Bill Billet is an all-purpose statistician/data analyst specializing in: Data Cleaning, SPSS, Basic Descriptive Statistics, Statistical Testing, Probability Estimates, Multiple Regression Models of Analysis, Research Design/ANOVA, and Report Writing/Editing.
Experienced in a number of fields: Psychology, Sports, Business Management, Education, Political Science, Survey Research.
We have a strong preference for small and medium-sized projects that we can see through to completion.
I have a doctorate in research psychology (UC Irvine School of Social Sciences)and a fairly broad academic background (including work in mathematics, economics, sociology, and political science). I am a self-employed data analyst/statistician. My clientele has included: Xerox Systemix; Tandem Computers; Bank Street Graduate School of Education; and Columbia University. I have also consulted on many doctoral theses.
Data management, statistical analysis, information search, writing, editing and communicating results in technical reports are my primary skills. My computer skills include SPSS statistical software, Microsoft Word and Excel.
I can perform just about any research task that doesn’t involve surgery or a super-collider.
I have worked on a wide variety of projects including:
--Working with large confidential relational databases (60,000 cases) involving employment records for all public school teachers in New York City;
--23 years entering NBA data into the official record book and out to the media in real time;
--Transfer and reorganization of national transportation data from a large database to files compatible with SPSS statistical software;
--Redesign of the statistical methods used in the analysis of management evaluation surveys;
--Development of a code for and the transcription of videotape data for a mathematical network analysis of professional sports;
--Analysis of survey data for a tobacco education program;
--Data collection in elementary school classrooms, development of a coding system for verbal protocols, and the production of videotapes and literature reviews for an early literacy program.
More About Bill Billet:
My teaching experience ranges from the high school level to the graduate level. I have taught statistics at the UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and the University of San Francisco. I also have a CA BOE 30-Day Emergency Credential and am sometimes employed by the Santa Barbara Schools District as a high school substitute math teacher.
I have been active in the community as a parent, volunteer math teacher, tutor, substitute teacher, and youth basketball coach.
Before settling in Goleta, CA, I lived and worked overseas in a number of cultural settings: Liberia, West Africa (where I coached, taught, and survived a military coup); Italy (where I became fluent in the language, culture & real estate industry); and Hawaii (where I worked with educationally at-risk Hawaiian children at Kamehameha Schools’ Center for the Development of Early Education). I am still one of the major benefactors of the Betsy William Academy in Klay, Liberia, a school serving 100+ children in a war-torn country.
On the side, I have completed several novels, published Op-Ed pieces, and written articles on basketball statistics. I have also edited numerous academic essays.
State of California Board of Education
Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit
University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. in Psychology
University of California, Irvine
MA in Social Sciences
Santa Barbara School Districts
Substitute teacher - math, special needs
2007 - Present
Help With Numbers
Self-employed statistician, data analyst & editor
2001 - Present
Golden State Warriors NBA basketball
1988 - Present
Bank Street Graduate School of Education
Survey data analyst (consultant)
2004 - 2006
University of California, Santa Barbara
Lecturer in Statistics & Research Design
2002 - 2003
Goleta Family School
Elementary school math teacher (volunteer)
1999 - 2003