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Education Commons at OISE

Data Analysis Lab

A specialized facility for data analysis


 What is this?

The Mini-Data Analysis Lab (Lab 8) is a suite of 5 PC workstations that are available to students on a drop-in basis on the 3rd floor Tech Lounge (Computer Labs). These computers provide access to advanced data analysis software for both quantitative and qualitative research. Software products available include:

  • LISREL: for structural equation modeling
  • NVivo:  helps you to work with unstructured information like documents, surveys, audio, video and pictures -- so that you can ultimately make better decisions
  • SPSS: data quality, data complexity, automation and forecasting
  • SPSS AMOS: perform structural equation modeling to build models with more accuracy than with standard multivariate statistics techniques
  • SAS: Enhanced manageability; In-database processing; Enhanced performance; Data access; Data quality; Analytics
  • STATA:  structural equation modeling (SEM), contrasts, ARFIMA, business calendars, chained equations for multiple imputation, contour plots, automatic memory management, importing and exporting of Excel files
  • HLM: Hierarchical Linear and Non-linear Modeling

Located in the Tech Lounge.


 Who do we support?

OISE Faculty, students and staff


 How do I request this service?

The Data Analysis Lab is available on a drop-in basis during the OISE Computer Labs hours of operation.


 What is the cost for this service?

There is no cost.


 How do I get support with this service?

Support for Research Design and Data Analysis is available through Data Analysis Research Support Services.

Funding acknowledgements

The Education Commons gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the Social Economy Centre, which has facilitated upgrading of workstations and the purchase of new software in conjunction with the Volunteers Count research project.