Data Analysis in the Media Lab

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The Media Lab as well as being equipped with data collection and experiment equipment and softwares, also has softwares to facilitate data analysis. Please find below the complete list of softwares available to members of the CSDC, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Software

Description

Instructions and useful links

QDA Miner 4.0.1 Qualitative data analysis tool, available on one of the six computers in the CSDC lab. This software can be used for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing documents, images, interviews and focus group transcripts, legal documents, journal articles, etc. https://provalisresearch.com/products/qualitative-data-analysis-software/ 
Stata Version 12.1 (Mac) A data analysis and Statistical Software;

Research in the field of Political Science typically uses Stata to work with Panel data, Multilevel Mixed effects models, Structural equation modelling (SEM), Time Series. To run forecasting analysis, Linear, Binary and Count regression amongst other things. And for Behavioural Scientists; Hierarchical Models, Power and sample size, Item Response Theory, etc.

https://www.stata.com/ 
R Version 2.15.1 GUI 1.52 A language and facility for statistical computing and graphics. R enables linear, nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification and clustering. This is all done open source.  https://www.r-project.org/
Python Version 2.7  A programming language, used for data scraping, and text analysis, structuring data, automating tasks   https://www.python.org/
SPSS Statistical Analysis program for descriptive statistics, regressions, and other advanced statistics. https://www.ibm.com/analytics/data-science/predictive-analytics/spss-statistical-software 
MATLAB_ R2014b Version 1.0 MATLAB is a statistical analysis program, helpful for developing algorithm, models and designs.  https://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab.html

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