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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 softwares

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 help@it.up.ac.za. 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: https://www.datamentor.io/r-programming/

Software Specific sources

Recommended Quantitative Statistical Support sources

Recommended Qualitative Statistical Support sources

Statistical Consultation Service