services @ Georgia State University Library

The Library’s Research Data Services (RDS) Department supports GSU students, faculty, and staff in using data analysis tools & methods, data visualization, finding data & statistics, data collection, and data cleaning & management.