Statistical Consultation and Collaboration Services (SCCS) provides statistical consulting and collaboration to researchers at UMass, the Five Colleges, and elsewhere, through individual meetings and support for interdisciplinary research projects.

SCCS can help with all phases of statistical analysis. We can assist with:

  • Study design and analysis plans
  • Performing data analysis
  • Interpreting results
  • Preparing grants and publications

What we cannot offer: We generally do not provide manual entry of data into database or technical support with statistical software. We do not assist students with homework.

Directors

Professor; Coordinator, Statistics Program

A headshot of Krista Gile.
Research Interests: social science statistics, social networks, sampling, network sampling, link-tracing sampling, respondent-driven sampling
A headshot of Krista Gile.

Professor; Associate Department Head

Anna Liu.
Research Interests: Non-parametric statistics, mixed models, active learning, optimization, anomaly detection, single cell RNA analysis
Anna Liu.

Request Services

To request services, please click on the link below to complete a short questionnaire describing your project.

If you are unable to complete the online form, you can email @email with a brief description of your problem and your contact information. It is helpful if you could provide the following information:

  • description of the variables to be measured
  • research questions that you want to address using statistical methods
  • a sample of the data or a copy of the survey, if available
  • papers about previous studies of a similar nature which might aid us in helping you, if available.

Once we receive your information, a staff member will contact you to arrange an initial consultation, which is provided free of charge. This contact usually takes place within two days of receipt of your request.

Rates

We are a self-funded center. During the academic year, consulting is primarily provided by teams of supervising/teaching faculty and student consultants receiving course credit. Our fees primarily pay for graduate student consultants over the summer. We ask clients with funding available to pay for consulting to support our center. We are usually able to work with researchers within their budgets, and are also happy to offer pro bono consulting as our capacity allows.

Our rates depend on the type of researcher and type of statistical collaborator.

Group A: from UMass, the Five Colleges, local governments, non-profits
Group B: from external, for-profit entities

Our hourly rates
Collaborating by Collaborating with Group A Collaborating with Group B
Graduate Student $60 $90
Faculty $180 $230

 

Statistics for Social Science Reading Group

In collaboration with the consulting centers at ISSR and CRF, SCCS hosts a biweekly reading group on statistical methods for social science research. Led by SCCS Co-director Krista Gile, along with Holly Laws (CRF), and Jessica Pearlman (ISSR), this group will work together to deepen our collective understanding of the statistical foundations and more subtle features of methods of interest to social science researchers. Topics will last from one to several weeks, and all are welcome to attend as many or as few sessions as they like. Contact Krista Gile for more information.

Contact Information

Consulting meetings are scheduled by appointment only. Please review our instructions above on how to request an appointment under Request Services heading.

Questions? Contact SCCS by email at:
@email

Our mailing address is:
Statistical Consultation and Collaboration Services
Mathematics and Statistics Department
Lederle Grad Research Tower
Box 35415
710 N. Pleasant St.
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9305