These are a range of useful resources for the JSD program.
Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) is a group within the Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) that provides services and support to Stanford faculty, staff and students in the acquisition of social science data and the selection and use of quantitative (statistical) and qualitative analysis software. SSDS staff provide these services in a variety of ways that include consulting, workshops and help documentation. We are located in the Social Sciences Resource Center (SSRC) on the first floor of the Green Library Bing Wing.
The Department of Statistics offers a free, drop-in consulting service to members of the University community. Under the supervision of a senior faculty member, statistics doctoral candidates and experienced master's students provide assistance in areas including: Experimental design; Data analysis and interpretation of results; Model fitting; Time series; Classification and prediction.
A few pieces of advice regarding statistical consulting:
a) Seek advice before collecting data to help you think about what to collect and how to code.
b) Start seeing the consultants early in the quarter since you could then work with the same person.
c) Remember that the consultants are also students and if you are doing more complicated statistics and the advice you get doesn't seems right - it's a good idea to get a second opinion.
d) Often it is useful to get statistical advice from PhD students from the social sciences, since they typically deal with similar questions and methods of analysis to those that JSD students face, and they have experience with questions of applied statistics.
The Methods of Analysis Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) is intended to enhance the quality and vitality of empirical scientific research done by students and faculty throughout the social sciences at Stanford.
MAPSS serves as an information clearinghouse and an enterprise to foster and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration and invigoration and exchange of expertise. MAPSS also serves as an outreach organization to bring expertise from other academic campuses and non-academic settings throughout the US and the rest of the world to campus to enrich Stanford scholarship.
MAPSS's missions are to centralize a database of information about all of the courses on data collection and data analysis techniques that are available on campus and to sponsor and co-sponsor lectures on campus by Stanford faculty and by scholars from elsewhere on methods of data collection and data analysis. The colloquium series calendar is listed on MAPPS’s website.
The Hume Writing Center offers individual meetings with trained writing consultants; workshops on a variety of important topics related to writing; Writers' Nights featuring students, staff, and faculty reading and performing their work; the How I Write interview series; and many other special writing events. The Center sponsors the work of many student writing groups, including the Stanford Spoken Word Collective, and participates in outreach to public schools in our area.
The Oral Communication Program offers free individual and group appointments to both graduate and undergraduate students. All Stanford students can schedule appointments with us to receive feedback and advice on all aspects of oral communication.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) works across all seven schools at Stanford University to enhance the quality of graduate education. Among others, VPGE administers university-wide graduate fellowship programs; advance graduate student diversity; foster cross-school learning opportunities in interdisciplinary learning, leadership and professional development; and coordinates and guides university-wide graduate policy.
A Small-n studies resource center: http://www.compasss.org/pages/welcome.html
COMPASSS is a worldwide network bringing together scholars and practitioners who share a common interest in theoretical, methodological and practical advancements in a systematic comparative case approach to research which stresses the use of a configurational logic, the existence of multiple causality and the importance of a careful construction of research populations. Its main goal is to further develop systematic comparative case analysis as a genuine and established research strategy to study many different and diverse phenomena. Its ‘core business’ is the further development and application of “configurational comparative methods” (crisp-set QCA, multi-value QCA, fuzzy-set QCA, and linked methods and techniques). Apart from the management of the International Resource Site, the COMPASSS core group also organizes seminars, manages a documentary archive, produces publications, is engaged in software development etc. (see the various pages of the Resources Site).
NVivo 8 (QSR) tutorials: http://www.qsrinternational.com/support_tutorials.aspx?productid=18
Zotero – must use Firefox http://www.zotero.org/
Also download Word plugins for Zotero – PC and Mac
Zotero Style Repository http://www.zotero.org/styles includes Bluebook
http://www.refworks.com/ Refworks is Free to Stanford students. You must set-up your account through Stanford University Libraries (SULAIR)
https://www.refworks.com/Refworks/newuser.asp Use “Write-N-Cite” (under tools) to download the Word plugin for Refworks. List of Refwork Output Styles (citation Styles) http://www.refworks.com/content/products/output_style.asp Stanford Guides to using Refworks https://www.refworks.com/Refworks/newuser.asp
This document contains information about submitting articles to law reviews and journals, including the methods for submitting an article, any special formatting requirements, how to contact them to request an expedited review, and how to contact them to withdraw an article from consideration. It covers 195 law reviews. The document was fully updated in March of 2010. (download file)