Helping you complete analyses & defend results


Plan & Propose

  • Choose the appropriate analysis
  • Frame research questions & hypotheses
  • Review proposed methods & analytic techniques

Analysis

  • Choose & conduct your analysis
  • Troubleshoot problems with analyses in-progress
  • Help with interpreting results & reporting in APA format

Editing & Review

  • Format your results in APA style
  • Review/Edit your interpretation of results
  • Review & interpret committee feedback

Statistical Consulting FAQ


AM I BREAKING THE RULES BY HIRING A CONSULTANT? WILL I GET IN TROUBLE?

While I cannot speak on behalf of your specific school or committee, most institutions do not have rules against obtaining guidance from statistical consultants. If you are reading this, you are likely pursuing a graduate degree in a discipline other than statistics, so I believe it is paramount that you fully understand the rationale, results, and implications of your work, rather than every statistical nuance. Consultants are a resource used by many academics and researchers, and are even frequently included in the budgetary plan of grant proposals, so most advisors are open to their use. With all that said, your privacy is guaranteed (see privacy FAQ below).

WILL YOU WRITE MY RESULTS OR OTHER SECTIONS OF MY DISSERTATION FOR ME?

No. I AM NOT A WRITING SERVICE. That is an ethical line that I am not interested in approaching. My statistical consulting clients tend to be highly intelligent graduate students that have wonderful ideas, unquestionable integrity, and are simply seeking more individualized statistical guidance than is readily available at their institution. The vast majority of our clients would never seek a writing service, so I do not offer that service.

WILL YOU NOTIFY OR CONTACT MY UNIVERSITY OR COMMITTEE AT ANY TIME DURING MY CONSULTING PROCESS?

No. Absolutely not. Your privacy is of top priority. My discretion does not come from a belief that obtaining consultation is something that need be hidden, but rather because I believe that the decision to disclose your involvement with my consulting service is yours, and yours alone. As a consultant, I have never had contact with a clients' institution, nor will I for any reason going forward.

WILL HIRING A STATISTICAL CONSULTANT LEAVE ME WITH RESULTS THAT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DEFEND IN FRONT OF MY COMMITTEE?

I am committed to guiding my dissertation clients through both the analytic and defense process, so my job isn't done until you feel confident to stand in-front of your committee and defend.

ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY TO GRADUATE STUDENTS?

Certainly not. Although doctoral candidates represent the majority of my clientele, services are also available, and have been provided, to research professionals and organizations.

CAN YOU HELP ME WITH MY STATISTICS HOMEWORK?

In my experience your professor tends to be the best resource for questions about homework, though users are welcome to post questions on relavant topics in the comments section of my blog posts.

CAN YOU GUARANTEE THAT I WILL PASS MY DISSERTATION DEFENSE?

Unfortunately, no. Because the opinions and expectations of dissertation committees vary greatly, and because I can not influence aspects of a dissertation beyond the statistical analysis, I cannot guarantee passage/approval of your dissertation project. With that said, I am not aware of any client that has registered for my service and ultimately failed their defense, so I hope that this excellent record will continue. However, I can guarantee that I will be available to provide any guidance necessary to prepare you to confidently present, explain, and defend your dissertation results in-front of your committee.

HOW DOES PAYMENT FOR CONSULTING SERVICES WORK?

Statistical consulting services are billed on an hourly basis, with all hourly work explicitly approved in-advance prior to completion, to avoid any surprisingly large bills or hidden costs. All payments are made securely and electronically through Paypal (using either your Paypal account or any major credit card). Hourly billing provides better control over cost for the client and ensures that you are only paying for exactly what you requested. For more information about method of service and cost, please request a free initial consultation and move one step closer to dissertation completion!