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Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services

Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services provides support to users of statistical software throughout the UVM community, as well as general statistical consulting.

After thirty-four years of competent and diligent service to the University, Alan Howard retires at the end of January 2020.  A search for his replacement begins soon. For questions regarding statistical software licensing, please contact Paul Philbin, 656-1369.

Contact Information

Location: 115 Howe Library
Hours: Unavailable until position filled
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Assistance is provided in these areas (among others):

  • data management (formatting, coding, screening)
  • experimental design
  • survey design
  • selection of appropriate statistical methodology
  • help with power and sample size calculations
  • interpretation of results of analyses
  • assistance in responding to reviewers' comments
  • installation/licensing of statistical software packages
  • programming assistance in these packages
  • instruction in the use of these packages
  • troubleshooting programming errors

Currently Supported Statistical Software

Support is provided for the following programs/packages (in order of decreasing expertise):

  • SAS
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • JMP
  • GraphPad Prism
  • Stata
  • R

Licensing Information

Site Licensed Statistical Software

The above document gives information on the statistical software that is site-licensed by UVM, including system requirements and recommendations, and how to obtain this software for your system.

SAS licensing info: Updates to the SAS System license codes can be obtained here. You must have a UVM NetID and password to access the license files.

Licensing info for other statistical packages:

For UVM affiliates, the latest versions of IBM SPSS Statistics, JMP, GraphPad Prism, and Stata can be downloaded from UVM's software archive. Licensing information is also found there. Please see the document Site Licensed Statistical Software for more details on each of these products.

Guidelines and Policies

Assistance is available at all stages of your research. However, you are encouraged to contact a consultant at the beginning of your study for help with data collection, experimental design, and sample size calculations. First consultations typically last from 30 minutes to one hour. Follow-up consultations are usually necessary.

These services are provided free of charge to UVM students, faculty, and staff who are not otherwise covered by grant funding for statistical support.

Additional Resources

UVM Department of Mathematics & Statistics

SAS Institute, Inc.

IBM SPSS

R Project

Stata Corp.

GraphPad Software

JMP Software

American Statistical Association

Raynald's SPSS Tools

SAS Version 9 Documentation Outline

The Dartmouth Institute Area SAS Users Group

Last modified January 14, 2020, 1:00 PM