Statistical Consulting Center

The Statistical Consulting Center is maintained by the Department of Statistics at Western Michigan University. It was established to assist faculty and staff needing statistical help in journal submissions and grant preparation. PhD students may also use the center and are encouraged to speak with their faculty advisors about the use of statistical consulting in any dissertation or course project.


Contact Dr. Joshua Naranjo.

Center location: 3379 Rood Hall

Consulting fees

Free Friday

We provide one free hour of consulting service during fall and spring semesters (generally from 1-3 p.m. on Fridays, but other times are welcome). Appointments are required.

Fee-based consulting

For statistical help beyond the scope of Free Friday, fee-based consulting is available. These fees depend on type of required help, statistical complexity and whether faculty or student time is required. Consultant fees may be included as line item on grant proposal budgets. Fees are generally waived when the consultant is a co-author or co-PI.

Areas of expertise

The center works closely with the Department of Statistics. A description of an incoming project is often emailed to the faculty who in turn may offer their consulting services or help in the preparation of a grant proposal. Faculty may also offer short courses through the center. The following are our areas of expertise:

  • Analysis of variance
  • Basic statistical methods
  • Bootstrap
  • Categorical analysis
  • Classification
  • Descriptive procedures
  • Design of experiments
  • Development of statistical software
  • Discriminant analysis
  • Factor analysis
  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Multiple comparison procedures
  • Monte Carlo procedures
  • Multivariate methods
  • Nonlinear models
  • Nonparametric procedures
  • Principal components
  • Resampling techniques
  • Robust statistical procedures
  • Statistical computing
  • Statistical graphics
  • Survival analysis
  • Time series