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UBC Research Commons: R for Statistical Analysis

Booking a One-on-One Consultation

For more personalized assistance, you can request to book a one-on-one consultation with one of our grad student assistants for any of the following services:

  • Citation Management
  • GIS
  • NVivo
  • SPSS or R
  • Thesis Formatting

Please note this is NOT a drop-in service. You must book an appointment using the Consultation Request button below.

The Consultation Request form provides the possible times for each type of service.


For assistance with literature and systematic reviews, research data, etc. contact the liaison librarian for your subject.

Workshop materials

  • Introduction to R for statistical analysis
  • Do you want to learn about R but don't know where to start? This workshop is for you! R is a popular free software program used for quantitative analysis in both the humanities and sciences. Many state-of-the-art models and various graphs are available in R. This introductory level R workshop discusses the R & R studio environment, basic data preparation and management, descriptive statistics, and common statistical analysis (T-test, ANOVA, correlation, regression). This workshop is designed for beginners who have no or little experience in R and with opportunities for hands-on experience with sample data. Join us for this workshop and start your data analysis with R! 

Download R and RStudio

Download R in your computer (available for Linux, Mac and Windows). To download, please choose your preferred CRAN mirror.

RStudio is an integrated development environment for R. After downloading and installing R in your computer, you can download Rstudio from the following link. 

Additional Resources

How are we doing? Let us know!

Did you attend one of our workshops or have a one-on-one consultation with a member of our team? We'd love to get your feedback!

R and RStudio in UBC Library

Koerner, Room 217, Computer Lab
SPSS, R, NVivo

Koerner Library, Room 218A, Data/GIS Lab*
ArcGIS Suite, SPSS, R, NVivo, and Stata

Woodward Library, Room B25, Computer Lab
SPSS, R, NVivo

For a more detailed description of our software, visit our Rooms & Software page. 

* There is quiet conversation in this room during our consultation hours.