Effective statistical analysis requires a sound knowledge of theoretical statistics as well as experience in their application. Because very few users of statistical methods have this knowledge and experience the University has established the Statistical Consulting Unit.
The Unit is staffed by experienced practising statisticians who maintain regular contact with other statisticians at the ANU, CSIRO and elsewhere. They keep abreast of new developments in statistical practice and have extensive experience in the application of statistical methods across a broad range of disciplines. They develop new methods for unusual problems when necessary.
The Unit promotes the use of appropriate and informative statistical practice. It endeavours to promote statistical thinking.