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MSc In Management Research Guide

Finding theses & dissertations, research methods, writing up your research findings, conducting & writing literature reviews, finding publishing opportunities, journal impact factors & rankings, statistical software packages.

Software Access or Purchase

EViews Software

  • Eviews software is available to GSB students remotely. Please contact GSB IT services, or ask your professor for more information.
  • EViews software is not currently available via the Brock Virtual Lab. Faculty or Instructors (not affiliated with the GSB) who wish to request new software for the virtual environment must contact Brock's ITS Help Desk


Matlab Software

R, SPSS, Stata, & SAS User Guides

The Brock University Library collection contains many sources to help you learn how to use statistical software packages such as:

Here are a few recently published titles which are available in the Library. You can identify additional titles by doing a keyword search in Omni (our academic search tool) for books & ebooks on the statistical software package you are interested in.

SPSS / Stata Guides (A Selective List):

SAS / R Guides (A Selective List):

Online Tutorials for SPSS

A number of free tutorials are available to help you teach yourself how to use SPSS. Before consulting a tutorial, you should determine which version of SPSS you are using.

Online Tutorials for SAS

Support for learning to use SAS is available from a number of sources including the software vendor ( Before consulting a tutorial, you should determine which version of SAS you are using.

Online tutorials for STATA

Support for learning to use Stata is available from a number of sources, including the software vendor (StataCorp) who offer free video tutorials, as well as the occasional webinar, on their website ( Before consulting a tutorial, you should determine which version of Stata you are using.


What is Eventus?

Eventus (R) is a software package used for conducting event studies using stock return data from CRSP, the TSX-CFMRC, Datastream, Compustat, or other data sources. Brock University has access to Eventus software via our subscription to the Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS). Additionally, Goodman School of Business faculty and graduate students may be able to access Eventus for Windows by contacting the GSB Technology (GSBTech) office.

  • Tutorials are available within WRDS to learn how to use Eventus. Click on the E-Learning tab within WRDS to access them.
  • User guides from Eventus are also available.