Research Computing Services
Three types of advising are available: walk-in support in open access labs, telephone support, and e-mail support.
Walk-in support is provided by statistical computing advisers in public access labs for basic, how-to questions regarding supported statistical software. Service is on a first-come, first-served basis and is designed to serve the needs of undergraduate and graduate students who have basic questions about particular statistical procedures in any of Loyola's supported statistical software packages. The advisers are senior graduate students with backgrounds in research methods and quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis. They have an excellent working knowledge of one or more of the additional statistical computing software packages supported by Loyola. If they cannot answer a question they will refer you to another adviser or staff member who can. Advisers work on a fixed schedule during the week. Click on the link for Walk-in support above to get adviser locations and hours.
Telephone support is available to students during the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM when there are no advisers on duty at the campus where a student is working. Call Lauree Garvin at 773-508-7653 or Jack Corliss at 773-508-7606. Please leave a message if your call goes to voicemail. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
E-mail support is available through email@example.com. We will acknowledge your query within one business day and provide you with an answer within two business days.
Research Computing staff will consult with faculty, staff, and graduate students on research issues that require more in-depth statistical computing assistance than can be given during walk-in support hours (questions/problems that require more than "how-to" answers and minimal interpretive support). Consulting is by appointment only. To schedule a consulting appointment at the Water Tower or Lake Shore campuses contact Lauree Garvin at 773-508-7653, firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Research Computing group will consult with faculty and staff on research or program projects and with graduate students on their thesis or dissertation research. Graduate students must have approval for such consulting from their thesis or dissertation committees. Research computing staff provide assistance with research design, the selection of appropriate statistical models for analyzing data, database design, database and statistical software programming, interpretation of program output to a degree appropriate to the research, and design of tables, graphs, and charts.
Accessing Data Archives, Warehouses (ICPSR)
Information about national data sources can be found here.
Research Computing will provide class-specific training in SPSS and NVivo at the request of faculty members. To schedule training please contact Lauree Garvin at 773-508-7653, or email@example.com. Individual SPSS or NVivo training is available through Teaching with Technology Workshops (TWTs). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a TWT.
Supported Statistical and Research-Related Software Packages
SNAP online survey software is in use for some Teacher Course Evaluations. For more information about SNAP please contact Jack Corliss (email@example.com; 8-7606).