Training in Stata, SAS, SPSS, NVivo and WordPress

The SSCC's summer training includes workshops on NVivo, Stata, SPSS and SAS. We also have a hands-on workshop scheduled on WordPress which offers an easy way to create web sites and blogs. All of this summer's sessions take place in June. Visit our training page for details and to register.

Summer Hours for SSCC Computer Labs

Summer hours for the Social Science building 4218 computer lab will be 8:00-5:00 Monday - Friday. There will be no student lab monitor on duty during the summer. The 3218 computer lab will only be open for classes. You can request after-hours access by filling out a short form on SSCC's web site. Once your request has been processed (usually within two business days), you will be able to enter the lab with your University I.D. card and a PIN you designate.

Tip: Finding Electronic Copies of Statistical Software Documentation

Stata, SAS and SPSS all make their documentation available in electronic form.

Stata documentation can be accessed from within the program. To see the full documentation for a particular command, type:

help command

and then click the link under Title in the window that opens. For example, if you typed help regress you'd click on [R] regress to get the full PDF documentation rather than just the help file. (The [R] indicates that that entry is found in the Reference manual.)

Alternatively, click Help, PDF Documentation to open the complete PDF documentation from the beginning. This is more useful for general reading, for example if you wanted to read the entire User's Guide or the entire Multiple Imputation manual.

SAS documentation is available on SAS's web site. If you're looking for details about a particular proc the quickest way is usually to search for that proc. Alternatively you can go to the documentation for the product that includes it (Base SAS, SAS/Stat, etc.) and then look it up.

SPSS documentation is available from within the program or from the SSCC's web server. Within the program, click Help and then the most useful entry is the Command Syntax Reference. Alternatively, you can view the full documentation on the SSCC's web site.