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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you charge fees for consulting?

Check our Consulting Fees pages.

How much do you charge for contract projects?

Check our Contract Fees page.

Which units support CSCU?

Visit our Supporting Units page.

What are your consulting hours?

We are available for appointments Monday-Friday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM. Staff statisticians are available for short (10 min) questions on a walk-in basis:

  • Monday-Friday from 11:00 - 11:30AM in B11 and B18 Savage Hall
  • Monday-Friday from 1:30 - 2:00PM in B7, B9, and B13 Savage Hall

How do I make an appointment?

To schedule an appointment fill out this form or contact:

What should I expect at my first appointment?

The first part of the appointment is usually spent explaining the study and outlining the statistical problem. Some problems take more than one appointment to resolve.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Feel free to bring anything that will help the consultant understand your research design or statistical questions. This often includes a data file, a research article, a power point presentation, and/or an abstract of your research proposal.

Where are you located?

We are in the basement of Savage Hall. It is located behind Bailey Hall, and next to Martha Van Rensellaer Hall. See CUInfo for a clickable map.

Do you help with statistics related coursework?

No, this is beyond the scope of CSCU. However, the Learning Strategies Center Statistics Lab provides tutoring for many statistics classes.

Do you provide consulting for researchers in other colleges at Cornell?

Clients who are not part of a unit that provides statistical support to their researchers can have an initial consultation at no charge. They can make arrangements for subsequent and follow-up visits. Individual arrangements will be discussed on a one-on-one basis.

Do you provide services for alumni and people outside of Cornell?

Yes, individual arrangements will be discussed on a one-on-one basis.

Do you run statistical analysis for people at Cornell and outside of Cornell?

CSCU also considers contract work, including performing statistical analysis, for clients both internal and external to Cornell. Needs, availability and costs of this service are discussed on a project-by-project basis.