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The ASRM Research Consulting Lab Samantha Estrada and Annie Lu Fall 2013.

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1 The ASRM Research Consulting Lab Samantha Estrada and Annie Lu Fall 2013

2 What is the Research Consulting Lab? Lab staffed by ASRM graduate students Place to receive help on quantitative and qualitative research projects Free service for UNC students Computer lab loaded with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, GPower, NVivo)

3 Planning Your Study Research question(s) – Too broad – Too many Research design – Participants – Procedures – Methods Appropriate statistical analysis Provide suggestion on how to set up your data file (e.g., format, missing data, code book)

4 After Data Collection Data cleaning and management – It could be time consuming Preliminary analysis – Descriptive statistics – Psychometrics (e.g., reliability and factor analysis) Statistical analysis – Appointments may be needed

5 What to Bring Your research questions For survey research, bring a copy of your questionnaire Description of variables – Conceptual description – Operational definition (how they were/will be measured) Data file – In raw form – Excel file is preferred

6 General Recommendations Consultants are there to assist you, not to perform analysis – It is a learning process for you Give yourself plenty of time (do not show up a week before the deadline of your project!!!) – Several sessions may be required – Consultant may need some time (a few days - a week) to consider the problem

7 Location McKee Hall 537 Phone: or by appointment Hours (Fall 2013): Monday-Friday 8am - 8pm Sunday 2pm - 8pm The Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute (MAST): ROSS 1210 Monday – Friday 9am – 11am, 2pm – 4pm

8 “To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.“ - Sir Ronald A. Fisher, 1938


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