“To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.”
-- R.A. Fisher, Presidential Address to the First Indian Statistical Congress, 1938.
Welcome to the Center for Statistical Consulting (CSC) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). We serve the statistical needs of researchers at UCI and businesses in the Orange County area. We look forward to establishing a synergistic collaborative relationship with you.
We provide assistance with:
Based on past experiences, we encourage you to schedule an initial meeting as early in your research as possible in order to evaluate the feasibility of your research goals and determine the optimal strategy for achieving them. Many clients seek help after data collection or analysis, when results are not as expected; we are then tasked with salvaging what is left of their study. Don't fall into this trap and seek consultation early in your research!
Our consultants all hold M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Graduate student consultants are supervised by senior statisticians or faculty. Should it be necessary, the project may be referred to a Statistics Department faculty member for more specialized consultations.
Please note that statistical consulting does not equate to software tutorial or help with homework. Also, we do not provide data entry service.
We are especially interested in long-term collaborations to advance research at UCI and to provide sources of funding for our center. Ideally, we will include a statistics support component to grants we are affiliated with in order to support staff, students, and the development of statistical methodology by our statisticians.