Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services provides support to users of statistical software throughout the UVM community, as well as general statistical consulting.
Located on the first floor of the David W. Howe Memorial Library in room 115, these services are provided by Alan Howard (M.S. Biostatistics, 1980), who has been assisting users of statistical software at UVM since 1986.
|Location:||115 Howe Library|
|Hours:||8:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
Appointments are strongly encouraged but walk-in assistance is also possible. To schedule an appointment, please send email to Alan Howard, briefly describing your research objectives and days/times of availability.
Assistance is provided in these areas (among others):
- data management (formatting, coding, screening)
- experimental design
- survey design
- selection of appropriate statistical methodology
- assistance 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):
- IBM SPSS Statistics
- GraphPad Prism
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 information about each of these products.
Guidelines and Policies
Although Alan will try to help you at all stages of your research, he encourages you to contact him at the beginning of your research for assistance 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.