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Statistical Analysis

SRI's Statistical Analysis Program supports projects in a wide variety of subject areas, including biostatistics, economics, education, chemistry, survey research, engineering, marketing, quality management, environmental analysis and litigation. Statistical analysis services include:

  • Formulating research questions so that they are amenable to statistical analysis

  • Determining the data necessary to address those questions

  • Estimating available precision and power

  • Reliability analyses

  • Selecting and weighting complex samples

  • Randomization of subjects to treatments

  • Database management

  • Statistical analyses and documentation of outcomes

  • Serving as expert witnesses in litigation

SRI also serves as the Data Coordinating Center for two clinical projects: Prospective Assessment after Pediatric Cardiac Ablation (PAPCA) and Centers for Heart Failure Arrhythmia Research and Therapy (CHART). SRI also provides statistical analysis assistance to the National Behavioral Research Coordination Center (NBRCC).

Statistical Analysis Services Clients

The Statistical Analysis Program has provided statistical analysis consulting services for a wide variety of clients, including:

  • U.S. government clients: Department of Education, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research, Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Army Medical Research and Development Command, U.S. Geological Survey, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and Department of Transportation

  • California government clients: Department of Health Services, Office of the Attorney General, Public Utilities Commission, Air Resources Board, Department of Education, First Five Commission, and Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program

  • Foundation and university clients: Stanford University, Ohio State University, the Gates Foundation, Education Leaders Council, Packard Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, University of Southern California, Packard Foundation, and Western Consortium for Public Health

  • Industry clients:

    • Pharmaceuticals and devices: Pfizer, Wyeth-Ayerst, Astra/Merck, CV Therapeutics, Angiotech, Biogen Idec, Tenet Healthcare, PhRMA, SmithKline Beecham, Berlex, Johnson & Johnson, Ciba-Geigy, Medco, Merck, Eli Lilly, Humphrey Instruments, Mallinckrodt Medical, Upjohn

    • Food: Perseco, Pillsbury

    • Travel: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, California State Automobile Association, Worldspan

    • Electronics and software: CustomerCast, Gartner Group, Fujitsu

    • Education: Scientific Learning, Delta Education, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    • Insurance: New York Life

    • Survey research: Field Research

    • Telecommunications: AT&T, Pacific Bell, Verizon, Pacific Telecom Cable

    • Automobiles: General Motors

    • Chemicals: Berol-Kemi, Chemical Manufacturers Association, Monsanto, Dow

    • Waste management: Nor-Cal

    • Securities: Nikko, Reuters

    • Transportation: ASF Corporation, Greenbrier

    • Banking: VISA, Bank of America, Crocker Bank

    • Energy: Gas Research Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, Chevron

    • Legal: more than a dozen law firms


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