Welcome to Statistical Consulting and Collaborative Research Unit

The Statistical Consulting and Collaborative Research Unit (SCCR) at the University of Waterloo is the unit through which the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science provides statistical advice to those working on research problems.

The faculty and staff associated with the Statistical Consulting  and Collaborative Research Unit will be pleased to help with:

  1. Designing experiments, surveys, and other studies.
  2. Monitoring intermediate stages of long-term projects.
  3. Analyzing data, and interpreting results.
  4. Contacting an expert in the particular area of statistics or mathematics which you wish to use.
  5. Arranging a presentation on a statistical topic.

Why not see us before you start your experiment or survey? The incorporation of statistical principles into your design may well save time and money, and ultimately lead to much more clearly defined conclusions.

We will be glad to help!

  1. Nov. 28, 2018Analyzing ordinal data with R

    Many categorical response variables have a natural order to their levels. We refer to them as ordinal variable (data). This workshop will show participants how to estimate and make inferences about ordinal data through the proportional odds model. Topics covered in this workshop includes introducing the proportional odds model, discussing the model assumptions, interpretation of coefficients, significance testing, interactions between variables and the use and interpretation of dummy variables. Model checking methods such as residual plots and goodness-of-fit tests will also be covered. Several methods for model selection will be included.

    Registration is free and open to all University of Waterloo faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. The primary software we will discussed in this seminar is RStudio. There is no hands-on work in this seminar.

  2. Jan. 18, 2019Introduction to ggplot2

    Details and registration coming soon.

All upcoming events

SCCR Poster

Drop-in centre hours

Consulting is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Mathematics 3 (M3 2106)

  • Mondays: 10:00am - 1:00pm, Sophie He
  • Wednesdays: 10:00am - 1:00pm, Pavel Shuldiner

School of Pharmacy (PHR 5009)

  • Sep 19 : 1 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Oct 17: 1 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Nov 14: 1 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Dec 12: 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Appointments can also be scheduled 48 hours in advanced.

Note: In Fall 2018, the drop-in centre will be opened between Sep 10 and Nov 30. No drop-in consulting is available between semesters.