Statistics and Methods Core Mission
- providing advice on all aspects of statistical design and analysis for CCPR research projects;
- developing new statistical methodology, models, and tools to support current and proposed research projects;
- coordinating the matching of the statistical expertise in other units of the UCLA campus with CCPR research projects;
- improving CCPR affiliates' access to state-of-the art statistical methodology through workshops and seminar series and advising the Computing Core and Social Science Computing on acquisition and support of statistical software.
CCPR offers "drop-in" statistical consulting services to meet short-term needs of CCPR affiliates. This can include:
- assistance with study planning and design,
- assistance with the choice and application of statistical methods,
- advice on interpretation and presentation of statistical results.
In addition to helping you with what to do, we will also help you with how to do it:
- assistance with statistical software,
- development of specialized statistical methods.
To schedule an appointment for advising on statistical design and analysis, or for help with statistical programming, please email CCPR's statistical programmer and statistician, Andrew Hicks here.
Andrew will also hold regular office hours between 2-3pm Monday-Friday in CCPR 4335C.
Temporary Data R.A.
The Statistics and Methods Core now offers to CCPR faculty affiliates the use of a Temporary Data Research Assistant. This position was created to assist in the beginning stages of research projects. The R.A. will be available to CCPR faculty investigators to assist in importing, managing, organizing, and cleaning data for analysis, and also for literature searches and review.
If you would like to learn more about how the RA can assist in your research or would like to set up an appointment, please email here.
For a list of statistical packages available to CCPR affiliates please see CCPR Computing.
UCLA's Academic Technology Services provides UCLA researchers with assistance in statistical computing issues through the Statistical Consulting Group. Currently, ATS offers classes and seminars, as well as learning modules on SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R through their statistical computing page.
The Statistics and Methods Core will also also offer workshops in statistical methods and programming open to all CCPR affiliates. Recordings and notes from these workshops are available below.
10/22/2013 Research Workflow Using Stata (no video) - ppt
*The password for workshop videos is 'workshop4CCPR'.
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