Usually new methods are initially developed in specific application areas. This leads to statistical methods that are associated with particular application areas, such as environmental statistics, quality management, epidemiology or genomics. However, like all mathematical sciences, statistics distills ideas that can be applied anywhere. No statistical method is really restricted to one area of application. Some are simply not widely known.
Applying techniques outside of their original application area is at the core of Data Analysis Australia’s approach. Consultants at Data Analysis Australia work across multiple areas and every project has several consultants, so the team will always bring broad experience from many areas. Innovation means imaginatively applying what is already known.