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Smith Institute’s MACMAS Lab

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The MACMAS Lab supports research on JCSU’s campus across various disciplines. If you are interested in reserving the MACMAS Lab, please contact Ms. Margaret M. Watson at mmwatson@jcsu.edu.

The computers in the lab support the latest technology, and some resources are accessible online for free using your JCSU e-mail address. Highlights of the MACMAS Lab capabilities for conducting research include:

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Qualtrics: A web based software that allows the user to create surveys and generate reports without having any previous programming knowledge. The leading online survey software tool also conforms to IRBstandards for database management. Includes features that supports data analysis. Qualtrics is accessible online for free with your JCSU e-mail address. To learn more, please visit our instructional video, How to Create a Free Qualtrics Account Using your JCSU E-mail Address.

Student Opportunity Center (SOC): An online platform that allows students to learn about in-person  and virtual conference opportunities, internships, and experiential learning programs. Faculty and staff members are able to add such resources to the platform as well. To learn more, please visit our instructional video, How to Create a Free SOC Account Using your JCSU E-mail Address.

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Tableau: Can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click!

Adobe AIR: enables developers to create and package cross platform games/apps for major platforms like iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS. Build cinematic 2D and 3D games for the browser, iOS, and Android™.

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InfoMaker: A powerful and easy-to-use reporting tool that lets you query databases and create sophisticated and effective custom reports of data.

faviconbLexos: A web-based version of the software that allows for review of digitized texts.

MatLab: A high-level language and interactive environment used by millions of engineers and scientists worldwide. It lets you explore and visualize ideas and collaborate across disciplines including signal and image processing, communications, control systems, simulations and computational finance. There are many add-on toolboxes that extend MATLAB to specific areas of functionality, such as statistics, finance, image processing, bioinformatics, etc. Matlab is not a free software.


MS Excel: One of the most popular tools of the MS Office suite that can be used for reporting and organizing data. Excel has statistical capability and can be used for basic analysis. Excel is often used to organize and build data sets that can be
with the heavier statistical analysis tools. Excel is popular for reporting and graphing applications. It is very good general use tool that can support very big data sets (1 million rows).

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statistical computing and graphics. The R language is an open
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that can sit on Rand enhance its user-friendliness. The most
popular GUI is RStudio. Revolution R is a commercial version
that supports big data projects.
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IBM SPSS Statistics: One of the oldest and most popular general purpose
statistical analysis tool for the social sciences. It is popular in
the academic community for teaching basic and advanced
statistics. IBM’s purchase of SPSS has increased the tool’s
popularity and increased the tools capability with the addition
of predictive analytic and business intelligence functions.

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To reserve the MACMAS Lab, please contact Ms. Margaret M. Watson at mmwatson@jcsu.edu.

For technical questions, please contact Mr. Trevelyan Owen towen@jcsu.edu.

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