Services for Students

Proposal Development – Advisor and student meet with consultant to discuss topic, research questions, and design. Consultant reviews and faculty approves analysis plan, proposed sample size, data structure, and research design. Power calculations and sampling plans will also be determined.

  • Develop research questions
  • Develop research design
  • Develop analysis plan

Data Collection – CRDA staff can provide questionnaire feedback, PsychData tutorials, and information regarding administering online surveys. Analysts and assistants can advise on how to set up the data file and code book. Qualitative coding and structure for data can be discussed. 

  • Submit IRB protocol
  • Data collection

Pre-analysis – Center staff can provide information and instructions regarding the importance of data cleaning, missing data, and assumptions testing. Necessary changes needed to the analysis plan must be discussed with both the faculty advisor and student. Qualitative coding can be confirmed.  

  • Check for valid data
  • Score/recode variables
  • Test assumptions

Analysis – Advisor and student meet with CRDA consultant to confirm feasibility of proposed analysis plan based on pre-analysis stage. Software steps and output interpretation can be discussed. Qualitative analyses and coding can be confirmed. 

  • Confirm analysis plan
  • Develop outline of results
  • Run analyses

Results and Discussion – Center staff can provide guidance regarding standard analytical writing and presentation of results in tables and/or figures, how to make tables efficiently and accurately. Advisor and student meet with consultant to confirm valid discussion of findings to research field, study limitations, etc.  

  • Summarize research findings
  • Write results
  • Create tables/figures
  • Discuss findings, limitations

Presentation of Findings – Consultants can provide information in how to understand analysis findings (quantitative and qualitative) and technical information behind the analysis presented. Consultant can also provide guidance regarding displaying analysis information visually.  

  • Defense preparation
  • Display data visually
  • Publication

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