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Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services

Welcome to the Statistical Consulting Center. My office is located at 115 Howe Library.

Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services are available to students, postdocs, and researchers at UVM. I provide help with statistical methodologies, data interpretations and analysis, experimental design, and the use of statistical software.

Walk-in Service

For quick help with short questions regarding statistical analysis, stop by during walk-in hours. No appointment is needed.

Howe Library, Room 115: Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Dana Library, Conference Room: Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Consulting by Appointment

I encourage you to look at the Process Guidelines for Statistical Research Analysis before the consultation.

Researchers requiring more time or a different time to discuss the statistical analysis needs of their project can seek an appointment for a virtual or in-person consultation by submitting a request for assistance form. I encourage you to drop by at the early stage of your research.

Contact Information

Location: Howe Library, Room 115
Phone: Call Maria at 802-656-2009
Email: maria.sckolnick@uvm.edu

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

Licensing Information

Site Licensed Statistical Software

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

For SAS licensing and installation info: contact Maria Sckolnick. There is no charge for a SAS license.

Licensing info for other statistical packages:

UVM affiliates can download the latest versions of IBM SPSS Statistics, JMP, GraphPad Prism, and Stata from UVM's software download Portal. 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 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