The quality of scientific knowledge is only as good as the methods used to obtain it. To remain a leader in research, the University of Kansas launched the new Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis (CRMDA) in 2010. The CRMDA brings together methodologists, statisticians, and applied researchers from across the social, behavioral, cognitive, and educational sciences to accomplish three key aims:
- Enhance the ability of university researchers to initiate and build innovative research programs,
- Provide the methodological and statistical expertise to compete for grants and contracts in support of investigators’ research programs, and
- Prepare students to become the research leaders of the future. By assembling the variety of expertise in research methods and data analysis from across the KU community and directing it toward the Center’s aims, the CRMDA will enable KU to position itself as a leader across the social, behavioral, cognitive, and educational sciences and enhance the university’s ability to compete for new research initiatives.
The CRMDA works with all of the schools and colleges that make up the Univeristy of Kansas (see Departments and Schools Affiliated with the CRMDA). The CRMDA is possible because of the support that it receives from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and The School of Social Welfare »
- The CRMDA serves researchers (students, staff, and faculty) across the social, behavioral, educational, and cognitive sciences.
- CRMDA Personnel provide state-of-the-science consultation and support on research design and data analysis.
- CRMDA Personnel conduct original research to develop and generate new methods and analysis procedures.
- CRMDA Personnel provide educational and professional development for students and faculty members of the University.
- CRMDA Personnel contribute directly to the University mission of excellence in education and research.