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Workshops on Statistical Software

Dana Library is offering introductory workshops on statistical software packages: SPSS, STATA, SAS, and R, and on mapping Census Data, using Social Explorer and PolicyMap, and Data Management. Please read the following for the workshop descriptions and registration information.

Introduction to SPSS

This class is for students who are new to SPSS. Through hands-on exercises, students will become familiar with the SPSS interface and its basic functions of managing data, doing statistical analysis and generating graphs. Students will also learn to use syntax files to generate and save analyzing procedures.

January 23th, Monday, 11:30am-12:50pm, Hill Hall 124
February 1st, Wednesday, 2:30pm-3:50pm, Hill Hall 124


Introduction to STATA

This class is for students who are new to STATA. Through hands-on exercises, students will become familiar with the STATA interface and its basic functions of managing data, doing statistical analysis and generating graphs. Students will also learn to use Do-file Editor to write and save analyzing procedures.

January 25th, Wednesday, 2:30pm-3:50pm, Hill Hall 124
January 30th, Monday, 11:30am-12:50pm, Hill Hall 124


Introduction to SAS

This class is for students who are new to SAS. Through hands-on exercises, students will become familiar with the SAS interface and its basic functions of managing data, doing statistical analysis and generating graphs.

January 24th, Tuesday, 11:30am-12:50pm, Hill Hall 124
February 2nd, Thursday, 11:30am-12:50pm, Hill Hall 124


Introduction to R

This class is for students who are new to R. Through hands-on exercises, students will become familiar with the R interface and its basic functions of managing data, doing statistical analysis and generating graphs.

January 26th, Thursday, 2:30pm-3:50pm, Hill Hall 124
January 31st, Tuesday, 2:30pm-3:50pm, Hill Hall 126


Mapping Census Data

This workshop will teach you how to download Census data from American FactFinder and map the data using ArcGIS.

January 27th, Friday, 11:30am-12:50pm, Hill Hall 124
February 3rd, Friday, 2:30pm-3:50pm, Hill Hall 124


Using Social Explorer and PolicyMap

Rutgers Libraries recently subscribed to two online data and mapping applications: Social Explorer and PolicyMap. This workshop will teach you how to use them to extract data and generate maps.

February 13th, Monday, 11:30am-12:50pm, Hill Hall 124
February 15th, Wednesday, 2:30pm-3:50pm, Hill Hall 124


Data Management

This workshop will introduce you to the practical strategies for data management, including topics on how to organize, document, backup, and preserve research data.

February 27th, Monday, 11:30am-12:50pm, Hill Hall 124
February 29th, Wednesday, 2:30pm-3:50pm, Hill Hall 124


Each workshop is offered twice. To register, please use the online registration form. You will receive a reminder email before the workshop you have registered for is conducted.

If you have other questions about data management, analysis or presentation, feel free to contact the Data Services Librarian, Minglu Wang, through email: minglu@rutgers.edu, or call: (973)353-3810

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