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Statistical & Qualitative Data Analysis Software Access to Software

How to purchase or download statistical and qualitative software for Kent State University faculty, staff, and students.

Available Research Software

The following table shows what software is available for free from Information Services for University-owned and personally-owned computers:

Software

University-Owned

Personally-Owned

Operating Systems

SAS 9.3

Yes

Yes

Windows 7, 8, 10

JMP 11

Yes

Yes

Windows, Mac

NVivo 11

Yes

Yes

Windows, Mac

SPSS Statistics 23

Yes

No

Windows, Mac, Linux

SPSS Amos 23

Yes

No

Windows

Stata 14

No

No

Windows, Mac, Linux

Minitab 17

No

No

Windows

Note: A "University-Owned Computer" is any computer or device that is owned by Kent State University that has been issued to an individual Faculty or Staff member. A "Personally-Owned Computer" is any computer or device owned by the user.

SAS

Kent State University maintains a university-wide, limited seat license for SAS. All currently-employed Faculty and Staff, as well as currently-enrolled Students are eligible. SAS licenses must be renewed yearly. Note that SAS is only available for Windows operating systems.

University-Owned Computers

Please contact your local support person to receive a copy of the software or to renew your existing license.

Personally-Owned Computers

Faculty/Staff/Currently enrolled students

If you are installing SAS for the first time, fill out the SAS Home Use request form to request your copy/license. You must login with you FlashLine ID and password to access the form. Alternatively, you can bring your computer to the Tech Desk locations in the Tri-Towers Rotunda or the College of Business to have SAS installed or to renew your license.

SPSS Statistics & SPSS Amos

Kent State University maintains a university-wide, limited seat license for SPSS Statistics Standard and SPSS Amos. These programs can be installed on any university-owned computer. SPSS licenses must be renewed yearly, typically in August. Note that SPSS Statistics is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, but SPSS Amos is only compatible with Windows.

Currently, Kent State's licensing agreement only permits SPSS to be used for teaching and research purposes. If you need to use SPSS for any reason outside of teaching or research, please contact Information Services.

University-Owned Computers

Please contact your local support person to receive a copy of the software or to renew your existing license.

Personally-Owned Computers

Faculty/Staff

Faculty who wish to install SPSS Statistics or SPSS Amos on their personally owned computers may purchase an educational license through http://kent.e-academy.com. Note that faculty and staff wishing to purchase Amos this way are only able to purchase it in a bundle with SPSS Statistics.

Currently enrolled students

Students can purchase the SPSS Statistics or SPSS Amos GradPacks at http://kent.e-academy.com.

To determine which edition of the GradPack to purchase, please consult with your instructor. 

Public Computers on Campus

Most public computer labs on campus have SPSS installed. Information Services has a list of public computer lab locations and hours at the Kent campus.

NVivo

Kent State University maintains a university-wide, limited seat license for NVivo 11 Pro for Windows and NVivo 11 for Mac. All currently-employed Faculty and Staff, as well as currently-enrolled Students are eligible.

There are a limited number of licenses available for NVivo. For more information, contact Aaron Near at anear@kent.edu.

University-Owned Computers

Please contact your local desktop support person to receive a copy of the software.

Personally-Owned Computers

Faculty/Staff

Please contact your local desktop support person to receive a copy of the software, or contact Aaron Near at anear@kent.edu for more information.

Currently enrolled students

Download the free 14-day trial of NVivo 11 at qsrinternational.com/support/downloads. If you still need to use NVivo after the 14-day period, complete the NVivo License Request Form to obtain a license code.

Stata

University-Owned or Personally-Owned Computers

Kent State University currently does not have licenses for Stata. However, Kent State Faculty, Staff, and current Students can purchase Stata at a greatly reduced price through the Stata Campus GradPlan. Orders are placed directly through the Stata web site, and once the order is processed, the software can be downloaded immediately. Note that with the release of Stata 14 in April 2015, the Stata Campus GradPlan now has separate pricing for students versus faculty/staff.

Some departments may purchase Stata licenses for their faculty and students. Check with your department's IS support person before purchasing.

There are four major versions of Stata to choose from: Small Stata, Stata/IC, Stata/SE, and Stata/MP. You can find information about the differences in these versions at Stata's website.

Faculty and Staff

Currently enrolled students

JMP

Kent State University maintains a university-wide site license for JMP. All currently-employed Faculty and Staff, as well as currently-enrolled Students are eligible. JMP is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

JMP licenses must be renewed yearly.

University-Owned Computers

Please contact your local support person to receive a copy of the software.

Personally-Owned Computers

Faculty/Staff/Currently enrolled students

Students, Faculty, and Staff can download JMP 11 at no charge at http://kent.e-academy.com.

Qualtrics

Kent State University maintains a site-wide license for Qualtrics. All Kent State University faculty, staff, and students have access to Qualtrics at no charge. Qualtrics is accessed through the browser, so you do not need to install any special software in order to use it, and you can access Qualtrics from any internet-connected computer.

To log in to your Kent State Qualtrics account, go to kent.qualtrics.com and log in with your FlashLine user name (no @kent.edu) and password. All Kent State users must login to Qualtrics at kent.qualtrics.com.