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Consulting

CSSS provides free statistical consulting to current UW faculty, staff, and students working on social science problems, broadly defined. Our consultants offer guidance at any stage of a project from study design and planning through the selection statistical methods to the interpretation of model results. However, we recommend involving a statistician at the earliest stage possible, as this ensures the best scientific foundation for statistical analyses. Please note that CSSS consultants do not generally provide statistical software support nor do consultants run analyses for consulting clients.

Services

  • Assistance with study planning and design
  • Review of the analysis section of proposals and reports
  • Advice on data visualization and presentation
  • Assistance with the choice and application of statistical methods
  • Development of specialized statistical methods

Autumn Quarter Schedule:

Tuesday through Friday

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Please refer to the appointment calendar here.

Consulting RA: Sara LaPlante

 

Please email: csss-consult@stat.washington.edu to request a time and to receive appointment information.

 

Note: CSSS Consulting does not offer appointments or drop-in consulting during university breaks.

 

How to Schedule an Appointment

Once you email us, we may request additional information about your project to understand how best we can help. This information typically includes the following:

  • A brief overview of your project
  • What stage of the project you are at (e.g., design, analysis, interpretation)
  • What analyses you may be considering (e.g., t-test, linear regression, cluster analysis)
  • What your outcome variables look like if you have any (e.g., continuous, count, binary, ordinal, nominal)
  • A description of any notable patterns in your data (e.g., repeated measures)

Please note that scheduling an appointment may take several days. We recommend reaching out early to ensure there is ample time to address your consulting needs.

Acknowledging the Consulting Service

Please help to acknowledge the role the CSSS consulting played in your research. A sample text that you could include in a publication: “This research used statistical consulting resources provided by the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington.”