Seminar for Statistics

Statistics Lab (SS 2013)

Markus Kalisch, Lukas Meier, Werner Stahel

“Statistics Lab” is an Applied Statistics Workshop in Data Analysis. It provides a learning environment in a realistic setting.

Students lead a regular consulting session at the Seminar für Statistik (SfS). After the session, the statistical data analysis is carried out and a written report and results are presented to the client. The project is also presented in the course's seminar.

Aims of this Course

- gain initial experience in the consultancy process
- carry out a consultancy session and produce a report
- apply theoretical knowledge to an applied problem

After the course, students will have practical knowledge about statistical consulting. They will have determined the scientific problem and its context, enquired the design of the experiment or data collection, and selected the appropriate methods to tackle the problem. They will have deepened their statistical knowledge, and applied their theoretical knowledge to the problem. They will have gathered experience in explaining the relevant mathematical and software issues to a client. They will have performed a statistical analysis using R (or SPSS). They improve their skills in writing a report and presenting statistical issues in a talk.

More details can be found in the following document: "Statics Lab - An Applied Statistics Workshop" [PDF].

Statistics Lab Seminar

Usually takes place on Wednesday, 15:15-17:00, HG E 33.1 (during semester time). See program below for details.


Program of seminar [PDF]

Available Projects

List of projects (Spring Semester 2013) [PDF]

Useful Material

Literature on Consulting

Former Projects and Reports

A description of former projects is available here.

Information for Clients

Information [Link]

Application at


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