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Chris Wiesen

Statistics Consultant
227A Davis Library

Dr. Wiesen is a Senior Statistical Research Consultant at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). He offers consulting services to graduate students and faculty in the UNC system. He also teaches short courses on various software packages including SAS and Stata and topics on quantitative analysis and Introduction to Survey Computing. Before the Odum Institute, he worked for a year at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, for two years visiting Duke University, and three years at the Research Triangle Institute (now Research Triangle International).

He is an expert in methods widely used in social and health sciences. Dr. Wiesen has extensive experience in statistical methods widely used in a variety of social science, public health and medical research areas. His project experience has focused on selecting, developing and implementing optimal analysis methods for academic and non-academic research among a variety of fields as diverse as psychology, sociology, medicine, public health, linguistics, education and geography.


Chris is available to provide consulting and support in the following areas:

  • Basic univariate & bivariate statistics
  • Categorical/limited dependent variable regression models
  • Experimental design and analysis of variance
  • Generalized linear model
  • Hierarchical linear modeling or mixed models
  • Item response theory
  • Survival analysis
  • Weighting survey data
  • Power and sample size
  • Survey data (complex sampling design) analysis
  • Data visualization & presentation
  • Optimization methods (EM, Newton-Raphson)
  • Software:
    – SAS
    – Stata
    – SPSS

Chris Wiesen’s CV