Providing Advanced Assistance with Statistical and Research Software and Projects
  • Faculty grant proposals with a research design component

  • Staff projects requiring data analysis or gathering

  • Graduate Students needing guidance for the statistical analysis portion of their dissertation


N. Shirlene Pearson, Ph.D.

 Statistical and Research Consulting


 Fondren Library East, Room 108C
 Southern Methodist University
 Dallas, Texas 75275

 (214) 768-3034

Curriculum Vita

Statistical consulting is provided to SMU faculty, staff and graduate students.  Advising on modeling directions, analyzing data, creating presentation quality graphical displays and assistance in documenting the results. Statistics areas include, but are not limited to: survey sampling, statistical sampling plans and extrapolation of results, data analysis and interpretation of the results, multiple regression analysis, non-parametric statistics, time series analysis, hypothesis testing, probability modeling, experimental design, model fitting and data management.

About Statistical Software

Services also include conducting workshops throughout the year to introduce those interested to various statistical software packages. Arrangements for group or individual assistance on using packages may be requested by faculty or staff. SMU licenses many research software applications for use by portions of the SMU Community.  These applications include: SAS, SPSS, SPLUS, R, Stata, HLM,Eviews, Mathematica, MatLab, Maple, GAMS, NAG, ArcView, Xwin-32, and Putty.  To request licensing information or software installation, please contact the IT Help Desk.

About Statistical Consulting

Services are provided to the SMU community. To request assistance on a project, please contact Shirlene Pearson or come by her office, which is located on the first floor of the Fondren Library just adjacent to the Multimedia Center.

Statistics Links

American Statistical Association

Institute of Mathematical Statistics

World-Wide Web Statistics Library

Texas Vital Statistics

U. S. Census Bureau

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Resources of Scholarly Societies

Data and Statistics –

NIMH Statistics

Fed Stats

EEOC Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Facebook Statistics

OSHA's Statistics & Data Page

IRS Tax Statistics


Federal Reserve Board Statistics

National Center for Education Statistics

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

CA Department of Health