Meeting with a Consultant

Meeting with a Consultant

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Meeting with a Consultant

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Current faculty, staff, and student researchers can meet with a statistical consultant to discuss software questions, research methods, and statistical analysis.


Location University Library Room 812 / Virtual
Hours By appointment only - Make an appointment now
Cost Free to all current Kent State faculty, staff, and students
Email statconsulting@kent.edu
Phone 330-672-8548

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FAQ

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; analyzing data for a research publication, thesis, or dissertation; writing result sections of papers; or responding to reviewers.

What software packages do you support?

Currently, the software packages we officially support are:

  • SAS and SAS OnDemand for Academics/SAS University Edition
  • SPSS Statistics and SPSS Amos
  • JMP and JMP Pro
  • R and RStudio
  • Stata
  • NVivo for Windows and Mac
  • Qualtrics
  • Google Forms
  • GPower

Depending on the nature of your question, we may also be able to provide limited support for other statistical and qualitative data analysis programs.

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 data analysis 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 prepare your data files for analysis in your software package of choice
  • How to set up and distribute a survey in Qualtrics
  • How to approach 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 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 entry or performing data collection on behalf of the client
  • Execution of data analysis for the client

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.