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Software 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 -- Software & Coding

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

Safari Books Online - brings you ebooks and videos from 200+ respected publishers, including O’Reilly, Pearson, Wiley, Packt, Harvard Business Review, and Wharton Digital Press. NOTE: Users must register with a Northwestern email address.

Sage Research Methods includes a series of Little Green Books that provide short and accessible texts on all kinds of quantitative methods.

"Our brief volumes address a spectrum of advanced quantitative topics including regression, models, data analysis, experimental design, measurement, survey data, and more."

NUIT Research Computing provides support for a variety of software including R, R ggplot2, R Webscraping, Stata, SPSS, Python Pandas, Python GeoPandas, Deep Learning with TensorFlow, and more

Finding Data

Where to find the data for your analysis?

Make an Appointment

Contact Social Science Data Services staff in the University Libraries to discuss:

  • what data is available
  • where to find software for analysis
  • self-paced software learning resources

NUIT Research Computing provides support for a variety of software and analytic methods.

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.

Data Services Librarian

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Kelsey Rydland
Contact:
Mudd Library, Office 2159
2333 Tech Drive, Evanston IL
847.467.7189

Subject Guide

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Anne Zald
Contact:
Anne Zald
Subjects: Government Information; Social Science Data; Regulatory Compliance
Main Library Room 1214
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
anne.zald@northwestern.edu
847-467-6441
Skype Contact: anne.zald