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Statistics for Research GuideClick here to chat with a librarian

Find information and guidance on statistics for health research and statistical software such as SPSS and NVivo. Access ebooks, online learning modules, and key online resources on statistics by navigating through the blue tabs above. If you have suggestions for additional guides or require research assistance, contact us at

SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is software used to analyse data and run statistical procedures, such as linear regression analysis and logistic regression analysis. Despite its name, SPSS is widely used across many disciplines, including health research.

Monash Health employees and students can use SPSS on specific computers at our Clayton and Dandenong libraries. Look for the computer with the SPSS sign or ask Library staff. 

Access IBM's brief guide to SPSS 28 here.

NVivo is computer software for qualitative data analysis, ideal for those undertaking qualitative or mixed methods research.

Monash Health employees and students can use NVivo on specific computers at our Clayton, Dandenong, and Casey libraries. Look for the computer with the NVivo sign or ask Library staff. 

NVivo Transcription services are available via a ‘pay-as-you-go’ model to be paid by your Department.

Access the online NVivo Guide here.

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