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Online Statistical Support


Advanced graduate students are available to answer your statistical analysis and programing questions Monday through Friday during the hours noted in the schedule at the bottom of the page.

You can connect with consultants using Slack or Microsoft Teams. Information on how to connect to our channels is below.

Get connected:

Slack:

  • Visit the #stats-help-desk channel during desk hours and post your question. If you need help with a specific topic (i.e. machine learning, NLP, time series) or are using a specific software (i.e. R, SAS, SPSS) please check the consultants’ specialties in the schedule below and post during their hours.
  • Consultants will discuss your needs with you and share their Zoom IDs as needed.
  • Finally, use these articles to leave the workspace, leave the channel or mute notifications once your session is complete.

Microsoft Teams:
**Mac users may have trouble with the desktop client. If that is the case, we encourage you to try the browser app instead.
**Teams should be used when sharing sensitive data. Once you explain your needs to the consultant, they can help you share your data via private message or folder.

  • Visit the Stats Desk Team.
  • Post your question during desk hours.
  • If you need help with a specific topic (i.e. machine learning, NLP, time series) or are using a specific software (i.e. R, SAS, SPSS) please check the consultants’ specialties in the schedule below and post during their hours.
  • Consultants will discuss your needs with you and share their Zoom IDs as needed.
  • Finally, use these articles to leave the Team or change your notifications settings.

 

Use the table below to find the help desk consultant best-suited to answering your research questions:

Spring 2023 Hours - January 9 - May 6 (Closed University Holidays/Breaks)MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAYFRIDAY
Mornings (See times for specific consultant)Hashem (9am-12pm)
Economics
R, Python, Regression (OLS, GLM, and IV), Data Visualization in R, Regression Discontinuity Design, MLE, Generalized Method of Moments, Focus on Structural Models, Discrete Models, Simulations, Behavioral Experiments
Philip (9am-1pm)
Political Science
R, Stata, Excel, MPLUS, Qualtrics, Regression, SEM, Factor Analysis, Network Analysis, Data Visualization
Micah (9am-1pm)
Sociology
Stata, R, Mplus, Regression (OLS and GLM), Structural Equation Modeling, Causal Inference
Philip (9am-1pm)
Political Science
R, Stata, Excel, MPLUS, Qualtrics, Regression, SEM, Factor Analysis, Network Analysis, Data Visualization
Ruy (9am-12pm)
Sociology
Stata, SAS, R, Linear Regression (panel data, multilevel models, instrumental variable), Categorical Dependent Variable Models (GLM), Survival Analysis, Factor Analysis, Quasi-Experimental Designs, Admin databases, Socioeconomic panels, Census data, Survey data, Text files & Messy data, Social & Behavioral sciences, Intervention Research & Program Evaluation
Afternoons (See times for specific consultant)Hashem (12pm-5pm)
Economics
R, Python, Regression (OLS, GLM, and IV), Data Visualization in R, Regression Discontinuity Design, MLE, Generalized Method of Moments, Focus on Structural Models, Discrete Models, Simulations, Behavioral Experiments
Philip (1pm-5pm)
Political Science
R, Stata, Excel, MPLUS, Qualtrics, Regression, SEM, Factor Analysis, Network Analysis, Data Visualization
Micah (1pm-5pm)
Sociology
Stata, R, Mplus, Regression (OLS and GLM), Structural Equation Modeling, Causal Inference
1pm-5pm: You may contact Chris Wiesen to check his availability or to make an appointment. Please see his areas of experience before contacting him.Kirsten (12pm-3pm)
Psychology and Neuroscience
SPSS, SAS, MPlus, Regression (OLS, GLM, Multilevel models), Mediation and Moderation analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Longitudinal Data
Evenings (See times for specific consultant)Ruy (5pm-7pm)
Sociology
Stata, SAS, R, Linear Regression (panel data, multilevel models, instrumental variable), Categorical Dependent Variable Models (GLM), Survival Analysis, Factor Analysis, Quasi-Experimental Designs, Admin databases, Socioeconomic panels, Census data, Survey data, Text files & Messy data, Social & Behavioral sciences, Intervention Research & Program Evaluation
Ruy (5pm-7pm)
Sociology
Stata, SAS, R, Linear Regression (panel data, multilevel models, instrumental variable), Categorical Dependent Variable Models (GLM), Survival Analysis, Factor Analysis, Quasi-Experimental Designs, Admin databases, Socioeconomic panels, Census data, Survey data, Text files & Messy data, Social & Behavioral sciences, Intervention Research & Program Evaluation
Steven (5pm-7pm)
Political Science
R, Regression (OLS and GLM), Data Visualization in R, data sets used by political scientists studying international relations, especially those relating to conflict and terrorism

Steven (5pm-7pm)
Political Science
R, Regression (OLS and GLM), Data Visualization in R, data sets used by political scientists studying international relations, especially those relating to conflict and terrorism
3pm-5pm: You may contact Chris Wiesen to check his availability or to make an appointment. Please see his areas of experience before contacting him.

 

If you have trouble accessing any of the above channels, please contact Chris Wiesin at chris_wiesen@unc.edu.