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Research Guide: Statistical support

This Guide provides post graduate students with the tips and tools necessary to successfully complete their research.

Statistical Consultation Service

Need assistance with Statistical Analysis using SPSS, R, PYTHON, STATA or SAS?

There is a pool of academics and researchers ready to assist with your data analysis needs, whether it be for your thesis, dissertation, journal article or book manuscript.

Contact Mikateko Ngobeni at with the details and your request will be allocated to a facilitator in your field of study. 


Statistical Software Downloads

Various statistical software exists to analyse both quantitative and qualitive data. Examples include R, Stata, SAS, SPSS, EViews, NVivo, Qualtrics and so on.  Here we will provide you with ways to install some of the top analysis tools on your personal computers.

Software on Research Commons computers

R , IBM SPSS and Atlas.ti  are installed on all Hatfield and Groenkloof Research Commons computers. The Veterinary Research Commons has SPSS & ArcGIS installed.

Download Free software on personal computer.

  1. Download R and R studio
  2. Download Tableau Public
  3. Download Python
  4. SAS Statistical Software Download

Procedure for requesting software to install on personal computer.

UP registered students can request software (including To have IBM SPSS, Atlas.ti and Stataon the Service Management Automation portlet on the UP portal by typing the software name on the search tab, then Request Service then follow the prompts.


Software-specific Sources





Recommended Quantitative Statistical Support sources

Recommended Qualitative Statistical Support sources