The department has numerous resources for students. We have a Red Hat Linux research server for use in both coursework and independent research. To apply for access contact Dr. Corey Sparks . The server has commonly used statistical software including SAS, Stata, R and Stat Transfer.
We host a number of restricted and open access survey data sources that are available to students upon completion of the appropriate IRB review. Other restricted data sources are available in the department on non-network workstations, and interested students should contact a faculty member about access. We also host all Census and American Community Survey microdata and summary file data on the server, and all students have access to these data.
All research assistants have shared office space, with typically 2-3 students per office. Each student has their own PC workstation.