Mathematics and Statistics

Statistical Consulting

Statistical Consulting Opportunities

The Mathematics and Statistics Department is pleased to announce that Professors Wagaman and Horton are available for statistical consulting for both faculty and students (especially thesis writers). Consulting can involve help in designing an experiment or study, analyzing or interpreting results, or help in understanding a statistical technique in a journal article, and much more.  Please contact us to set up an appointment.

Information for Thesis writers and Faculty mentors

We would like to encourage thesis writers with longer term consulting needs to contact us early in their thesis process, as well as to involve their faculty mentors in the consulting. This can aid the statisticians in better understanding the problem, and hence, improve the consulting experience and may provide new insights for faculty mentors as well.

Value of Statistical Consulting

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Amherst College recognizes the value of statistical consulting as a legitimate and important form of scholarship and professional development. This can involve:

  • consulting on projects that may lead to joint authorship on peer-reviewed publications
  • consulting on scholarly projects even if joint authorship is not attained
  • consulting on student research projects
  • consulting on commercial projects that may involve proprietary information that precludes peer-reviewed publication