The University provides staff and students with access to a range of software products to support them with their research.
Software can be downloaded from either Apps on Demand or the Software Store. Software which may be of particular interest to researchers in the Faculty of Business and Law is listed below.
For a list of Databases provided by the Faculty, please visit the Faculty Databases page.
EViews (Econometric Views) is a statistical package for Windows, used mainly for time-series oriented econometric analysis.
Currently this is deployed to all students of MAE301, MAE305, MAE406, MAF306, and MAF723. It’s also available to various Staff/HDRs as approved by the application owner.
Leximancer is a content analysis tool developed by the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The software is used to calculate the frequency and co-occurrence of important concepts within text documents. The information is displayed on a conceptual map that is linked to a text browser, allowing users to search through the documents in order to explore instances of the concepts and their interrelations. Training and other support is available from the Leximancer website.
A licence for Leximancer is held by the Faculty. Leximancer is now available from the Software catalogue. Please visit the eSolutions help website for more information.
MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. A proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, Java, Fortran and Python.
Although MATLAB is intended primarily for numerical computing, an optional toolbox uses the MuPAD symbolic engine, allowing access to symbolic computing capabilities. An additional package, Simulink, adds graphical multi-domain simulation and model-based design for dynamic and embedded systems.
Deakin owns a University-wide licence for all Staff/Students. It is available via AppsOnDemand, or from the Software Catalogues. It’s also available to install on home/personal computers (for University academic purposes).
For more information, please contact eSolutions.
OxMetrics is an econometric software including the Ox programming language for econometrics and statistics.
OxMetrics is a family of software packages for the econometric and financial analysis of time series, forecasting, econometric model selection and for the statistical analysis of cross-sectional data and panel data.
The main modules apart from PcGive for dynamic econometric models (ARDL, VAR, GARCH, Switching, Autometrics), panel data models (DPD), Limited dependent models, are STAMP for structural time series modelling, 'SsfPack' for State space methods and 'G@RCH' for financial volatility modelling. Documentation is available in PDF.
The contact for Oxmetrics is Donatas Narauskas.
Qualtrics is an online survey research package. It can be used for both sophisticated (randomisation designs, choice analysis, etc.) and simple online surveys. It comes with training modules and good facilities to manage email lists and survey requests. It outputs data in a variety of formats, including fully labelled SPSS .sav files and Excel. It can also produce simple reports with graphics. Our licence does not cover the recruitment of respondents, but Qualtrics can use any list you upload or can survey respondents send from a survey panel. It is available to all Faculty staff and HDR students. Each person can set up multiple surveys.
The license for Qualtrics is held by the University. Please contact eSolutions help desk for further details.
SAS is a software suite developed by the SAS Institute for advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management and predictive analytics.
Staff and research students in the Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School have access to a range of SAS support including eLearning modules.
STATA is a general-purpose statistical analysis package. Its capabilities include a broad range of statistical analyses, plus data management, graphics, simulations, and custom programming. For more see STATA features.
STATA comes with 23 volumes of PDF documentation containing more than 12,000 pages of information that include quick starts, detailed examples, calculation formulas and references to the literature. In addition to the documentation, many questions about STATA are also answered on the frequently asked questions page.
Access support and training, including video tutorials via the STATA website.
Other Research Software
Researchers requiring other software not available through either Apps on Demand or the Software Store, may request purchase through the Software Store – instructions are available under the heading ‘I can’t find the software I’m looking for’. An account code will be needed for additional software purchases.