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Statistical Consulting Center

Statistical Consulting Center

You have the idea. You have reviewed your literature.
Now is the time to see the SCC for designing the study!

The Statistical Consulting Center (SCC), sponsored by the Mathematics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University, serves your data analysis needs by improving the quality and efficiency of your research and turning your data into better-informed decisions. You will receive the comprehensive data analysis support you need to submit your ideas for publication.

Get the tools and the expert guidance that you need to publish your idea and improve your results. The SCC will do the heavy lifting with your data so that you can focus on developing better conclusions. We specialize in converting data into information that is easy to understand and presenting it in a way that adds significant value to your research.

The SCC employs both a professional statistician and research assistants. The director, Dr. Michael Floren, has his PhD in Applied Statistics and Research Methods from the University of Northern Colorado, and has served on hundreds of consultations over the last 10 years. Our research assistants, statistics students at Misericordia University, are all experienced in statistical analysis and have worked on previous statistical consulting projects with Dr. Floren.



  • Alleviate anxiety associated with complex analysis and design
  • Improve the quality and efficiency of your research
  • Save significant time so as to focus on content
  • Translate your data into something understandable
  • Collaborate on complex tasks and statistics
  • Work with Misericordia students experienced in statistical consulting
  • All projects reviewed by Ph.D. level statistician




  • Design the study
  • Advice on research methods
  • Construct research questions
  • Design surveys
  • Sample size determinations (ie. power analysis)
  • Design data collection
  • Data cleaning
  • Data analysis
  • Graphing/Visualization
  • Advice on drafting methods, results, and conclusions sections

Projects of all sizes will be considered regardless of where you are in the process, so why not take the stress out of cleaning your data and rely of the expertise of the SCC to help complete your study?

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Meet our Clients

Dr. Katleen Scaler Scott
Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

The SSC's expertise and real-world understanding of the application of statistical concepts is the difference between a busy faculty member being stymied by statistical roadblocks and seeing the data through to publication. SSC has helped me revise statistical methods, resulting in article publication, and to design a sound quantitative study from the outset. Having a solid design is so important to eventual publication. The value of the SSC to ensure solid design as well as their expertise on data analysis and interpretation throughout a research project is something that should not be taken for granted. Dr. Floren and his SSC play a pivotal role in the quality and quantity of research projects that come out of this university.

Mitchell Rock, DPT student
Mitchell Rock

{Dr. Floren/ SCC} provides expert services in a timely manner! They were a joy to work with and were incredibly accommodating when we were having to deal with a strict deadline. They helped guide us on the correct path regarding our data analysis and were able to give detailed and easy to understand explanations of the results. They proved an invaluable asset in helping us produce a quality final product that was presented at the DPT Research Symposium.

Dr. Kelly Filipkowski
Kelly Filipkowski, Ph.D.

Dr. Floren’s statistical expertise has been a huge asset to my team's latest research project. He was very professional in guiding me through an analysis plan appropriate for our project, and provided feedback very promptly. Dr. Floren was always available to discuss any questions I had about the statistics – and he did so with great enthusiasm! Above all, he was devoted to every aspect of the project…it was obvious that he really took ownership of his contribution. He has been a fantastic collaborator!

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule an initial consultation, click here to submit the Consultation Request Form

Please know that requests may take up to 3-5 business days to be processed. An SCC consultant will contact you to begin scheduling your first meeting.

The Statistical Consulting Center will make every effort to accommodate your schedule. Please note that the times and duration of individual appointments will vary depending on the breadth of your project as well as the availability of the statistical consultants/research assistants.

Any questions can be directed to  or 570-674-6306.

At this time, the SCC is only accepting internal clients. If you are not affiliated with the university, but are interested in arranging statistical consulting services, please feel free to contact Dr. Michael Floren at  or 570-674-8483.

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