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Getting Started with Statistical Software
Whether you are using SAS, SPSS, MiniTab, Stata, R, or another system to analyze data, there are resources available to help you get started.
- Search the UA Libraries Catalog for the software name to locate and access ebooks and print books related to the software package.
- Try the UA Libraries' subscription to Safari Books Online to see if there is an ebook related to the software package.
- You can also search the OhioLINK Library Catalog to request a book from another library.
- Search the internet with the software name and a keyword related to the problem you are encountering.
- You can also find tutorials and videos on the internet to help address specific issues.
Statistical Software Tutorials and Guides
UA students and faculty can use the Virtual Lab to access SPSS 21, SAS 9.3 with Enterprise Miner, SAS JMP Pro 10, and MiniTab 16.
SAS Starter Kit
The Institute for Digital Research & Education at UCLA provides free class notes and learning modules for novice and intermediate users of SAS 9.2.
Wuensch's SAS Lessons: The Basics
East Carolina University's Department of Psychology provides tools for users who are new to SAS 9.2 and 9.3.
SPSS Starter Kit
The Institute for Digital Research & Education at UCLA provides free class notes and learning modules for novice and intermediate users of SPSS 17.
Getting Started with SPSS
The Open University provides a free module for users new to SPSS. This guide is helpful for users who do not have previous experience with statistical analysis.
UITS Tutorials and Working Papers
The Research Technologies division at Indiana University provides updated "Getting Started" guides for SAS, SPSS, R, Stata and other statistical software packages.