Gail was doing research for a District Reading Assessment and needed Peter to help decipher data from bilingual and linguistic text use research.
On Speed, Efficiency as well as Proactiveness when responding to requests:
Dr. Peter Flom usually gets back to me within 2 to 6 hours of my email request. Unbelievable, and beyond what I have experienced with other statisticians.
On Attention to Detail and Thoroughness:
Dr. Peter Flom looks closely at the data I provide. He asks questions so he can be sure to analyze the results correctly.
Dr. Flom is currently looking at what is called Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)…noting the research data currently being analyzed does not quite “make sense” (meaning children able to read more words, are scoring lower on the DRA). Peter cares about research…am finding through his expert feedback, questions, and dialog that the DRA assessment has issues with reliability and validity. Dr. Flom wants research, our research to be high quality!
On how Peter has helped Gail learn:
Okay…I am a dummy at statistics and statistical analysis. Dr. Peter Flom never makes me feel that way….all my questions are welcomed and answered. What I love about Dr. Peter Flom is how he uses analogies. “What is and effect size?” I ask. Dr. Peter Flom explains, “Okay, say your research is on a diet pill…people taking the pill lose .1 of a pound in 3 months.” This “effect” size is minimal.
On Providing Recommendations
Dr. Peter Flom has not only kept up with emails when reviewing my research. He is available via phone to talk with me about data and research. Dr. Peter Flom has taken the time to read grant proposals, dissertations, and other parts of a huge research.
I asked Gail what she liked most about working with Peter, her response:
Dr. Peter Flom, has the rare combination of being a genius at statistical analysis with the ability to explain the statistics to those (like me) who do research as a passion on a subject… who do not really understand quantitative analysis.
Dr. Flom cares, cares about the research integrity!
All in all, Gail said Yes, should would recommend Peter to her friends and colleagues.