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Tutorials and Guides
Mapping and GIS
Geographic Information Systems are used to performing spatial analysis. If you want to ask questions such as: "Is there a relationship between neighborhoods with parks and better health outcomes," or "how many people were impacted by an earthquake?" GIS can help.
Qualitative Data Analysis
Qualitative data analysis is done by collecting, organizing, and interpreting non-numerical information, you should look into qualitative data.
If you want to discover underlying patterns and trends in information, statistical software can help perform that analysis.
Stata is a powerful statistical language and software.
Statistics with Excel Tutorial
Excel is a software that makes it easy to perform quick and repeatable calculations and render a wide variety of data visualizations.
Software and Labs
Statistical and GIS software availability by lab location:
Online Data Analysis
Even without statistical software on your computer, some data providers enable users to analyze their data through a web browser.
General Social Survey
The GSS is an almost annual, "omnibus," personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) since 1972
Online Data Analysis through ICPSR
Social science data sets that can analyzed with cross-tabs and more, through the SDA interface.
Links to data sets that can be analyzed online using the SDA interface, including the American National Election Studies.
Selected health studies that can be analyzed or subsetted online.
Graphs and downloads of over 50,000 economic time series, from the St. Louis Federal Reserve.