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Data Analysis

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We help students and researchers organize, analyze, interpret, and present quantitative or qualitative data using data analysis software.

We can help you:

  • Choose the data analysis software that's right for your project.
  • Learn how to navigate statistical software according to your experience level.
  • Choose the right statistical test based on your data. 
  • Analyze collected data using your software of choice.  

Software Support

We support these software packages:


R provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques and is highly extensible. Statistical techniques available include linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering.

R is open source software, is available for free, and complies with a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows, and MacOS. You need to download both R and RStudio.
Install R for Mac
Install R for Windows
Install RStudio


SAS can manage, view, and analyze complex data in a variety of formats. SAS can help you calculate descriptive statistics, cross-tabulation, regression, analysis of variance, survival analysis, multivariate techniques, econometric and time series procedures.

The cloud version of SAS is called SAS on Demand and is available for students and researchers for free.
Download SAS on Demand


SPSS is used for statistical analysis. It has a point-and-click interface making it easy to use. It can perform a wide range of analysis including descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, linear regression.

U of G students and faculty can download SPSS free of charge.
Download SPSS


Stata a general-purpose statistical software package used by many businesses and academic institutions around the world. Stata's capabilities include data management, statistical analysis, graphics simulations, custom programming. 


Nvivo is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package. It is designed for qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required. 

U of G students and faculty can download NVivo free of charge.
Download NVivo

Get assistance


Connect with us to ask a question or to book an appointment.

Services for faculty & instructors

We can support your teaching with:


Upcoming Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops to support your scholarship through the Data Skills workshop series.

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