This page contains links to our support documents for some of the most popular quantitative, qualitative, and data conversion software at Stanford. We have included guides for getting started with software packages in different operating systems, resources for learning more about the software, tips for data entry, and other useful documents. Our documents are also available in print format in The Velma Denning Room.
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For a list of where you can access the following software, please visit Where to Access Software at Stanford.
View quick instructional videos for selected software.
Using NVivo for Qualitative Data Analysis
Resources for Learning NVivo
Best Practices for Using NVivo on Cluster Computers
Using Atlas.ti for Qualitative Data Analysis
Comparing Qualitative Software Options
Accessing and Using Software in FarmShare
Other Helpful Guides
Using Excel for Data Manipulation and Statistical Analysis
Resources for Learning HLM
Comparison of Statistical Software Packages
Introduction to AFS
Using DEWI (Data Extraction Web Interface)
Using Windows Applications on a Mac
Tips for Data Entry
Writing about Numeric Data
Research Planning Before Data Collection
Research Planning After Data Collection
Tips For Survey Design