Resources for Researchers

Statistics Support

Statistics support for both faculty and students is provided by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Assistance is by appointment only. Appointment requests can be submitted via email.


Dr. David Fike

Research Statistician


Dr. David Fike served full-time at UIW from 2008 to 2016 as a research statistician and professor. He taught courses in introductory/advanced statistics, survey research and research analytics at UIW, and he has over 50 journal publications. He has also helped many UIW students and faculty develop scholarly documents including theses, dissertations and journal articles. His focus is on helping people be successful with quantitative research, especially those who are fearful of statistics or who have limited knowledge and experience.

Analytical Software for Researchers


Accessing IBM SPSS at UIW for Faculty and Students

To access SPSS from any computer connected to the UIW network please see the following tutorials:

Computer Rooms

Graduate, Doctoral and Professional Students

Graduate, doctoral, and professional students are provided access to LIB 103 and 105, two computer labs equipped with both IBM SPSS (statistical analysis) and QRS NVivo (qualitative analysis) to assist in supporting their research needs. Additionally, doctoral students may access the Doctoral Study Room (LIB 233) to use these programs. For information on how these rooms are to be used, see Graduate Computer Room Use Policy.

External Funding Database

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GrantForward Funding Search and Grant Recommendation Service

The University of the Incarnate Word has subscribed to GrantForward Funding Opportunity Search and Recommendation service, which is open to all members of our institution. We invite you to sign up to use the service to keep your awareness of funding opportunities. GrantForward (see quick overview video) helps you find grant opportunities that suit your research needs with a database of grants from over 12,000 sponsors which is updated daily. You can search for grants by keywords and advanced filters, save your favorite searches for new grant alerts, and save your favorite grants to keep track of them. GrantForward also recommends grants to you based on your CV, past publications and research interests. You can access GrantForward at

Guides and Tools