Welcome to the Statistical Consulting Section

Statistical consulting is the most challenging and most rewarding part of statistics. A consultant uses the art and science of statistics to solve a practical problem. Problems come from many different fields, e.g. marketing, product design, manufacturing, medicine, agriculture, or genetics, but many of us specialize in just a few application areas. Some consultants work at universities or medical centers, some work in industry, and many run their own business. Good consulting requires a strong technical background in statistics, good people skills, and for many, a good business sense. In addition, modern statistical consulting often involves distance relationships with clients and distance technology. Other sections of the ASA help with the technical aspects of statistics. The statistical consulting section is here to help with everything else.


Historical Newsletters

The newsletters for our section called The Statistical Consultant have been gathered, organized and scanned by Marlene Egger. Thank you Marlene! This is a lot of work and a great contribution to our Section.

You can find these newsletters, which go back to 1984, in our Newsletter section. Reading them gives an exciting look into the history of our Section and of statistical consulting in general. If anything you see sparks ideas of things that the Section should do in the future, please let your officers know.

Newsletters and Minutes

The past newsletters and minutes are now on the Section's micro-site under the Documents tab. Please read and enjoy!


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Take crime statistics with a grain of salt - Chicago Tribune

Take crime statistics with a grain of salt
Chicago Tribune
Unfortunately, the same statistics show that the numbers of assaults were higher. Could the reduction of homicides be the result of quicker and better medical care of assault victims? The Uniform Crime Report published by the Federal Bureau of ...

DNR releases Labor Day statistics for Lake Lanier, state - Access North Georgia

DNR releases Labor Day statistics for Lake Lanier, state
Access North Georgia
GAINESVILLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Tuesday released Labor Day statistics for Lake Lanier and the state. According to spokesman Mark McKinnon, Boating Under the Influence (BUI) arrests on Lanier were down this year compared ...

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Final Labor Day Weekend Traffic Statistics - FOX CT

Final Labor Day Weekend Traffic Statistics
Here are the final numbers on how many tickets were issued this holiday weekend for DUI, speeding, seat belts, cell phones and other dangerous driving, as well as statistics on the number of accidents, injuries and fatalities. The official holiday ...

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  1. Steve Pierson
    Steve Pierson

    American Statistical Association
    Alexandria, VA
    United States

    795 Points

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    Eloi Kpamegan

    NOVAVAX, Inc.
    Gaithersburg, MD
    United States

    536 Points

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    William Guthrie

    National Institute of Standards & Technology
    Gaithersburg, MD
    United States

    446 Points

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    Andrew Dagis

    City of Hope
    Duarte, CA
    United States

    290 Points

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    Abhinav Shashank

    InnovAccer Inc

    290 Points

Directory of Statistical Consultants

If you are looking for a statistical consultant, then this directory provided by the ASA and the Section on Statistical Consulting may be helpful.

While the ASA and the ASA Statistical Consulting Section endeavor to provide quality services, neither the ASA nor the ASA Statistical Consulting Section can guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by the statistical consultants, and neither guarantees the performance or abilities of the statistical consultants included. ...