Statistical Consulting Center


The Statistical Consulting Center (SCC) is operated by the Department of Statistics at GVSU.  Our mission is to enhance university research efforts by offering quality statistical advice to faculty and student projects, to provide interdisciplinary research    or instructional/collaboration opportunities for students and faculty from all departments and to develop collaborations with West Michigan businesses through consulting projects. Under the supervision of the centre director, the biostatistics graduate students and statistics undergraduate students (Collaborators)       get the opportunity to work with researchers across GVSU and its environs. Learning through engagement is fostered by giving  the students  opportunities to lead certain aspects of the projects.



  • Questionnaire design
  • Designing a study using SurveyMonkey
  • Selecting a sample
  • Determining the sample size
  • Designing an Experiment/Observational study
  • Preparing data for analysis
  • Analyzing data
  • Interpreting results
  • Presenting the results
  • Learn more about services

In addition, the SCC also  provides an educational experience for students with majors or minors in statistics via Statistics Project course STA 319


For temporary parking permit and lot location information, please consult the  Public Safety website, especially section 2.7 (visitor parking permits).

Driving Directions to campus from different regions of Michigan      are available.

Contact Information

The Center is located in MACKINAC HALL  [MAK: A-1-178] on the GVSU Allendale Campus.


SCC staff in


The Joy of Stats video by Hans Rosling  Statistics Video

. “Statistics…the most important science in the whole world: for upon it depends the practical application of every other science and of every art; the one science essential to all political and social administration, all education, all organization based upon experience, for it only gives the results of our experience.” Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)






Page last modified October 25, 2013