The MacOdrum Library provides a Virtual statistical consulting service to help students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and other researchers in the Carleton University community with their questions regarding quantitative data. This includes questions about various statistical analysis procedures, as well as helping people decide the best means to complete their own projects or research. Our consultants are skilled in Stata and SPSS and also have some knowledge of Excel.
Note: if you are having Technical issues, please contact ITS. They have a JIRA Service Desk Customer Portal that allows you to chat in real time and/or submit a request. Our Stats Consultants do NOT help with technical issues.
Virtual appointments can be booked Monday to Thursday between 9am and 5pm; and Friday from 9am to 1pm.
To book a 1 hour appointment with our consultants, we need the following information:
- What statistical program you are using (SPSS, STATA)
- Course name/number (if applicable)
- Program of study/Faculty
- Your question
Send an email to email@example.com with the answers to the above questions.
We are here to help you with your stats question, but NOT to do your assignments!
SPSS Users only: click on the link below:
If you need help before then, check out the recent workshop presentations below - they may help get you started.
- Introduction to SPSS
- Wednesday October 22, 2021: 10am - 11am
- Register here: https://carleton.ca/gradpd/cu-events/introduction-to-spss-2/
- Introduction to Stata
- Wednesday October 13, 2021; 10am - 11am
- Register here: https://carleton.ca/gradpd/cu-events/introduction-to-stata-2/
- Introduction to R
- Check the slides out here
Note: If you are associated with the Department of Psychology, there is also a stats consulting service available for you (sorry, not for undergrads). Go here for more information.
As a student, you can obtain some statistical analysis programs to install on your computer. Visit the Information Technology Services webpage to find out more about Software for Students.
Note: ITS now has a JIRA Service Desk Customer Portal that allows you to chat in real time and/or submit a request.