The School of Mathematics and Statistics provides a statistical advisory service for all OU researchers – including students, staff, and research technicians – on the quantitative aspects of research problems in a wide variety of fields.
We can provide guidance on:
We recommend that you contact the advisory service as early as possible in your research process, so that you can be supported in designing your study most appropriately, which will yield the most suitable data for your research question. Nonetheless, if you already have some data that you need looking into, we can assist with that too.
If you are preparing a grant proposal which will involve quantitative data of any sort, then we recommend contacting the advisory service, so that you can receive support in designing the research methods section of your proposal appropriately.
There are no fees for the advisory service. Therefore the pro bono contributions of our academics need to be acknowledged in an appropriate way, which can be discussed with the academic once you are assigned one.
Staff who wish for statistical help should email email@example.com with a summary of:
The Statistical Advisory Service is coordinated by Kaustubh Adhikari.