Statistical Consulting Laboratory
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
The Statistical Consulting Laboratory - Statlab - exists
primarily to provide advice on statistical methods to researchers
(faculty and graduate students) at UCSB. Advice can be given at all
stages of an investigation --- planning the data collection, choosing
the appropriate statistical methods for valid interpretation of results,
choosing effective software for calculation and graphical display
and figuring out how to do the numerical work on a computer and reporting
the final statistical results.
is under the direction of the Statlab Director with active assistance
of two faculty members and two senior graduate students with major
interest and training in applied statistics. Statlab can also draw
on the expertise of several other faculty members in the Department
of Statistics and Applied Probability.
role is advisory: The aim is to help researchers do their own statistical
analysis. The services are free for faculty, staff and graduate students
at UCSB. Statlab
services are available to off-campus organizations. If full data analysis services are required, then special
arrangements can sometimes be made. Assistance cannot be given to
students seeking help with UCSB coursework.
Researchers seeking statistical help should contact the Statlab by
to set up a preliminary appointment. Walk-in services are also available
from the Statlab graduate student consultant on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. in South Hall 5421.
Please note: The Statlab is not open during the summer. (approximately
mid June through the end of September.)