StATS: Citing statistical software in research papers (August 25, 2006)

On of the most common questions I get is how to properly acknowledge the use of a program like SPSS in a research publication. In a series of messages in the MedStats discussion group (August 2006) about the citation of statistical software, one writer (JU) pointed out that a bibliographic citation in a consistent format is important because various sources track the frequency of citations in research.

I have an entry about citing software in my Ask Professor Mean section, and I have updated it to include this observation.

This page was written by Steve Simon while working at Children's Mercy Hospital. Although I do not hold the copyright for this material, I am reproducing it here as a service, as it is no longer available on the Children's Mercy Hospital website. Need more information? I have a page with general help resources. You can also browse for pages similar to this one at Category: Statistical computing.