The Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis serves the research needs of faculty and students at the University of Kansas. We also offer consulting and research support for business and government agencies throughout the United States.
For students and faculty at KU, we offer consulting and support for research methods during all phases of the research process. We can assist in the formulation of plans for data collection frameworks, surveys, pilot tests of survey instruments. After the data collection is finished, we can help with the re-organization of data structures and with statistical analysis.
For student projects--mainly theses and dissertations--we provide advice about estimation procedures and in the interpretation of results. We ask that all students who seek long-term support for thesis projects obtain the permission of their advisor.
For faculty projects, many of which are funded by research grants, we offer assistance in greater depth. Our affiliated faculty and graduate research assistance can bring to focus their expertise to solve difficult research challenges. Many projects will hire our graduate research assistants and work with them for an extended period of time, while some projects need short-term "fee for service" help with particular details.
Another major objective of the CRMDA is to cultivate and nurture methodological expertise across the University. This occurs in several ways. We organize Saturday software workshops that overview leading computer software. We prepare guides on the use of various programs and offer them online. We also monitor statistical course offerings throughout the campus so that students (and their advisors) can make well informed decisions about their opportunities.
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