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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 statistical and qualitative data analysis software packages are available through Kent State University at no charge for University-owned and personally-owned computers:

Software

Can Install for Free on University-Owned Computers

Can Install for Free on Personally-Owned Computers

Operating Systems

SAS 9.4 (64-bit)

Yes

Yes

Windows 10

SAS 9.3 (32-bit)

Yes

Yes

Windows 7, 8

JMP Pro 11, 12, 13, 14

Yes

Yes

Windows, Mac

JMP 11, 12, 13, 14

Yes

Yes

Windows, Mac

NVivo 12 (Pro)

Yes

Yes

Windows, Mac

SPSS Statistics 23, 24, 25, 26

Yes

No - must purchase own license

Windows, Mac, Linux

SPSS Amos 23, 24, 25, 26

Yes

No - must purchase own license

Windows

Stata 15

No - must purchase own license

No - must purchase own license

Windows, Mac, Linux

Minitab 18, 19

No - must purchase own license

No - must purchase own license

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 (faculty, staff, or student).

How to request software

Most of the university-licensed statistical and qualitative data analysis software can be requested through the software.kent.edu system.

  1. Login to software.kent.edu using your Flashline username and password.
  2. On the "Available Software" tab, locate the software package of interest. Then click View Details.
  3. Follow the instructions on this screen to install the software and/or license file.
  4. The next time you log into the system, this software package will appear on the "Requested Software" tab.

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 to request a copy of SAS at no charge. The Division of Information Technology currently distributes SAS 9.4 software and licenses. 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

Visit software.kent.edu to download a copy of the software, or to renew your license.

If you encounter problems while installing SAS, you may bring your computer to the Tri-Towers Tech Help desk.

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 at no charge. 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 the Division of Information Technology.

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 kent.onthehub.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 kent.onthehub.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 Technology has a list of public computer lab locations and hours at the Kent campus.

NVivo

Kent State University has a limited-seat license for NVivo Pro for Windows and NVivo for Mac. All currently-employed faculty and staff, as well as currently-enrolled graduate students are eligible to request a license at no charge.

University-Owned Computers

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

Personally-Owned Computers

Faculty/Staff and Currently enrolled students

You may request a license (for first-time users) or renew your license (for continuing users) through software.kent.edu.

For more information, contact Information Technology at software@kent.edu.

Stata

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 local desktop 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. For most coursework, Stata/IC will be sufficient. For research, theses, and dissertations, Stata/SE is preferred, especially if you are working with longitudinal/panel data.

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 to request a copy of the software at no charge. JMP is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

The Division of Information Technology currently distributes software and licenses for JMP version 11, 12, 13, and 14. JMP licenses must be renewed yearly. Please note that Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) and newer requires using JMP 13 or later.

University-Owned Computers

Please submit a helpdesk ticket or contact your local desktop support person to receive a copy of the software.

Personally-Owned Computers

Faculty/Staff/Currently enrolled students

Students, Faculty, and Staff can download JMP from software.kent.edu.

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.

For More Information

For additional support:

Information Technology

Public Computers