About Data and Statistical Services
Data and Statistical Services (DSS) is part the Research and Instructional Services in Firestone Library at Princeton University.
Statistical consulting services are available to currently enrolled/employed members of Princeton University. DSS consultants provide statistical
and software assistance in quantitative analysis of electronic data as part of independent research projects, such as junior papers, senior theses, term papers, dissertations, and scholarly
articles. We advise about the choice and application of quantitative methods, the conversion of data from one format to another, and the interpretation of statistical analyses. The
statistical packages supported are Stata, SPSS, and R.
For a DSS brochure, click here.
We provide assistance by walk-in service when the DSS lab is staffed (see schedule
on the sidemenu), by appointment and/or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Assistance can only be provided to
Princeton members who have a valid Princeton email address. We do not provide support via telephone
About accessing data resources
Data sets Princeton owns or has access to are subject to copyright and are licensed for academic or research use only by current students, faculty, and staff at Princeton
For help identifying relevant data, please contact your departmental librarian. Data may be accessible in any of the following places:
- The DSS website provides links that lead you to data on other websites or on our local server.
- Some data files are stored on CDs, located in locked cabinets on A-floor, near the DSS lab. Make a note of the study number,
and contact a reference librarian to use the CDs.
You will need your Princeton ID.
- Databases. The following databases are available on several restricted computers on
1st-floor, near the librarian's offices. No
necessary to use Bloomberg, Datastream, Tick Data (LIB-SSRC10), and Morningstar.
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