Statistical Consultation Services (STATKON)

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About Statistical Consultation Service

The Statistical Consultation Service (STATKON) is a specialist unit in the Postgraduate School, Research and Innovation Division, University of Johannesburg. STATKON endeavors goal-orientated statistical consultation services to postgraduate students and academic staff at the University of Johannesburg.

STATKON provides support during various phases of the research journey. The specific services of STATKON include:

Research design phase – support is through review and critique of the research proposal and draft data collection instrument and provision of relevant resources. Areas we advise on include:

  • Survey design and methodology
  • Experimental design and methodology
  • Sampling design and sample size determination
  • Questionnaire design

Data collection phase – support is via hosting an online survey (competitive rates apply).

Data capture phase – we have an in-house data capture service for those who cannot capture data themselves or, for those who are doing their own data capturing, we can provide advice on appropriate structure and process.

Statistical analysis of data phase – support is through the provision of an analysis plan and conducting statistical analysis.

Should a specific request for analysis fall outside the field of our expertise, we will endeavor to refer the researcher to an expert in the specific field.

Interpretation and reporting of statistical results phase – support is through feedback meetings and the provision of relevant resources.

Our service is facilitated through one-on-one meetings and through workshops on various quantitative research methods, including workshops on how to use IBM SPSS statistical software to run different statistical procedures. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-in requests for support. Services (except of support for online surveys) are FREE to postgraduate students and researchers at the University of Johannesburg.

(Terms and conditions apply)

By utilizing our service, you are assured of:

  • Professional, efficient, and prompt service
  • Valid and reliable analysis
  • A friendly, non-threatening environment

To find out more about STATKON conditions of service and if you qualify to receive support from STATKON please email or call 011 559 2851.

STATKON offices are located at 20 Chiselhurst Ave, Auckland Park. The house is across the road from the Ditton Road entrance (Gate 2) of UJs Auckland Park campus. A map is available here.