Loyola University Chicago

Information Technology Services

Home Use of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Applications

Faculty Home Use

Faculty are responsible for installing the software packages noted below. If issues arise during the installation, they must be addressed with the technical support department of the software vendor.

  • NVivo 12 Plus Full-time faculty members at the university with a Loyola desktop association to NVivo 12 are eligible for free home use of the software (single installation). To obtain NVivo for home use, contact ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu; 8-4487. Please specify your operating system as NVivo 12 has both Windows and Mac versions.
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 18 Full-time faculty members at the university may obtain a free copy of IBM SPSS Modeler 18 for home use (single installation). For home use, contact ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu; 8-4487. Please specify your operating system as SPSS Modeler has both Windows and Mac versions. If your instructor is using IBM SPSS Modeler for your course, you should have free access to Modeler Premium for the duration of the course through the MAP program.
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Faculty members may obtain a copy of IBM SPSS Statistics 26 for free home use (single installation). This package includes SPSS Base, SPSS Tables™, SPSS Advanced Models™, and SPSS Regression Models™. Upgrades are available for as long as the faculty member remains at Loyola. To request home use, fill in the ITS Service Desk's SPSS Statistics Home Use form.

    Faculty who want access to more modules than those included in the Loyola license can purchase the IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Faculty Pack available from e-academy. The Faculty Pack includes the full SPSS Base product, with no limitations, plus 13 additional add-on modules for extended functionality. The add-on modules include: IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics, IBM SPSS Regression, IBM SPSS Conjoint™, IBM SPSS Categories, IBM SPSS Custom Tables, IBM SPSS Forecasting, IBM SPSS Exact Tests (Windows only), IBM SPSS Complex Samples, IBM SPSS Missing Values, IBM SPSS Data Preparation, and IBM SPSS Decision Trees, IBM SPSS Neural Networks, and IBM SPSS Direct Marketing (formerly EZ RFM), and IBM SPSS Bootstrapping. The license for this package is a one-year, non-renewable, single user license and includes technical support.

  • SAS 9.4 Full-time faculty members at the university may obtain SAS 9.4 for free home use (single installation). Upgrades are available for as long as the faculty member remains at Loyola. For home use, contact ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu; 8-4487. Note: SAS 9.4 is not available for Mac operating systems.
  • Stata 16 Until June 1, 2020, faculty using Stata for coursework or advising graduate students are eligible for a free installation of Stata/IC on a personal computer. For home use, contact ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu; 8-4487.
  • SYSTAT 13 Full-time faculty members at the university may obtain SYSTAT for home use (single installation). Upgrades are available for as long as the faculty member remains at Loyola. For home use, contact ITServiceDesk@luc.edu; 8-4487.

Student Home Use

Students are responsible for installing the software packages noted below. If issues arise during the installation, they must be addressed with the technical support department of the software vendor.

  • ArcGIS ESRI is offering a free version of ArcGIS for students who sign up before June 30th, 2020. Free access continues until August 30th, 2020. A description of this access is posted in the ESRI edscoop newsletter. For home use after the 30th of August, there is an online version with student pricing. The yearly subscription fee is $100.
  • HLM SSICENTRAL offers a free Student Version of HLM 8 to load on your home computer available here: SSICENTRAL HLM downloads. SSICentral does not provide technical support for this version. The free version has model size limits. Students who wish to access the full version can rent HLM 8 for $95.00 for six months or $170.00 for twelve months. Additionally, a free trial of the full package is available for 15 days. Please refer to the information under the Free Trial License heading on the SSICENTRAL HLM downloads page for information about how to obtain the trial license.
  • Lisrel  SSICENTRAL offers a free Student Version of LISREL 10 to load on your home computer available here: SSICENTRAL Lisrel downloads. The free version does have case and procedure limits. Students who wish to access the full version can rent Lisrel 10 for $95.00 for six months or $170.00 for twelve months. Additionally, a free trial of the full package is available for 15 days. Please refer to the information under the Free Trial License heading on the SSICENTRAL Lisrel downloads page for information about how to obtain the trial license.
  • IBM SPSS Modeler 18 The IBM SPSS Premium Modeler is available to students to install on a personal computer via the GradPack is available for $95.00 for a twelve month license from e-academy. Students enrolled in courses using Modeler can access Premium Modeler for free via the MAP program. Students in these courses should contact their instructor about how to access via MAP.
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Currently registered students are now eligible to obtain a free copy of IBM SPSS Statistics to install on one personal device upon signing the IBM SPSS End-User Agreement. Please fill out the ITS Service Desk's SPSS Statistics Home Use form to request the software. The university license includes the following modules: Base, Advanced Models, Custom Tables, and Regression. The license is good for the academic year and must be renewed for subsequent academic years. Licenses expire on June 30 of every year. Contact ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu for a license renewal.

    Note: Students who require additional modules that are not included under the university license, e.g., Categories, Decision Trees, Missing Values, etc., can rent the IBM SPSS Statistics Premium GradPack. This version of the GradPack includes both the Advanced Models and Regression Models modules offered by LUC plus 13 additional modules.  The GradPack is available in Windows, Mac, and Linux formats. You will need to carefully check the SPSS Statistics version numbers available for Mac and Linux. All packages have no case or variable limits.  The IBM SPSS Statistics GradPack 26 licenses are good for only one year, are for home use only, and allow for two separate installs. You must be currently registered as a student to rent the GradPack. Rentals are available from a number of vendors although the availability of each package and the version depends on the vendor. Please check the web sites of the following online merchants for these packages: e-academy; Studica; and Studentdiscounts. The Loyola bookstores do not sell the IBM SPSS Statistics GradPack.

  • Minitab 19 – students can rent for six months for $30.00.
  • NVivo 12 Plus Students may obtain NVivo 12 for home use (single installation). The first installation and upgrades are free for as long as the student remains at Loyola. For home use, contact ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu; 8-4487. Please specify your operating system when downloading the software as NVivo 12 has both Windows and Mac versions. The license is good for the academic year and must be renewed after June 30 of every year. Contact ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu for a license renewal.
  • R & R Studio – Students can download this open-source software for free from the r-project via the preferred CRAN mirror page. You should download the CRAN mirror from the institution that is closest to us, which is Iowa State. You can download Windows, Mac, or Linux versions from this page. There are links to documentation on the left hand side of the page. There is are FAQs on the downloads page for each version.
  • SAS 9.4 Students may obtain SAS 9.4 for home use (single installation). The first installation and upgrades are free for as long as the student remains at Loyola. For home use, contact ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu; 8-4487. Students can also freely access SAS via SAS on Demand or SAS University. Note: SAS 9.4 is not available for Mac operating systems.
  • Stata 16 Until June 1, 2020, students are eligible for a free installation of Stata/IC on a personal computer. For home use, contact ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu; 8-4487. AFter June 1, 2020 students can purchase a discounted version of Stata via the campus grad plan.
  • SYSTAT 13 Students can download a trial version that is good for thirty days.