Answered By: Chris Pollette
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015     Views: 101

  • A guide for resources in geography, cartography, geospatial technologies, and the use of geographic information (maps and data) in research can be found here
  • For other links to geospatial resources and training, please see the Electronic Data Center's page devoted to geospatial data, software, and support.

Services of the Electronic Data Center include

  • Identify numeric and spatial data sources that are relevant, reliable and useful for research in the social sciences and other disciplines.
  • Assist faculty and students with cleaning and preparing data for analysis.
  • Provide workstations that provide users with access to statistical and mapping software (R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, ArcGIS), quantitative and spatial data, and geographic information.
  • Serve as the official representative to ICPSR, IASSIST, and other data organizations. Support the use of quantitative data and geospatial technologies as an integral part of Emory University's teaching curriculum.
  • Provide online and classroom instruction on issues regarding data access and resources, geographic information systems, and other geospatial technologies.

Please note that we do not advise patrons on methodological issues or assist them with doing their data analysis. It is up to researchers and their advisors to determine how to address matters such as model specification, statistical methods, or interpretation of analysis.

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