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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.

Statlab 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.

Statlab's 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 email ( to set up a preliminary appointment. Walk-in services are also available from the Statlab graduate student consultant on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in South Hall 5421. 

Please note: The Statlab is not open during the summer. (approximately mid June through the end of September.)

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Statistics & Applied Probability
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106-3110
(805) 893-2129
South Hall 5607A