The Statistical Consulting Services (SCS) provides advice on statistical problems arising in the preparation of studies, the analysis of data and the interpretation of results. The advisory service is available to graduate students, faculty members, as well as non-UConn clients in government and industry. It provides statistical advice to faculty and graduate student researchers throughout the University generating collaborative research and serving to train graduate students in applied statistics. It provides a center for discussion on research problems and methodological advances in statistics and probability.
This service can provide, for example, direct assistance in carrying out data analyses or in the preparation of grant proposals, journal publications or dissertations/theses. The SCS also provides software consultation in the form of short courses. The SCS does not supply expert witnesses in civil or criminal court cases.
The SCS can provide help at any stage of research:
- Design of Experiments and Surveys
- Preparation of Proposals
- Data Management
- Data Analysis and Modeling
- Interpretation of Results
- Statistical Software Issues
- Preparation of Reports
- Long-term Collaborative Work
Free On-Demand Assistance @ UConn
SCS provides to modes of on-demand assistance for UConn faculty, students and staff; walk-in and online.
This assistance is not intended for homework and is more geared to data analysis rather than specific statistical software usage.
- Free walk-in services are our most popular offering intended for quick questions about grant applications, journal articles, Ph.D. dissertations, M.S. theses, and undergraduate research projects. Check our current schedule on the walk-in schedule page.
- Online help – a newer service – allows users to submit question and documents online. Questions are usually addressed within 24 hours but may take up to 3 business days if an area expert is needed. Use the submission tool to get assistance.
Clients may be referred to SCS from a regularly scheduled consulting appointment. SCS accepts projects from clients or researchers. Collaborative consulting and assistance with data analysis through SCS requires funding for the statistical consultant on an hourly basis. Consultations may be with a faculty member, a graduate student under faculty supervision or directly involved with the problem, or the on-site statistician at your organization. Fees are $50 per graduate assistant hour and $200 per faculty hour but internal UConn clients, including students, may request a consulting fee waiver if no grant support is currently available. Waivers are granted on a case-by-case basis.
To obtain statistical consulting from SCS, please fill out the online application. Collaborative consulting and assistance with data analysis through SCS requires funding for the statistical consultant on an hourly basis.
For any questions regarding the application, please contact Professor Ming-Hui Chen (Email: ming-hui.chen @uconn.edu).