ISR's Statistical Consulting Service (SCS), made up of faculty members, graduate students and ISR staff, provides consultation on a broad range of problems in data analysis, research design and statistical computing, concentrating primarily on social science research. Consultation is without charge to the York community and on a fee-for service basis outside York.
Three times a year, the Statistical Consulting Service offers short courses on various aspects of statistics and statistical computing. Topics of recent courses include structural equation models (SEMs), visual methods for statistical data analysis, longitudinal and hierarchical data analysis, and the R statistical computing environment. SCS regularly teaches introductions to the SPSS and SAS packages.
SCS also presents a bi-monthly seminar on a different statistical topic every year and sponsors occasional speakers.