Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA)

TWU’s Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA) operates under the oversight of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and of an advisory committee with representation from all three TWU campuses. Under the direction of Dr. Rene Paulson, ORSP Senior Statistical Consulting Director and her staff of statisticians, graduate research assistants, and analysts, CRDA provides research support to faculty and student researchers. The primary purpose of CRDA is to provide faculty and students with the appropriate level of support needed for their qualitative and quantitative research. Additionally, CRDA will assist faculty with their current research projects, increase faculty and students’ knowledge about the research process and data analysis, and train graduate statistics students (GRAs) in research and analysis consulting.


CRDA Annual Report FY 2016 

To schedule an appointment, contact CRDA staff by email at, or by calling (940) 898-3379.

Campus CRDA Location Hours of Operation
Denton Stoddard Hall 105 Monday through Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Dallas IHSD 8118, 8120, 8122 Monday and Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm; Thursdays 10 am - 4 pm
Houston IHSH 10th floor Monday through Thursday 9 am - 5 pm


Campus CRDA Location Quantitative Walk-In Hours
Denton Stoddard Hall 105 Monday through Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dallas IHSD 8118, 8120, 8122 Monday/Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Houston IHSH 10th floor Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Virtual Remote

Monday through Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Campus CRDA Location Qualitative Walk-In Hours
Denton Stoddard Hall 105

Monday / Friday  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm; 
Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dallas IHSD 8118, 8120, 8122

Thursdays 11:30am - 1:30pm

Houston IHSH 10th floor

Monday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Virtual Remote

Monday / Friday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm; 
Tuesday / Thursday; 10:30 am - 12:30 pm;
Wednesday 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


  • The CRDA will make available at least 40% of available staff hours each week for consulting meetings (F2F and virtual) and lab hours. Staff will also work additional hours on e-mail and telephone questions, as well as provide time for faculty project analysis.
  • While there will be primary CRDA staff assigned to each campus, the team will work on projects regardless of campus affiliation. Projects will be assigned based on deadlines, analysis and software expertise, and staff training needs. Distance education students will also receive services.
  • An online scheduling tool will be utilized for clients to request meetings. A project management tool, Trello, will be used to facilitate project management among center staff.
  • Manuals, workshops, and video tutorials will be made available on the center website.
    While the CRDA cannot provide support for class projects, software manuals, tutorials, etc. will be made available to the Pioneer Student Success Center and the Math & Technology Success Center for use by students with class projects.

Special Invitation Workshop, October 25 from 9:00 am - noon

ORSP and CRDA will be hosting a special invitation workshop on Developing a Concept Paper and Contacting a Program Officer with Rebecca Huenink from Hanover Research on Wednesday October 25th on the Denton campus. Rebecca is a grant development consultant who works with faculty completing grant proposals to federal agencies and foundations. The 3 hour hands-on workshop will walk participants through the often missing but critical program officer meeting and how to develop a strong concept paper for your proposal idea. If you are interested in attending this workshop, contact the CRDA at

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