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 SPSS and Stata but also have some knowledge of Excel and SAS. 

As of March 14, 2020, there will be NO in-person stats consulting appointments.

To find out more information, send an email to

If you need help, send an email to the above address and we will try to help you. Please state your question clearly, your course number and department. 

Please see this page for updates to the changes to Library services.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

To access SPSS and Stata on the university computers simply type in SPSS or Stata in the search box on the Windows Start menu to find the software. 

Note: IBM is extending its FREE trial of SPSS until June 15th, 2020 due to the pandemic.

For more information and to sign up, go to this link:

As a student, you can obtain the SPSS and/or Stata programs to install on your computer. Visit the Computing and Communication Services webpage to find out more about Software for Students.

Content last reviewed: March 26, 2020