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Statistics and Research Consulting


“The results section is the most technical part of a research article, yet it still requires strong writing skills to hold it together. The basic principle is to tell a story and develop the plot as you go along.”


Lynn White – Write of Passage: Writing an Empirical Journal Article, Journal of Marriage and Family, 67(4), 791-798


The Office for Faculty Excellence (OFE) Statistics and Research Consultant is here to help you develop the plot.


The OFE statistics and research consulting service is a campus-wide service available to faculty (including tenured, tenure-track, adjunct, and emerging faculty) seeking statistical advice during any stage of research, including planning, proposal writing, design, or analysis. The OFE statistics and research service is designed to be a learning experience. The OFE consultant works to educate the clients during the various stages of the research, rather than do the work for the faculty. The consultant points out problems, tries to correct errors, suggests possible solutions, and assists in the analysis of the results. Since statistics are, for the most part, meaningless under the circumstances of inappropriate design, the OFE places a heavy emphasis on research methodology and experimental design. One can best utilize the OFE by seeking advice during the planning stages of the research problem.


Individual consulting is available for research projects, research design, calculating appropriate sample size, sampling strategy, analysis planning, survey design, interview protocol, data management, locating existing data sources, and writing results. The consultant is also available to aid in software support and training for SAS, SPSS, and NVivo. Other services include the following: support for teaching statistics and research methods, statistical and research methods, statistical and research related resources on the OFE webpage, refresher workshops on statistics and research methods, workshops for advanced statistical methods, and networking with faculty across campus with similar interests by way of faculty interest groups.


Click here to request an individual consultation or call 328-5428.