The Social Science Statistics Center offers several types of
Statistical Software Support Outreach
Get help using the Statistical Software packages at the
Statistical Software Support Outreach. At the Outreach, you can receive
expert, hands-on, one-on-one instruction in the use of The SAS System
or SPSS. Come to learn, ask questions, or to do your statistical
software work in an environment where help is available.
Outreach services are free of charge and available to all MU
faculty, staff, and students. No appointment necessary.
Location 8 Middlebush Hall Summer Hours 3 to 5
p.m. Monday thru Friday
If your questions are of a more statistical nature, the
Outreach now has a statistical consulting referral program. Members of
the Social Science Statistics Center are available to consult on a wide
variety of topics including choice of statistical method and results
Statistical Consulting services are free of charge and
available to all MU graduate and undergraduate students performing
independent research (i.e., Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Master's
Thesis, Dissertation or similar) and instructors (i.e., faculty or
Graduate Teaching Assistant) wishing assistance in designing a
To schedule a virtual appointment with a Statistical Consultant,
please use our convenient
form or email Lada Micheas .
This service is available to all faculty
at the University of Missouri. Services include study design, sampling
issues, computational aspects, software advice, power and sample size
calculations, and choice of appropriate research methodology.
Due to the size of our staff, we do ask that our clients
keep the number of repeat visits on the same problem to a minimum.
However, we do not want to turn away those who need intensive help.
Generally, each client will receive 3 meetings free of charge, after
which some form of payment may be necessary. The Center staff member
assigned to a problem will provide the client with written
recommendations, briefly describing the problem, followed by an
appropriate statistical solution.
Our regular services include an initial meeting (in person, e-mail or phone) and a
reasonable number of follow-up questions. If your project requires a substantial contribution
of statistical consultant time, and you plan to publish your results,
please consider including your consultant as a co-author of your paper.
Statistical consulting is also available for clients outside
the university on a fee-for-service basis.
Researchers are encouraged to make contact with the Center
during the initial stage of a grant or study.
To schedule an appointment with a Statistical Consultant,
please use our convenient
form or email Dr. Thombs.