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Resources for Data Analysis: Home

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

Online Learning Resources

Northwestern partners with Lynda.com to provide unlimited, on-demand access to a full library of online courses for students, faculty and staff.  Lynda.com's Data Analysis Training and Tutorials can help you learn the ins and outs of Google Analytics, Crystal Reports, and more. Our courses cover web analytics, data validation, and how to use tools like Excel and SPSS Statistics.

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

 

Recommended Books

Books are ordered by the depth of covered topics. These books are not on statistical theories per se, but are of great practical value in social science research.

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