Consulting Rules

The first consultation (30 min) and a follow-up meeting are free of charge for all clients.

QC Stat Lab works with individuals, companies and organizations. Previous clients have included university and college departments, faculty and students from different universities, individual researchers and organizations, state and government agencies.

If you need statistical consulting we request that you send an email message to QCStatLab@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

Consultations usually require initial meeting and one follow-up meeting. Otherwise the consultation can be conducted via Skype, phone, e-mail and other media.

QC Stat Lab can provide statistical help for all stages of our clients' projects. We recommend that the clients contact us before they start their project and collect data. Many times the quality of the final results depends heavily on the study design and the way the data are collected. We can work with observational studies, experimental design, simulation studies, etc. The help may include some or all stages of the research process: research design, statistical methodology, sample size, power analysis, data collection, data entry and data management, managing databases, data description and presentation, statistical analysis and forecasts, and interpretation of the results. For survey related projects we can help with the survey instrument design, sampling plans, spatial and time considerations.

QC Stat Lab can help in many areas of research but it we are not able to help with particular topic we can make recommendation and suggest other consultants. The meetings and consultations are scheduled on first-come, first-served basis and depend on the availability of the consultant. Sometimes a waiting period of one or two weeks may be necessary. In some cases the two gratis meetings may not be sufficient to resolve the problem or the project may require further involvement of the consultant. In these cases a consultation fee for the services may be required. The fee schedule is negotiated between the QC Stat Lab and the client. We provide help to faculty and students with statistical advice, data management and customized statistical analysis related to research projects, PhD dissertations, Master’s theses, etc.

The help can include all stages of the research process: research design, statistical methodology, sample size, power analysis, data collection, data entry and data management, managing databases, data description and presentation, statistical analysis and forecasts, and interpretation of the results. For survey related projects we can help with the survey instrument design, sampling plans, spatial and time considerations.