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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Keeping the National Center for Education Statistics independent - The Hill (blog)

Keeping the National Center for Education Statistics independent
The Hill (blog)
One particularly important aspect of the proposed legislation pertains to the treatment of one center within the IES: the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Although IES has other units that are also labeled "centers," the role and ...

Rita, Statistics Bureau Join Forces in Data Assessment - AllAfrica.com

Rita, Statistics Bureau Join Forces in Data Assessment
... mosques and at the citizens' residence where most of such events happen," he said, adding that the exercise will involve different statistics stakeholders including relevant ministries, institutes, departments, colleges and other different ...

Vital Statistics: 08/28/14 - Pueblo Chieftain

Vital Statistics: 08/28/14
Pueblo Chieftain
McGee — Born to Alisen and Peter McGee, Pueblo West, a son, Aug. 27 at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Nicholas — Born to Layne and Jeffrey Nicholas, Pueblo, a daughter, Aug. 25 at Parkview Medical Center. Ortiz — Born to Serina Sanchez, Pueblo, ...

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    Steve Pierson

    American Statistical Association
    Alexandria, VA
    United States

    905 Points

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    NOVAVAX, Inc.
    Gaithersburg, MD
    United States

    526 Points

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    William Guthrie

    National Institute of Standards & Technology
    Gaithersburg, MD
    United States

    446 Points

  4. Sarjinder Singh
    Sarjinder Singh

    Texas A&M University-Kingsville
    Kingsville, TX
    United States

    407 Points

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    Kim First

    The Agency
    Encino, CA
    United States

    324 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. ...