National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center
Don’t forget to assess your skills and comfort level with available statistical tools...
In order to do a successful data analysis project, you are probably going to need some good training and experience, or else you are going to need some good outside help. You will need to fully assess your statistical resources.
You will find that their are many resources available to help you with the statistical side of your project. Here are a few:
If you have an in-house statistician or analyst, they probably have preferred software packages that they use on a regular basis. Consult with them about their preferences and recommendations.
If you do not have an in-house statistician or analyst, there are many statistical software packages to choose from. Some common packages include:
The software that you decide to use should be based upon your preferences and the preferences of those you will be working with, your comfort level with the software, the ability of the software to import and export the needed formats, your budget constraints, and time constraints.