What is empirical reasoning? 

Empirical reasoning is the process of thinking critically about organizing, analyzing, and visualizing qualitative, quantitative, and/or geospatial data.

The Empirical Reasoning Center provides: 

TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 
The ERC offers training for statistical analysis, textual analysis, and geographical information systems software. We support both Macs and PCs. 
 
INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE
The ERC can help individuals through each step of the research process from basic research design and formulating a hypothesis to data analysis and visualization to interpreting and presenting results. 
 
CLASSROOM SUPPORT 
The ERC supports courses with supplementary training sessions focusing on using analysis softwares, finding appropriate datasets, and interpreting and understanding the narrative of quantative and qualitative data. 
 
The recently created Empirical Reasoning Center is a new initiative supported by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation designed to provide infrastructural support for empirical reasoning across the curriculum.