The Center’s subject specialists are available by appointment to users engaged in advanced research. Specialized instruction for classes or other Stanford groups are planned and conducted by subject specialists in conjunction with the faculty. Your first contact for research help should be the reference staff at the Green Library Information Center (IC).
Social Science Data & Software (SSDS)
Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) is co-located in the Center. The SSDS group provides services and support to Stanford faculty, staff and students in finding and getting social science data, and in selecting and using quantitative (statistical) software, SPSS, SAS, Stata, and qualitative software, NVivo, ATLAS.ti, SPSS Text Analysis for Surveys.
SSDS staff members deliver these services in a variety of ways that include consulting, workshops and help documentation. In-person consulting is available during walk-in hours or by appointment in The Velma Denning Room, located in Room 120F. Group workshops take place during fall, winter, and spring quarters and cover SSDS resources and services in general, ways to locate and get data sets, and quantitative and qualitative software options available at Stanford for research and instruction.
Visit the SSDS workshops page for details and to register. Help documentation for getting started with popular quantitative and qualitative software is available in The Velma Denning Room and via the SSDS Web site. Contact the data specialists and software consultants with your questions or to arrange an appointment at: ssds.stanford.edu