The Group for Research and Consulting in Statistics (GRCS) is located at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. The GRCS, previously the Institute of Statistics, has been in operation since 1983.
We offer statistical support and expertise to regional businesses; to units of state, county and municipal government; to hospitals and other not-for-profit entities; to academic researchers, including both faculty and students, at the University of North Florida and at other institutions of higher education.
The Group for Research and Consulting in Statistics’ Mission is:
To be a center for the dissemination of statistical knowledge and expertise throughout Northeast Florida by forming partnerships with and providing support to:
To enhance and promote undergraduate and graduate education at all departments and colleges within the University of North Florida by:
To be a center for research by:
Dr. Peter Wludyka
Director GRCS and Professor, Mathematics & Statistics Department
The GRCS supports research by:
The GRCS forms short term and long term contractual arrangements with individuals and organizations to provide consulting services. The GRCS offers consulting services to organizations such as:
The expertise of faculty, students, and consultants are available to help clients solve problems is areas such as:
data collection, organization, and analysis;
statistical quality control;
statistical and probabilistic modeling;
survey construction, design, and analysis.
The GRCS can help clients in their quests to answer questions such as:
What story does my data have to tell?
How large a sample should I select? How should the items in the sample be selected?
Are key manufacturing, service or natural processes under statistical control? That is, are key processes behaving in a stable and predictable manner? What methods should I use to establish and maintain statistical control over key processes? How capable are key processes?
How can statistical methods be used to improve products and processes? How can statistical methods be used in product design and development?
What does the future hold? That is, how can statistical forecasting be used to make better business and organizational decisions?
The GRCS offers tailor-made statistical training and mini-courses, whose content will be developed to suit the needs of the client. In addition, the GRCS offers off-the-self courses, which can be taught to groups from local business and other organizations. the following courses will also be periodically offered by open enrollment at prescribed times (typically during the summer):
The GRCS operates as a communications center for research within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and for other researchers engaged in projects with the GRCS; advertises the services and expertise of the faculty; contributes to the academic, business and government community’s understanding of the vital role that UNF researchers can and do play in Northeast Florida. To help support these activities the GRCS will:
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