UGA Statistical Consulting Center
University of Georgia
Contact: Daniel Hall, Director of the UGA Statistical Consulting Center
The UGA Statistical Consulting Center (SCC) is a unit of the Department of Statistics and a Core Facility of the Office of Research. It receives support from the Department, the Office of Research, and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
The center's goals are to support and strengthen research at UGA; to educate statistics graduate students in the methods of applied statistics and collaboration; and to serve the broader community by providing high quality, affordable statistical consulting.
The SCC is run by a Director (Dan Hall) and Associate Director (XIanyan Chen), both faculty members of the Department of Statistics. In addition, it is staffed by graduate students whose consulting work is closely supervised by the directors of the SCC, who also work closely with clients. Most of the statistical consulting done by the SCC is done on an hourly fee-for-service basis.
In addition, the SCC engages in collaborative work, including statistical support for grant proposals and funded research projects, under terms negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
All clients receive a free one-hour initial consultation per project. Hourly rates for work beyond the initial consultation are listed on the SCC webpage. Clients may request an appointment via a form on our website. Walk-in consulting is also available for simple problems; see our webpage for walk-in hours.
The SCC provides a wide range of statistical help. We can:
- Help clients operationalize research questions
- Advise on measurement issues
- Design experiments, non-experimental studies, and surveys
- Determine analytical methods
- Determine sample size/conduct power analysis
- Manage and manipulate data
- Implement data analyses
- Interpret and report statistical results
- Suggest and generate graphical and tabular summaries
- Resolve questions about statistical software
- Explain statistical methodology.
- And much more.