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Statistics Support SIG

Statistics support has been recognised as being somewhat different from other maths support provision. This SIG will focus on the particular needs of statistics support, and address the ways in which maths support centres and staff can confidently include statistics support in their remit.

The sigma Network has already run a number of events in recent years for maths support practitioners, that discuss the challenges of providing statistics support. Often maths support tutors have limited experience of statistics, and so many of these events have included a training element (for example covering the PCAI cycle, or on using SPSS or R software packages).  One aim of this SIG is to ensure that expertise in statistics support can be more widely disseminated through the maths support community.

The online resource statstutor ( has grown substantially in recent years as a parallel resource to mathtutor ( . This SIG will play a key role in ensuring the statstutor resources are well curated and appropriately accessible.

Statistics Support SIG members
Alun Owen (University of Worcester, SIG Co-chair,
Ellen Marshall (University of Sheffield, SIG Co-chair,
David Bowers (University of Essex)
Meena Kotecha (London School of Economics)
Ann Savage (Abertay University)
Mary Lorimer (Loughborough University)
Paul Rice (University of Northampton)
Jonathan Gillard (Cardiff University)

The Terms of Reference for the Statistics Support SIG are available here.