GIS, Statistical, and Computing Assistance
If your research project involves displaying data over geographic areas, you may want to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to create a map. GIS technology is somewhat complex, but enables the researcher to incorporate multiple geographic features and subject data into a single graphical presentation. For information about GIS resources and assistance available at UT, see the GIS@UT page.
If you are a current or prospective GIS user, you are invited to participate in a discussion forum sponsored by the University Libraries once or twice a year. For more information, please see the Data Services News and Activities page.
Research Computing Support (RCS) provides consulting services to University of Tennessee researchers who need assistance with planning their research, collecting data, converting secondary data sets into usable files, using statistical, graphical, mapping, and related computing applications, analyzing and interpreting data, and presenting results, among other things. Visit the RCS website for a description of their services, online documentation, training class schedules, news about statistical and computing software on campus, and more.
RCS provides a walk-in statistical consulting service for relatively quick or straightforward questions (particularly helpful for getting your data sets ready for analysis). No appointment is necessary. The schedule changes each semester, so check the schedule online, by phone at 974-8975, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statistical Computing Manuals
If you prefer to use a printed manual when working with the major statistical analysis packages, you may find what you need among the statistical computing manuals in the Reserve collection at Hodges Library. View a list of the manuals in the current collection.
General Computer Questions
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) operates a HelpDesk for students, faculty, and staff who have questions about their computers and netid logins, among other things. For information about HelpDesk options and hours, visit the OIT HelpDesk website.
Page last updated August 31, 2009.