How we work with you
StatLab staff includes GIS and Statistical specialists as well as data management experts. We also have Statistical and GIS Consultants work in a question-and-answer mode to help people with particular questions that come up in their research or classroom activities using statistical software and statistical methodologies. Consultants can offer advice ranging from:
- “How should I enter to my data” to
- “What statistical program is best for my project” to
- “How do I get the program to run the analysis I want”.
The consultants cannot provide long tutorial sessions. The consultants can help describe and explain methods and procedures, but they cannot prescribe particular methodologies or interpret results of analyses.
If your needs go beyond this scope, we suggest you contact your faculty advisor or TA about further instruction and participate in course work and/or workshops that will increase your expertise in the area of concern. The StatLab offers workshops on the major statistical packages throughout the year.
Consultants specialize in particular academic fields of study and in particular software packages. Knowing in advance the best match for your particular questions is possible by reviewing their areas of expertise. However, each consultant has extensive expertise in statistical computing and software support and can help you get started in all the basic packages supported by the StatLab.
If you have any questions on who to meet with or the services we provide, please call 203-432-3278 (Monday - Friday) or fill out the contact page.
Need consulting for research projects involving complex databases, web interfaces, and geospatial applications? Fill out our contact page to discuss contract consulting and custom programming support.