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Quantitative Analysis Guide

Resources and support for statistical and numerical data analysis

Quantitative Service Overview

Data Services provides services for NYU patrons using a variety of quantitative analysis software packages.
Get started by selecting the software you are interested in above.

Individual Consultations

The best way to request an individual consultation is via our appointment form, which will ensure that the appropriate consultant can meet with you at the time you requested. However, our consultants are also available on a walk-in basis during our open hours.

Email Consultations

You may also send us your questions via email at Most e-mails will be answered within one business day (messages received on Friday will not be answered until Monday).

Consulting Guidelines

Services Provided

  • Our role is to facilitate your quantitative analysis within the realm of our supported software packages (i.e., SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, and MATLAB). We can assist you with issues that you may encounter with respect to data preparation (importing, merging, and cleaning data), analysis (implementing statistical tests), and results (understanding the formatting of the output). We can also help you select the best package for your task, interpret error messages, and locate documentation and further resources.

  • In addition to providing regularly scheduled software-specific tutorials, we can also help instructors by providing classroom presentations to introduce statistical software.

  • Our role is to assist you with your analysis, rather than to conduct analyses for you. It is the researcher's responsibility to ensure that the research design, analysis, and programming are justified and appropriate for the discipline at hand.

Whom we can help

  • Consulting services are limited to current NYU students, faculty, and staff.

Types of assistance not covered by our service

  • Statistical tutoring and general inquiries about methodology and statistical topics

  • Step-by-step assistance with homework assignments

  • Assistance with projects of commercial nature or those involving classified information, non-disclosure agreements, related to or likely to be involved in litigation, etc.

  • Software installation and licensing