Welcome to the Descriptive Statistics Online Training page at DSS

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The goal of this tutorial is to get students started in descriptive statistics using Excel, Stata and R.

Some other modules/documents include some statistical procedures like linear regression, logit regression, ordered logit regression, panel data, time series (including Chow tests, Quandt likelihood ratio -QLR test- or sup-Wald statistic), factor analysis, multilevel analysis and more (see menu on the left)

We hope you find these pages useful.

Please select from the column on the left the topic you would like to work on.

For questions or help please contact DSS staff at data@princeton.edu.

You can also stop by the DSS Lab located at Firestone Library A-16-H-3 (the lab is now open following Firestone’s building hours, click here for details)

For general questions regarding data sources, statistics, software or additional training please contact DSS at

Please report any error, typo or questions on the training pages to Oscar Torres-Reyna (otorres@princeton.edu).

Stata tutorial, R tutorial and other learning/instructional materials are available here http://dss.princeton.edu/training/

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Written by Oscar Torres-Reyna

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