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

R-& RStudio-Resources

Looking for R & RStudio information? These resources can offer a good starting point.


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