The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has secured a campus-wide site license for Stata, a powerful quantitative statistical software package that allows users to analyze and manage data as well as produce graphics. The addition of Stata further enhances the university’s suite of available qualitative and quantitative software packages, like SPSS, NVivo, SAS, and R.
The new campus-wide site license for
Stata is for Stata/MP 15, the fastest and largest version of the package, which
can enable users to analyze up to 20 billion observations and utilize up to
120,000 variables. This
software is available to all faculty, staff, and students. It provides a range
of options for importing, arranging, and coding data as well as for statistical
analysis – from standard techniques (e.g., linear regression, logistic
regression, and ANOVA) to advanced techniques (e.g., structural equation
modeling and forecasting). The software easily allows users to reproduce and
document all analyses and graphs. The acquisition of Stata aligns with efforts
to support UMBC's strategic plan, including the objective to "vigorously
promote a campus culture of multidisciplinary collaboration and
multidisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative activity."
Acquisition represents another significant investment in the university’s
CAHSS faculty and departments identified having a site license for Stata as a critical need during a recent assessment of the College’s research infrastructure that was led by Dr. Tyson King-Meadows of the Department of Political Science, Associate Dean for Research and College Affairs. A survey of departments revealed that Stata was the most used and most requested statistical software package by faculty across multiple departments.
you are considering quantitative or mixed-methods research, or if you are
currently gathering or analyzing quantitative data, please consider leveraging
the power of Stata for your analytic strategy.
To download Stata and for more information, see