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3. Doing the Research: Statistics


Experimental design is a key stage of research.

The Statistics Consulting Unit provide free consultations for postgraduate students.

You can also view useful presentations on  statistical methods in their  Learn site



Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand offers many sources of statistics for researchers.

Under the CONZUL agreement UC Library has an annual allocation of hours which may be used to make requests for customised data by researchers.  Contact Janette Nicolle, the UC contact officer for details. 

There is an Integrated Data Infrastructure Lab at UC.

Finding statistics

There are numerous databases and web-sites that provide statistical data, including Statistics New Zealand.

For further information consult the Library's Statistical resources guide

Statistical Software

These programs are available on campus PCs via the Software Centre:

R (free) - Library resources on R

SAS - Library resources on SAS

SPSS - Library resources on SPSS

Statistica - Library resources on Statistica

Stata - Library resources on Stata

Which Stats provided by Sage Research Methods is designed to help you select a statistical test appropriate to your research.