We offer a range of statistical consulting services, depending on user need. We prefer to develop collaborative relationships and to be involved with a study from planning to presentation, but we realize that researchers often have a need for analysis of already collected data.
The initial contact visit is free. This is where the researcher and the statistician can decide on the scope of the needs, the questions to be addressed, and the estimated time involved.
Short-term services: Analysis of existing data, interpretation of results, specific statistical questions.
Long-term collaborative work:
Prior to data collection:Planning and design of studies,
Fees: $40.00/hour (or % effort for funded research)
Authorship: Payment of fees and co-authorship/acknowledgement are separate and unrelated concerns. Just as researchers may receive salary support from research projects and still be considered co-authors, individuals from the BDC should be considered as co-authors if they devote considerable time and effort and make substantial contributions to the design and/or analysis of study.
Graduate students: While we are more than willing to help you analyze data for your thesis, dissertation, or other academic projects, we require that your advisor's permission be obtained prior to analysis so that the scope of service is clear to all parties. The presence of the advisor at the initial contact visit is strongly encouraged.
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