Types of Assistance

The assistance given is primarily advice. After gathering information and meeting with others, the consultant will advise you regarding your question. Consultants will not do data entry or statistical analyses for you. Other arrangements may be made through the SCTC for assistance of this type (but there may need to be a charge). The consultants can advise on many aspects of statistical design and analysis, including but not limited to, designing a study, database management, data exploration, formulating a statistical model, determining the type of analysis that should be done, advising on appropriate statistical software, and interpretation of analyses.This service is not to be used for homework problems or class projects.  If additional assistance is needed, other arrangements can be made through the SCTC (but there may be a charge). Contact SCTC office to arrange additional services.


  1. Short-Term Service

    The aim of this service is to offer professional statistical assistance on short term (less than 15 hours) projects to both the Alcorn State University community and off-campus clients. The Short Term Service is designed to complement SCTC services by accepting short-term projects at lower hourly rates with SCTC's professional member. Generally, the consultant will give you a quote after a first meeting with the estimated time required to complete your project. For the personal consulting, please contact SCTC office for our competitive hourly rates and submit your project request form.

  2. Research Project Service**

    This arrangement is for the benefit of the research community and SCTC. A SCTC faculty member joins a research team in a collaborative context to provide professional statistical expertise on an on-going basis. All research project service arrangements are managed by the SCTC director who monitors the progress and quality of the work being done. Contact SCTC office to determine if your project is eligible for a Research Project arrangement and to discuss the details that would suit your needs.

  3. Grant Project Service**

    This service for Grant Project is a part of the benefit of the research community at on-and off-campus. A SCTC faculty member joins a grant project team to provide professional statistical expertise. Please contact SCTC office.

** Rates for ii and iii will be decided with faculty consultant and SCTC director by Alcorn State University rule.

Requesting Assistance

To request assistance, you may either send an email to SCTC with a request form. Assignment of projects is on a first-come-first-served basis. Projects are generally assigned within one week following their turn-in date. For more detailed information, please contact the SCTC office.