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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 exist, that can make life easier when analyzing your data. 

IBM SPSS and Atlas.ti are both uploaded on all Hatfield and Groenkloof Research Commons computers.  

To have either of these installed on your personal computer, email your enquiry to Please note: this can only be done for registered UP students.

The Research Commons computers are now equipped with R -  a free tool with a user-friendly interface for managing and analyzing your research data. is a popular alternative to other statistical programs, such as SPSS, SAS, and Python. Find out more about the basics of R here:


For access to Qualtrics for your personal computer, please:

  • Contact and request to be added to the IT Services portal
  • Once Charl has confirmed that your profile has been added, follow the steps outlined here.

Software-specific Sources





Recommended Quantitative Statistical Support sources

Recommended Qualitative Statistical Support sources