Statistical Analysis & Data Science

Big data alone can’t answer any questions. But when coupled with data analytics and applied statistics, the tools of data science, it can help solve real-world problems. Westat takes big data and addresses the gaps by supplementing it with survey data, adding new measures and analyses to uncover patterns, assess limitations, and predict relationships that inform clients and provide valuable insight to research questions. Westat provides the data analysis techniques and tools to drill down, explore, track, and uncover the meaning and value behind data.

Project Highlights

Measuring the nation's energy use

To be able to plan for future energy demand and improve energy efficiency, energy experts need to know a lot about how U.S. residents are using energy now. First...

PISA for developing countries

The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds throughout the world. PISA’s goal is to measure how well countries’ education systems are preparing...

Quantifying the effects of drowsy driving

Drowsy driving is estimated to have caused more than 72,000 crashes, 800 deaths, and 44,000 injuries in 2013. Drowsy driving includes not just falling asleep at the wheel but...

Statistical support to largest ever K-12 survey

The National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) provides descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education while also giving policymakers a variety of statistics on the condition...

Studying daily issues in oral health

Dentists who normally just see patients are now proposing ideas for research studies and helping to carry out the research in their offices. Their patients serve as the volunteer...

Supporting the future of special education

The U.S. Department of Education awards more than $80 million annually to support training programs for students pursuing degrees, certificates, or teaching endorsements in the special education field. The...

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