Statistical Consulting and Research Services


Welcome to the Montana State University Statistical Consulting and Research Services!  We offer statistical consulting to MSU students, faculty, and non-affiliates as well, dependent on consultant availability.  SCRS is currently supported by  Montana INBRE and Mountain West CTR-IN.  We assist in:

Research Planning: Study design, sample size, statistical power, analysis planning, data collection, data management, and research proposals.

Analysis: Computed variables, selecting statistical methods, modeling, model interpretation, and code review (R, SAS, or SPSS).

Dissemination: Graphical and tabular displays, model interpretation, and writing.

Additional work will depend on consultant specialty.  Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions.

Request Assistance

We have a high demand for our services, and rarely can we start working with you immediately upon receipt of your request. We maintain a waiting list and generally begin working with individuals in order of submission. We are a small group of statisticians serving the needs of many across campus, so the earlier you submit before your project deadline, the better we can serve you and others.

 To request statistical consultation, please submit a Request Form. A printable pdf is also available if preferred (pdf). Fill out this form as soon as possible, preferably (but not necessarily) before data collection.  

Our Cadre

Director: Dr. Lillian Lin (email)

Assistant Director: Katharine Banner, Ph.D. (email)

Advisory Council: Steve Cherry (chair), John Borkowski, Mike Franklin, Mark Greenwood, Megan Higgs, Kathryn Irvine, Mary Leonard, Donna Williams 

Past Advisory Council Members: Andrea Litt and Scott Myers

Current Consultants: Christopher Barbour (email), Kenneth Flagg (email), Andrea Mack (email), Jordan Schupbach (email)

Current Intern: Huafeng Zhang (email)

Past Associates and Consultants: Bridgett Foran, Leslie Gains-Germain, Michael Lerch, Maya Marchese, Elizabeth Mery, Christopher Peck, Claire Rasmussen

Statistical Consulting SeminarGraduate students in statistics take the hands-on Statistical Consulting Seminar course as a part of their graduate program. SCRS and the Statistical Consulting Seminar work together to provide consulting services to clients. Typically, the Statistical Consulting Seminar serves clients that are graduate students in other departments who are willing to work through the slower consulting process offered through this avenue. This is a great opportunity for graduate students from different departments across campus to participate in cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Last updated: 2017/02/01