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Statistical Consulting

The Population Research Center (PRC) provides free statistical and methodological consulting to PRC affiliates. Consulting is available by appointment, and can be conducted via e-mail, or via phone, skype, or in-person meetings. Please e-mail to schedule a consultation. We are here to help!

We offer methodological, statistical and technical support to PRC affiliates for:

  • Study planning and design
  • Choice and application of statistical methods
  • Data management and preparation
  • Interpretation and presentation of results
  • Data visualization
  • Statistical software programming (Stata, R, SAS, M-Plus)


Kristopher Velasco, Department of Sociology

Expertise: Structural Equation Modeling, Multi-Level Modeling, Social Network Analysis, Event History, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Cross-Lagged Panels, Data Visualization, Research Design.

Software: STATA, R, some Python

Ana Canedo, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Expertise: Logistic & multinomial regression, Longitudinal data analysis, Fixed & random effect models, Multilevel modeling, Event history analysis, Factor Analysis, Matching & inverse probability weighting, Research design for causal inference, Data management & preparation, Data visualization.

Software: STATA, some R

Faith DeckardDepartment of Sociology

Expertise: Study planning and design, data management and preparation, multinomial regression, fixed effects, multilevel modeling (familiarity with granular data ex. variability across days within people), Exploratory factor analysis, Research Design

Software : R, some STATA

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    University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street / RLP 2.602
    Mail Stop G1800
    Austin, Texas 78712-1699