The institute offers as part of the statistical consulting unit of FU Berlin fu:stat training courses as well as individual consultation of university members regarding study design and data analysis.
The course "Refresher in statistical hypothesis testing using SPSS" is offered at the faculty several times per year. The basics of statistics as well as their application in the software IBM SPSS are taught in the course of four half-days. Further information can be found here: http://www.vetmed.fu-berlin.de/en/einrichtungen/institute/we16/aus_und_weiterbildung/Kurse/statistikkurse/index.html.
Additionally, fu:stat offers courses on different programmes (e.g. R, SAS), but also on specific issues such as questionnaire development or panel analysis. An overview over the whole course programme can be found here: http://www.stat.fu-berlin.de/en/schulungen_neu/interne-start/index.html.
Consulting services are addressed to postgraduate students in the course of the doctoral / PhD thesis and to staff members of the FU Berlin concerning planning and realization of studies as well as analysis of study data. The service of fu:stat is exclusively organized via online registration. Depending on capacities, the requests from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are handled by our institute or by other colleagues of fu:stat. Hence, please use our online registration and desist from direct contact with our institute.
Consultation within a regular extent (up to ca. three appointments) is free of charge for students and staff members. Information regarding the preparation of consultation appointments: here (in German). Please notice further information on this page: http://www.stat.fu-berlin.de/dienstleistungen/studierende/index.html (in German).
The statistical consulting fu:stat has published the wiki fu:stat thesis that offers advice regarding the empirical part of a thesis. Our institute has contributed to that work.
This wiki samples information, example data sets, programme examples, videos as well as links to textbooks that are available as e-books for FU students. The software recommendations include all statistic packages that are broadly used at FU: JMP, R, SAS, SPSS and STATA.
Questions regarding the initial phase of empiric works are in the focus. Advanced questions shall be discussed as usual in the course of an individual consulting at fu:stat and our institute.
In addition, the institute may be involved in research collaborations. For example, the institute can participate in study design, sample size calculation and carry out the statistical data analysis. This also applies to research projects outside the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Please contact Dr. Roswitha Merle in order to discuss details.