Skip to Main Content

Research Data Management

Tools & software

Data storage & management

Microsoft Excel and Access - Excel is a spreadsheet program for storing and managing data and other things. Access is a relationa database program for storing and accessing data.

Open Science Framework - A cloud-based system for managing your research project. Login through Temple's Institutional login and support Open Science. Can also be used as an Electronic Lab Notebook: https://osf.io/sesm4/

REDCap - For collecting and storing clinical research data, REDCap can safely store private and confidential health data in accordance with HIPAA and FISMA regulations.

Statistics & analysis

R
LinkedIn Learning lessons
Many books available from TU Libraries

Python
LinkedIn Leaning lessons
Codecademy 
Many books available from TU Libraries

MatLab
LinkedIn Learning lessons
MathWorks tutorials
Many books available from TU Libraries

SPSS
LinkedIn Learning lessons
Many books available from TU Libraries

More
Choosing R vs Python for data analysis infographic
Comparison of data analysis packages: R, MatLab, SciPy, Excel, SAS, SPSS, and Stata

Text analysis

R
Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature (ebook)
Outside tutorial
Many books available from TU Libraries

Voyant
YouTube tutorials
Using Voyant for Text Analysis
Help is available in the Digital Scholarship Center

More
Qualitative text analysis (ebook)

Data cleaning

OpenRefine
Wiki - with links to video tutorials
Using OpenRefine (ebook)

Trifacta (evolution of Data Wrangler)
Tutorials

More
Best practices in data cleaning: A complete guide to everything you need to do before and after collecting your data (ebook)

Data visualization

Tableau

Create and share interactive data visualizations (e.g. charts, graphs, maps) for the web.
Two versions. Tableau Public (free version) and Tableau Desktop. Both let you create and share interactive data visualizations (e.g. charts, graphs, maps) for the web, however, Tableau Desktop incorporates all the features of the Public interface plus connecting to a wider range of data sources and saving work locally. Temple has a Tableau server that you can use if your department or school has an account. For more information see this site: http://sites.temple.edu/Tableau, and contact tableau@temple.edu.

RawGraphs

Open source data visualization tool

Voyant

Word cloud data visualization tool text can be pasted in, uploaded or a web address can be added.

Tag Crowd

Word cloud data visualization tool text can be pasted in, uploaded or a web address can be added.

Google Chart Tools

Other tools

Bulk Rename Utility - PDF Manual

Learning opportunities

PlayBIGData

Coursera

edX - MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley and Texas-Austin are partners in edX.