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Resources for Data Analysis: MATLAB

Recommended resources (online tutorials and books) for social science data analysis, complied by software packages and level of proficiency.

Why MATLAB?

Why MATLAB?

MATLAB is not just a statistical package, but a numerical computing environment that offers much more flexibility than pure statistical softwares, especially for more advanced analysis. It's not a drag-from-menu-bar application, and you need to learn the MATLAB programming language. MATLAB is more used in field of science and engineering, however, the statistics toolbox and econometrics toolbox are very powerful and useful for social science data analysis too.

Where to Find MATLAB?

MATLAB is installed on every public PC in the library and computer lab (link to software lists), also available from SSCC.

Finding Data

Where to find the data for your analysis?

Make an Appointment

Set up an appointment to meet with Social Science Data Services staff to discuss your research and learn about one, or more, of the following:

  • what data is available
  • data formatting for analysis
  • using software to analyze data
  • data visualizations

 

Online Tutorials

Free open tutorials online, ordered by level of proficiency.

Recommended Books

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