STATISTICAL CONSULTING LAB
The Statistical Consulting Laboratory is an educational, service and revenue-earning unit in the Department of Mathematics. The Lab was formally opened in September, 2006.
Its educational mission is:
§ To train students in the art and practice of statistical consulting,
by providing them the opportunity to interact with a variety of
clients, both within and outside of the university.
§ To disseminate statistical knowledge and expertise to students and faculty on the UTA campus, by providing statistical assistance on research projects, theses or dissertations.
Its service mission is:
§ To provide statistical support to UTA students and faculty.
Its revenue-earning mission is to bring revenue to the Math Department by:
§ Charging the grants of university faculty requiring statistical support
§ Actively pursuing contracts outside the university.
The Lab offers expertise in the following statistical areas:
Mathematical Statistics Experimental Design
Regression Analysis Survival Analysis
Categorical Data Analysis
Repeated Measures Analysis
§ There is no charge for students or for faculty without grants.
§ Faculty intending to use the Lab for statistical support on grant-funded projects should budget appropriate time for consulting, billed at $100/hour.
§ Clients outside the university will be billed either hourly ($100/hour) or by contract.
Projects in Fall 2006
This semester’s projects within the UTA campus included:
§ Working with several biology graduate students on their thesis projects, including:
a study of the variation in certain size parameters in turtles across
a study of the variation in scale roughness of rattlesnakes across the
Ecology: analysis of several experiments involving herbivory of plants (categorical data analysis)
Toxicology: analysis of experiments investigating eco-friendly compounds to prevent the attachment of mussels to submerged vessels (categorical data analysis)
Environmental Science: analysis of experiments studying the resistance of apple snails to variations in temperature, salinity, ph. The study is related to the invasion of these snails and eco-friendly ways to manage them. (survival analysis)
§ Managing the Calculus Study within the Math Department (data management)
Outside clients included:
§ Gleason Engineering, whose project involved various drilling parameters associated with the productivity of gas wells.
Dr D.L. Hawkins, Lab Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Phone: (817) 272-2995
Office: 466 PKH