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Neurosciences Research and Scholarship

This guide provides an access point for library resources and services for research and scholarship in the area of neurosciences. It is intended for use by students and faculty.

Managing your Research Data

A Beginner's Guide to Data Management: Introduction to Data Management

This guide covers the basics and best practices for data management for individuals who are new to the research and data-collecting process.

Working with Data

Qualitative Data Analysis
There are many options for Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQSDAS) platforms. Some are free, others are expensive, and what they offer can vary widely.

Data Cleaning

These are tools to correct and clean up data, typically spreadsheets, and get them ready for further processing. They can do things like correct spelling, remove extraneous characters or even change the order and structure of a data table.

Visualizing Your Data

Are you having trouble crystallizing your research results into effective images? When Excel's bar graphs and pie charts are simply insufficient, there are more powerful tools which can make your data sets pop and sizzle.
Introduction to R
R is an open-source statistical analysis tool that is both a programming language and a command-based application. It is a free, but very powerful, tool for analyzing and visuallizing data.
This guide is intended to introduce users to STATA data analysis and statistical software.