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Statistics, data and test instruments: Stats and data software

Locate test instruments and critiques of measures

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Other resources

Simple Interactive Statistical Analysis (SISA): a free online resource for conducting statistical analysis.

You may also be interested in MedCalc, a complete statistical program designed for biomedical researchers. You can download a free trial from this site.

Your lecturers may also be able to suggest programs they use when dealing with statistical data.

Software Packages

There are a number of data analysis and visualisation packages available either as open source software or commercial software.

UWA has installed

  • NVivo
  • RStudio
  • SPSS

on student computers across the campuses.

R and RStudio are open source programs and can be downloaded onto your personal computer.  NVivo and SPSS are licensed software.  NVivo may be downloaded by UWA students and staff.

Click on a tab below for more information.

 

Software Options

NVivo is a qualitative data analysis software package produced by QSR International. It allows you to collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys and audio.

Access to NVivo

UWA has a Campus license for the University of Western Australia covering all currently enrolled students and staff.  It is installed on all student PCs in the Library.

NVivo can be downloaded onto your personal computer.  UWA’s licence for NVivo is annual, renewed each September.

Once the current key expires, a new license key is required to continue using NVivo. Contact IT for the new licence key if you require renewal.

Ensure to retain your NVivo project files, which should be usable on license renewal. Occasionally, conversion is required. Please contact IT for support if you have difficulty converting the files.

How do I NVivo

QSR have produced a series of video tutorials on NVivo.  LinkedIn Learning offer a short course on NVIVO

The UWA Graduate Research School offer workshops on NVIVO by Dr Michael Azariadis

 

is a programming language designed for statistical analysis and data visualisation.  It is frequently used for data analysis and by data miners.

is installed on UWA student computers.  It is Open Source and free to download and can be run on Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.

R’s basic functions can be extended by loading packages of functions.  The R community has developed thousands of packages of useful functions for a wide range of data analysis and visualisation tasks.

How do I R?

There are a wide range of online tutorials to help you learn R

Data Camp has a series of five minute tutorials.

Datalab.cc has a longer (2 hours) course.

 

 

RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management.

RStudio is installed on UWA student computers.  It is Open Source and free to download and can be run on Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.

RStudio’s basic functions can be extended by loading packages of functions.  The R community has developed thousands of packages of useful functions for a wide range of data analysis and visualisation tasks.

 

SPSS is a powerful program for statistical analysis.

It is installed in some UWA computer labs and all student PCs in the Library.

Try https://www.spss-tutorials.com/ for help with SPSS.

 

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