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Data Sources: Data Tools

Visualize It!

Data visualization is the study of the visual representation of data, meaning "information that has been abstracted in some schematic form, including attributes or variables for the units of information" (wikipedia).

Analysis Software

We recommend the following software for those working with data:

For making tables and graphs

  • Excel (available on public computers, Windows and Macintosh)

For statistical analyses

  • SPSS (available on all public computers, Windows and Macintosh)
  • Stata (available on all public computers, Windows)
  • JASP (open source alternative to SPSS)

For mapping

  • ArcGIS (available on all public computers, Windows)

Qualitative software

  • Atlas.ti (available in the B-Level computer labs in the LITC)