The Statistical Consultation Unit (SCU) provides statistical consultation services to researchers – staff and postgraduate students – at the University of the Free State (excluding the Faculty of Health Sciences, where those services are provided by the Department of Biostatistics). The SCU can make a contribution throughout the research process, from the planning of the research project, through the analysis of research data, up to the publication of the findings.

On request, the unit will offer short lectures on analysis of research data, statistical concepts, and research methodology to staff and postgraduate students.

By assisting with better collection, analysis, and reporting of research data, the SCU is expected to contribute to an increase in the quantity and quality of research output at the UFS.

Consultation services to postgraduate students (master's and PhD) at the UFS will be provided free.

The SCU is located within the Department of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science, in the West Block Building. Contact details are as follows:

Prof R Schall
Statistical Consultation Unit
Department of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science (IB 75)
Main Building
West Block W2
Tel: +27 51 401 2945


Faculty Manager: Ms Lee-Ann Frazenburg
T: +27 51 401 3199

Marketing Manager: Mrs Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531

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