Data Analytics Lab

Statistics Support

Need help with statistics for your research?

  •  If you are a researcher at FPPW you can get help with your statistical problems by mailing to:
  • Better safe than sorry. The sooner you ask for advice, the better we can help you. Our service also includes the stage of design development.
  • The RSO adheres to the faculty guidelines for authorship of scientific publications

 We offer help for a different types of questions:

  • Research design
  • Power analysis
  • Data processing and visualization
  • R, SPSS and Mplus syntax
  • Reliability/validity
  • ANOVA/linear regression
  • Categorical data analysis                         
  • Structural equation models
  • Path analysis/mediation and moderation
  • Mixed effects models
  • Multilevel analysis

Example questions

  • “I am trying to fit a regression model, but I have outliers and some assumptions are violated.”
  • “I am supposed to do logistic regression, but am not familiar with this analysis.”
  •  “How should I do power analysis for this paper?”
  • “I am trying to filt a multilevel model, but it won’t converge. What is causing this and what can I do about it?”
  • “How can I fit these SEM models in lavaan?”
  • “I would like to check my FWO proposal, data collection and data analysis plan with you.”

R & Rstudio Support


On Thursday from 3pm to 4pm researchers at the FPPW can "walk in" with R & Rstudio related questions. This either via Teams (meeting link) or on campus (directions)

Typical issues are

  • I keep getting the same error message
  • My script is not working anymore
  • I do not understand the error message

For statistical questions or for support regarding interpretation and execution of statistical analyses within R, FPPW researchers can make an appointment via


Dries Debeer, Statistical Consultant
Research Support Office (RSO)
Room 110.070, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent