Major Papers


Ke XiaoFollow


This paper reviews the state of statistical consulting in academia by performing a literature review on this topic in chapters 1 and 2. Chapter 1 overviews general aspects of statistical consulting and types of centers that conduct such services in academia. In Chapter 2 we summarise the literature about the common logistics and processes for conducting statistical consulting in academia. In Chapters 3 and 4, we analyze data on statistical consulting centers for the largest 100 universities in the USA. We also review the literature on the future of statistical consulting in academia in the era of big data and data science. The paper aims to define what statistical consulting in academia means, how it is conducted, and what its benefits are. The data analysis tries to figure out the factors that may influence the existence of statistical consulting centers, specifically in the USA.

Primary Advisor

A. Hussein

Program Reader

M. Belalia

Degree Name

Master of Science


Mathematics and Statistics

Document Type

Major Research Paper

Convocation Year