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Human Subjects Research in the Social Sciences   Tags: irb, qualitative, research, spss, statistics  

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Data Collection & Analysis Tools

Atlas.ti Software

  • Atlas.ti
    Atlas.ti is not officially supported by Brandeis, but is used by some campus researchers for processing qualitative data. Student licenses may be purchased directly from the company.
  • Atlas.ti video tutorials

Statistics Research Guides


Free Online Statistics Textbooks

These free primers on Statistics are available if you need a refresher. Special thanks to Prof. Stephen Fournier for sharing these links, and a few others on this page.

Microsoft Excel and Spreadsheet Software

Sometimes, you just need Excel or a similar tool to perform basic statistical calculations. Options are listed below for getting Microsoft Office and some free alternatives. If you need further assistance, contact the Helpdesk at 781-736-4537 (6-HELP.)

  • Microsoft Office Student Discount from Microsoft
    Microsoft offers discounts for students who purchase Office for their own computers.
  • JourneyEd
    JourneyEd provides educational software to students at discounted prices. Student discount pricing can vary, so we recommend checking both Microsoft and JourneyEd.
  • Microsoft Office for Brandeis Facutly & Staff
    Faculty & Staff should contact the Helpdesk to get Microsoft Office.
  • Open Office
    A free alternative to Microsoft office that runs on your computer or laptop.
  • Google Docs
    If you have a google or gmail account, you can use Google docs to create spreadsheets online or open Excel files received from others. If you do not have an account, you can sign up for free. Note that google docs does not have all of the calculation features built into Excel.

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