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Department of Statistics

Statistical Consulting Lab, Room 11, Dickens Hall

The Statistical Consulting Lab at KSU was founded in 1946 to help KSU researchers who need statistical expertise. This proud tradition continues today.

Spring 2016

New projects will be accepted starting on January 25, 2016

Who we help

All KSU faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduates who are doing research may seek statistical help.

  • Researchers are expected to know the basics of statistics and are responsible for data entry and checking.
  • Students, particularly graduate students, are strongly encouraged to take, at a minimum, STAT 705: Regression and Analysis of Variance, and STAT 720: Design of Experiments. In addition, STAT 870: Analysis of Messy Data, is strongly encouraged.
  • Researchers are encouraged to run as much of the computer analyses as possible. The courses STAT725 and STAT 726 are especially useful for learning computing skills relevant to statistics softwares. 

What consulting services we provide

  • Most consulting through the Stat Lab is provided by Statistics graduate students  with initial supervision of Statistics faculty
  • Prior to data collection: Help with experimental design, survey design, sample size calculation.
  • After data collection: Help with choice of proper statistical analyses, use of software (SAS, R), interpretation and presentation of results.
  • It is always best to visit with us before data collection
  • As a general rule, statistics faculty engage in collaborative research with a wide variety of KSU researchers to develop new statistical methods or to apply established statistical methods to novel situations.

How we provide consulting help and collaborative research

  • Statistical Consulting Lab, Room 11, Dickens Hall
  • A completed Consulting Project Form will be required prior to consultation on any new project.
  • Consulting Requests by appointment are strongly encouraged and will take priority over walk-ins. To schedule an appointment, please email as an attachment a completed Consulting Project Form to statlab@ksu.edu
    • Plan for approximately two-weeks lead-time to schedule an appointment. 
  • Drop-In consulting requests will be accommodated as time permits. Make sure to bring a completed Consulting Project Form to your first drop-in visit to the Statistics Consulting Lab.
  • The Consulting Lab Spring 2016 schedule is now available.