Our Services

Please be mindful of the navigation options below as our Statistical Consulting and Survey Research services are handled separately within our unit.

Statistical Consulting

The SCSRU is the unit through which the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science provides statistical advice to those working on research problems.

We can help with:

  • Designing experiments and other studies
  • Monitoring intermediate stages of long term projects
  • Analyzing data and interpreting results
  • Contacting an expert in the particular area of statistics or mathematics which you wish to use
  • Arranging a presentation on a statistical topic

Our services can be broadly grouped into three categories:

  • Statistical consulting
  • Collaborative research
  • Enhanced services

Survey Research

The SCSRU provides a full array of services from a single consultation on the design of the survey instrument to a complete package of survey design, implementation, analysis, and more. Our services are expertly tailored to meet your project needs.

Our focus is on maintaining a high standard of social science research for clients that include: academic researchers (both at the University of Waterloo and other institutions), university administration, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

For each research study, our unit:

  • Applies years of experience and knowledge of best practices approaches and current developments in methodology to help maximize response rates
  • Adheres to strict policies and procedures in order to collect high quality data
  • Provides transparency and full reporting of survey conduct to respond to researchers' need when publishing in refereed journals, or to account to granting agencies or public bodies
  • Provides exceptional client service

University of Waterloo faculty, staff, and students are eligible for a free initial one hour consultation. To request this service, please select it when filling out our checklist.