Western Data Science Solutions (formerly the Data Analytics Help Service) offers statistical consulting and workshops on software and data analysis. These services are brought to you by the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences in cooperation with Western Libraries and with generous support from Western University through targeted funding to the Faculty of Science.
Researchers seeking more extensive statistical consulting services, or customized workshops for students, faculty or staff can contact Dr. Vera Tai (email@example.com) to inquire about arrangements such as fee-for-service projects or collaborative research with faculty and/or graduate students in the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences.
Where are we located?
The consulting service will be offered in Weldon Collaborative Technology Room 17A (in the Map and Data Centre on the ground floor of the D.B. Weldon Library), from Monday, January 16 through the term, concluding on April 6, 2017. The service will not operate during Reading Week (February 20-24).
What are our hours?
Consulting Hours for the January to April 2017 term:
Mondays 09:00 - 13:00 (Consultant 1)
Tuesdays 13:30 - 17:30 (Consultant 2, effective January 31)
Planning for appropriate sampling and study designs and the choice of appropriate statistical methodology (e.g., I want to study this subject - how should I conduct the study and conduct my statistical analysis to address my research question?);
Data analysis (e.g., What summaries and procedures should I use, or how do I produce them?);
Interpretation of results (e.g., I've done this analysis - what does it mean?);
Software selection and use (e.g., Would it be best to use R, SPSS or SAS for the analysis I need to do? How do I get started?);
What is the service NOT intended for?
Here are some examples:
To do the statistical analysis for a research project. Note that the role of the consultants in Western Data Science Solutions is to guide and provide instruction to researchers to produce their own summaries, analyses and reports. Researchers seeking more extensive services can contact Dr. Vera Tai (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about arrangements such as fee-for-service projects or collaborative research opportunities with faculty and/or graduate students in the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences.
To develop course materials or to offer a session or workshop outside the Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences. Faculties, Units or faculty members seeking these types of services can contact Dr. Vera Tai (email@example.com) to inquire about possible arrangements.
To provide statistics course help. If you are taking a statistics course through the Department of Statistical & Actuarial Sciences, visit the Statistics Help Centre (From http://www.stats.uwo.ca/ navigate through Undergraduate > Current Students > Help Centre Schedule). Otherwise, please contact your instructor and/or course TAs for help.
Please provide feedback!
If you have used the service (either through a scheduled appointment or drop-in), please complete the anonymous feedback form (http://goo.gl/forms/FHVBQhDZ3A) for each visit. Your responses will be used to evaluate the service, to help us improve the service and to help us secure support to keep it running!