TWU Center for Research Design and Analysis opens Oct 20th

10/19/15

DENTON — Texas Woman’s University opens its new Center for Research Design and Analysis at 4 p.m., Tues., Oct. 21, 2015, in room 105 of Stoddard Hall on the Denton campus. Sponsored by the TWU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, this new center will support both qualitative and quantitative research performed by faculty and students. The center will provide quantitative and qualitative research services by experienced statisticians and qualitative analysts, as well as workshops and monitored labs on all three campuses to provide support while student and faculty researchers are working on their designs and analysis.

René Paulson, Ph.D., will serve as the director of the center. Paulson has more than 15 years of qualitative and quantitative experience at the national and state level. She and her team of research consultants, who have a wide depth and breadth of expertise, will work with faculty and student researchers across all disciplines on research design, conducting statistical and qualitative analysis, software training, manuscript preparation and grant proposal development.

According to Paulson, TWU’s focus on the provision of services through the entire research process, including qualitative and quantitative methods, shows the dedication of the university to high quality research in its many basic and applied research areas, such as the health and hard sciences, education, nursing and nutrition.

“This center is innovative in that it provides services throughout the entire research process,” Paulson said. “It is rare for institutions of higher learning to have a center like this one that focuses on the complete research process from design to analysis to dissemination.”

She added, “With the impressive amount and quality of research conducted at TWU, this new center will support researchers to do even more great research that impacts the community and the world.

In addition, officially opening the center on World Statistics Day is significant, as the center serves as a prime example of the day’s 2015 theme of “better data, better lives.”

In addition to Denton, the TWU Center for Research Design and Analysis will have physical locations at both TWU’s Health Science Centers in Dallas and Houston. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/research/crda.asp.

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