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What is statistical consulting?
 Helping you design appropriate and valid experiments
 Assisting with selecting and analyzing of instruments
 Guiding you in determining required sample size for valid results
 Working with you to select and conduct statistical analysis
 Coaching you with the interpretation, writingup and explaining of your results
When in the process should I seek statistical analysis consultation?
Properly planned statistical analysis is the basis for a successful dissertation. Get in touch with a trained statistical expert as early in the process as possible. Avoid the headache and expense of having to redo work because you got off on the wrong foot. .… In fact, call me as soon as you have an idea of what you want to do!
Who is typical statistical consulting client?
 Doctoral students from multiple disciplines who are struggling with research statistics, sample size determination or interpretation of statistics.
 Graduate students looking for an accepted and ethical way to more quickly and effectively develop and complete their dissertation.
What qualifications should a good statistical consultant have?
A solid background in statistics and social / behavioral sciences is the ideal combination. You’ll get expert level understanding of how to effectively use statistical data analysis together with the knowledge of solid research methods and techniques. It’s a winning combination you won’t get by hiring a consultant who is a statistician alone.What are the main benefits of hiring a statistical consultant?
 To help you move through the dissertation process faster
 To offer guidance if you get stuck somewhere in their research, analyses or statistical procedures
 To show you how to avoid common upfront errors that cause delays and costly mistakes later on in the process
 To help you more easily grasp complex statistical and data oriented concepts that are outside your area of expertise.
What will you do as my statistical consultant?
I will review your research hypotheses, instruments, data analysis plan, sample size calculation, and assist with your methodology and results chapters of your dissertation.Featured Posts

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