When you carry out a quantitative research, you will collect a lot numerical data. Depending on the type data analysis that want to do, you need a tool or program to help you with the analysis. You don’t need a comprehensive statistics program to run descriptive statistics. It is good enough to use MS Excel.
You can find some tips from YouTube on how to use Excel to do basic analysis. If you want more tips, take a look at this book “An Introduction to Statistics using Microsoft Excel” which offers numerous examples, self tests and other exercises so it is great for teaching. Further details and how to buy the book can be found at http://academic-publishing.org/Statistics_intro.htm