Current faculty, staff, and student researchers can meet with a statistical consultant to discuss software questions, research methods, and statistical analysis.
All consulting appointments are held in Room 812 of University Library.
|Location||University Library Room 812|
|Hours||By appointment only - make an appointment now|
|Cost||Free to all current Kent State faculty, staff, and students|
When registering for an appointment, all clients are reminded that:
Statistical Consulting provides training and advice on the use of statistical and qualitative software. Researchers are responsible for their own methodology, data analysis, and data manipulation. Any guidance on methodology, data analysis, or data manipulation is only advice and does not supplant researcher judgment. The researcher is responsible for all decisions regarding the researcher's project.
What software packages do you support?
Currently, the software packages we officially support are:
- SPSS Statistics
- R and RStudio
- NVivo 10 for Windows and Mac
- Google Forms
Depending on the nature of your question, we may also be able to provide limited support for Stata.
What topics do you offer consultation on?
We help clients at any stage of the research process. However, our primary focus is on helping clients learn to use statistical and qualitative software. For example, we can work with you on:
- How to get started with SPSS, SAS, JMP, NVivo, Qualtrics, or R
- How to set up, enter, and clean your data files in your software package of choice
- How to approach methodology, choice of statistical analysis, or interpretation of statistical results
- How to transfer results and graphs from the software into a paper or poster
We can provide advice and feedback to researchers about statistical analysis and methodology, but we cannot execute any part of the researcher's study on their behalf, nor can we act as principal statisticians or co-authors on a study.
What kinds of clients do you help?
Our services are available for free to all current KSU faculty, staff, and students from any department and from any campus. We see many researchers who are designing an experiment or survey; preparing a grant proposal, thesis, or dissertation; writing result sections of papers; or responding to reviewers.
I can't make it to the Kent campus. Can I meet with a consultant using video conferencing software?
Yes! If you can't make it to the Kent campus, we can do distance consulting appointments using video conferencing software. You can request distance consulting during any of our regular time slots in the Scheduler. Just let us know in your signup form that you'd like to use distance consulting, and what software program you would like to use. We can currently offer distance consulting appointments via Skype or Google Hangouts.
What sort of services do you NOT provide?
Statistical Consulting does not provide any of the following:
- Software installation or renewal of software licenses
- Statistics tutoring or help with homework (including "checking the work" of statistical content within course assignments)
- Data collection or data entry
- Execution of data analysis