Data Analysis Lab

Located in 519 Baldy Hall, the Data Analysis Lab offers free statistical assistance with issues related to quantitative research design, measurement and statistical data analysis.

Who can use the lab?

Students, faculty, and staff within the Graduate School of Education seeking help with course assignments and research projects are encouraged to make use of the lab.

No appointment is necessary for walk-in hours. Lab assistants may also be available by appointment (contact via email below). Your questions, comments and suggestions regarding the lab are always welcome.

Contact

Phone Lab Director Lab Assistants
716-645-4052 Jeremy Finn
finn@buffalo.edu
Taeyoung Kim
tkim33@buffalo.edu

Yichen Zhao
yichenzh@buffalo.edu

Spring 2018 Lab Hours

Day Times
Monday 9:00 a.m.  –  2:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m.  –  6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.  –  1:30 p.m.
Thursday 12:30 p.m.  –  4:00 p.m.

DAL is closed on all UB no-class days.

Consultations

Consultations are available. The following are topics that are often covered.  

  • explaining statistical concepts and procedures
  • assistance with homework or assignments
  • assistance with manual or computer calculations
  • help with collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • assistance in statistical research and evaluation design
  • answering questions regarding SPSS or other statistical analysis software

If seeking advice on dissertations or master's thesis, please coordinate your work in the lab with your supervising faculty.

Research and Data Analysis Resources

Do you have questions about the data analysis or research process? Look below for a collection of useful resources for University at Buffalo students.

Basic Statistics

Statistical Formulas:

Publicly Available Data

Designing A Study

Existing Surveys/Instruments:

Sample Size Calculation and Power Analysis:

Types of Analysis:

Other Topics:

Conducting Data Analysis

Data Analysis/Management Software:
Free Programs:

*Web pages that perform statistical calculations – StatPages.org

Locations SPSS SAS R
HLM1 Multivariance ArcGIS AM
Capen 1st floor Cybrary X         X  
Capen 3rd floor Cybrary X
        X  
Lockwood 2nd floor Cybrary X         X  
Lockwood 3rd floor Cybrary X         X  
Baldy 14a* X            
Baldy 200c* X X   X X   X
Remotely via UB Virtual Computing Lab X         X  
Remotely via UBUnix   X X        

Student edition
* GSE Lab Classrooms -- not open for public use. All GSE graduate students may request access.

Data Analysis Software Tutorials:
UCLA: Statistical Consulting Classes and Workshops – Covers: Stata, SAS, SPSS, Mplus and Latent Variable Analysis, R, SUDAN, Latent GOLD, Statistica, Mplus, HLM, and Power Analysis

Data Analysis Training and Support:

Writing A Research Paper

6th Edition of APA Style:

Managing References:

  • Endnote: Commercial reference management software package designed to manage bibliographies and references. Can be downloaded for free by students and faculty from the Library.
  • Son of Citation Machine: An online tool that creates appropriate in-text and bibliographic citations in MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles.