Welcome to LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis)

LISA (Virginia Tech’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) has been advancing research via expert statistical analysis since 1948. Our mission is to train statistics students to become interdisciplinary collaborators and to demonstrate the value of statistical thinking in interdisciplinary collaborations. We provide statistical advice, analysis, and education to Virginia Tech researchers by offering individual collaboration meetings, walk-in consulting, educational short courses, and support for interdisciplinary research projects.

LISA’s statistical collaborators are trained to help researchers design experiments, analyze and plot data, run statistical software, interpret results, and communicate statistical concepts to non-statisticians. Our assistance is free for Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students on academic research projects. Areas of expertise include:

  • Grant Proposals
  • Experimental Design
  • Multivariate Methods
  • Biostatistics
  • Time Series
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Quality Control
  • Response Surface Models
  • Publication Preparation
  • Statistical Software: R, SAS, JMP, MINITAB, SPSS, etc.

Review our policies and request a meeting with a LISA statistical collaborator.

 

LISA Walk-In Consulting Service

*Available 1-3 PM, Monday through Friday in the GLC Video Conference Room - additional times and locations are available on the Walk-In Consulting page*

A statistical consultant is available from 1-3 PM Monday through Friday when classes are in session to answer your quick questions or to help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance. For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA Request Form and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. LISA does not assist with class projects or homework.

 

Contact:

Collaboration Request Form

Tonya Pruitt
LISA Administrative Specialist
405-C Hutcheson Hall (0439)
Email: LISA@vt.edu
Phone: 540-231-8354

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February 1, 2014

LISA Collaborator Jonathan Stallings talks about Type IV Errors and how he chooses appropriate methodology in statistical collaborations in his AmstatNews article.

December 19, 2013

Check out "Unraveling statistical stumbling blocks"a wonderful short video about LISA Fellow Olawale Awe.

October 1, 2013

"Is Nate Silver a Statistician?" Find out in this Amstat News article by LISA Assistant Director Chris Franck.

August 15, 2013

Interested in earning a PhD in statistics and working with LISA? Check out our flyer. Please share it with any interested individuals!