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DSS lab consultation schedule
Sep 1-Oct 16By Zoom appt. here
Oct 19-Dec 4Virtual Zoom Walk-ins
Dec 7-Jan 31By Zoom appt. here
Feb 1-April 30Virtual Zoom Walk-ins
May 3-Aug 31By appt. here
For quick questions email
*No appts. necessary during walk-in hrs.
Note: the DSS lab is open as long as Firestone is open, no appointments necessary to use the lab computers for your own analysis.

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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.

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We provide assistance by walk-in service when the DSS lab is staffed (see schedule on the sidemenu), by appointment and/or via email ( Assistance can only be provided to current 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 University. 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 reservation is necessary to use Bloomberg, Datastream, Tick Data (LIB-SSRC10), and Morningstar.

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