The first section below surveys six different resources available around the Indiana University campus for learning about statistics. The remaining four sections give further details about how to become proficient at using specific software programs.
Highlighted resource: If you don't have experience and want to learn how to use R, see 'R StepbyStep and Another Tutorial.
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+ Learning Microsoft Excel Learning Microsoft ExcelOverviewMicrosoft Excel is the most popular spreadsheet application used today. For details, see the homepage and the Wikipedia page. WorkshopsThe easiest way to learn about Excel on campus is through IT Training. For learning statistics, the following workshops are useful: You might also consider taking one of IT Training's two certificate series on Excel. If you complete the 4 workshops in either series, you will get a paper certificate showing completion of the program, which you can put on your CV:
On your ownIf you are interested in one of the above workshops but don't have time to attend (or if you have a schedule conflict), note that after you log in to the IT training website, you can download the PDF 'textbook' used in any of the workshops (plus its accompanying exercise files). You can go then go through these materials on your own. 
+ Learning to program in R Learning to program in ROverviewR is free software programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Further details can be found at the official homepage, the Wikipedia page, or the R page on the website of IU's Research Analytics Group. Scriptbased tutorialsThe R StepbyStep website, created by Aaron Albin, contains a set of scripts that walks you through how to create plots and run statistical tests in R. No prior knowledge of R is assumed. Another tutorial is being developed by Phil Weirich. Again, no prior knowledge of R is assumed. Other tutorialsThe following resources are also available from the Research Analytics Group.
WorkshopsThe Indiana Statistical Consulting Center offers several workshops on how to use R for statistics, such as "Introduction to Statistics in R" or "Applications of Linear Models in R" (depending on the semester). 
+ Learning to use SPSS Learning to use SPSSOverviewSPSS ('Statistical Package for the Social Sciences') is one of the most popular commercial software packages for statistical analysis. Further details can be found at the official homepage, the Wikipedia page, or the SPSS page on the website of IU's Research Analytics Group. WorkshopsIT Training offers a workshop called SPSS: The Basics. In addition, the workshop Your Statistical Tool Belt from the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center also teaches how to use SPSS. On your ownThe Research Analytics Group provides many resources on how to use SPSS:

+ Learning to use SAS Learning to use SASOverviewSAS ('Statistical Analysis System') is a commercial software suite for advanced analytics and data management. Further details can be found at the official homepage, the Wikipedia page, or the SAS page on the website of IU's Research Analytics Group. WorkshopsIT Training offers a workshop called SAS: The Basics. On your ownThe Research Analytics Group provides many resources on how to use SAS:
