What services are offered by the Statistical Consulting Services faculty?
Services include advice on a wide variety of topics ranging from choosing a research design to analyzing data and interpreting results. Although our primary emphasis is on statistical methodology, we do provide, at some level, advice on most research-related activities.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Visit the office in building 38, room 116, or call our secretary at (850) 474-3054 to schedule an appointment. If the secretary is not available, one of our other staff members will assist you.
What information will be useful to my consultant for our first meeting?
To get the most out of your first meeting, we recommend that you bring along any information that will help your consultant better understand your questions; e.g., parts of what you have written (introduction, methods, results), printouts or graphs, data you have collected, other relevant studies, etc.
What will my first consulting session be like?
Your consultant will introduce himself/herself and ask you some general questions about your research and what you would like to accomplish during your first session. Before your meeting, the consultant will have read your Consulting Request Form and whatever supporting material you have supplied. The primary purpose of the initial session is to help you clarify your statistical questions and identify your research needs.
At what stage of research is it best to seek statistical advice?
Nothing is more frustrating than learning after the fact that your data are inadequate for valid statistical inference or that your time and resources were wasted by gathering more data than necessary. We recommend that you see us during the pre-proposal phase of your research.
How much statistics will I need to know?
We expect our clients to have a working knowledge of some basic statistical methods. What you may need to know (or learn about) will depend on what questions you would like your research to answer. Our consultant will help you explore your options.
Do you offer walk-in or telephone service?
No, we don't. Service is by appointment only.
What is the cost of service?
Who are the consultants?
The consultants are the statistics faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and advanced graduate students.
For additional information, contact:
Raid W. Amin, Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola FL 32514
To make an appointment, please call (850) 474-3015 or 474-3054, or use our online Consulting Request Form