Statistical Consulting

The MacOdrum Library provides a 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, SPSS, SAS and R but 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.

To book a 1 hour statstical appointment with our consultants, we need the following information:

  • Name
  • What statistical program you are using (SPSS, STATA, R, SAS)
  • Course name/number (if applicable)
  • Program of study/Faculty
  • Your question

Send an email to with the answers to the above questions.

SPSS Users only:

Recent Workshops:

  • Introduction to R
    • Date: Tuesday February 23, 2021
    • Check the slides out here
  • Introduction to Stata
    • Date: Wednesday February 24, 2021
    • Check the slides out here
  • Introduction to SPSS
    • Date: Tuesday March 9, 2021
    • 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.

Content last reviewed: March 31, 2021