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Statistical Computing Center

About SCC

The Statistical Computing Center (SCC) is supported by the Office of Graduate Studies at UMass Boston. It serves as a statistical consulting resource to strengthen research on campus by assisting faculty, staff, and graduate students in their use of statistical methods. SCC helps its clients in assessing methods and software and provides numerous training workshops.

Types of Statistical Consulting Services

The SCC provides advice on statistical problems arising in the preparation of studies, the analysis of data, and the interpretation of results. It also assists in the preparation of data analysis sections for inclusion in grant proposals and manuscript revisions. SCC can provide help on statistical issues arising at any stage of the research process:

More statistical expertise

Statistical Software

SCC provides support in using statistical software such as SPSS, AMOS, SAS, Stata, Matlab, R and WinBUGS. SCC provides programming support and training workshops.

Workshops

SCC offers workshops in using statistical software including SPSS, SAS, Stata, Excel,  and R every semester and in applied statistics during the Spring semester. These workshops are offered free of charge to members of UMass Boston community, but due to limited space, we do ask that you register in advance. Please have a look at workshop descriptions and schedules for a list of the workshops currently being offered. We are planning to add workshops on more topics in the near future.

Many people ask us which of these packages is the best, but there truly is no one best package for everyone. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Which one is right for you really depends on the analyses you want to do, as well as your statistical and programming background.  Please feel free to contact Dr. Jie Chen at jie.chen@umb.edu to discuss the best software for your situation.

Workshops in using statistical software

Workshops in applied statistics

How to obtain Statistical Consulting Services

You can make an appointment by sending an email to Dr Jie Chen at jie.chen@umb.edu or to graduate assistant Carl Fakhry at carl.fakhry001@umb.edu.

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  • Statistical Consulting Services
    Healey Library 5-0001
    P. 617.287.5241
    Jie Chen, PhD
    Senior Statistician
    Email: jie.chen@umb.edu