Data Analysis and Statistics Help
Statistical Consulting Services for Graduate Students; Business, Clinical,
and Social Science Researchers; and Nonprofit Organizations
Rebecca Andrews, PhD
Biometrics | Hierarchical Models | Non-Parametric Methods | Bivariate and Multivariate Analysis
Economics, Medicine, Nursing, Sociology, Psychology
Dr. REBECCA ANDREWS holds a PhD in Biometrics and Statistics with specialization in non-parametric methods. With over 20 publications, she is the co-author and the biostatistician of studies published in top rank medical journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) and Pediatric Emergency Care and Vaccine.
During her graduate years she worked as a fellow researcher at the London School of Economics. After she earned her doctorate Dr. Andrews worked as biostatistician at Columbia University Medical Center and at the Mailman School of Public Health. During her extensive career as biostatistician she has advised many graduate students with their dissertations in the fields of medicine, sociology, nursing, and psychology.
- Expert in mobile health (conducted the first largest randomized clinical trials in the country to determine the impact of text messaging to improve immunization rates and medication adherence in hard-to-reach populations).
- Conducted research in clinical pediatrics (immunizations, URIs, obesity).
- Expertise applying hierarchical models to complex data structures.
- Bilingual Spanish-English; able to translate/adapt surveys or other data collection into Spanish.
Dr. Andrews walks her students through all the steps needed for completing solid and sound research: (1) formulating the study hypothesis; (2) selecting and collecting data (e.g., interviews, surveys, administrative records); (3) designing a sample plan (simple random, systematic, stratified or clustered sampling, or more complex designs); (4) database structure; (5) data cleaning and consistency checks; (6) appropriate analysis from data description and bivariate analysis (student t-test, chi-square, McNemar test of marginal homogeneity) to multivariable analysis (linear regressions, MANOVA, mixed-effects or multilevel models). She helps students select the most appropriate techniques given the nature of their data—continuous or categorical variables, small or large samples.
Dr. Andrews has expertise in working and programming with various statistical packages such as SPSS and Stata.
“Rebecca provided me with invaluable technical, statistical support and training for my dissertation. She challenged my thinking, conducted flawless analytical work, and made me a stronger quantitative researcher. Rebecca's mastery of statistics and different modeling and analytical techniques made solving complex data challenges easy and manageable. She was 100 percent reliable, thoughtful, understanding, and engaged. She often re-arranged her schedule to meet last-minute dissertation deadlines. Even though Rebecca was not a formal member of my dissertation committee, I consider her my most active member. I am certain that by working with Rebecca, I saved about 6 months of time.”
Allison Goldberg, Mailman School of Public Health Health, PhD graduate
Victoria Briones, PhD
DR. BRIONES, a graduate from Columbia University and former fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, taught Applied Regression Analysis and Research Methods to graduate students. In the last eight years, Victoria has worked as a dissertation and statistics consultant, helping graduate students in psychology, education, nursing, biology, and business formulate/hone their study hypotheses, arrive at better operational definitions for their study variables, improve procedures to increase the internal and the external validity of their studies, test their study hypotheses, analyze their resulting data, and understand their results.
In addition to having a strong grasp of research methods, Victoria's primary areas of expertise are in testing moderation and mediation hypotheses (using SPSS) and in testing path, measurement (via a confirmatory factor analysis or CFA), and structural models using the AMOS, LISREL, EQS, and MPlus programs. She is also able to explain relatively complex procedures and results to clients who have minimal knowledge of research methods and statistics.
Victoria is familiar with non-parametric procedures such as Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis, and chi-square tests. But her strengths lie in conducting basic (e.g., Pearson correlations, t-tests, and ANOVAs) and complex parametric procedures such as exploratory factor analysis (EFA), regression (i.e., linear, logistic, and multinomial), mixed-ANOVA, MANOVA, and discriminant analysis. Moreover, Victoria provides her clients with concise and coherent summaries of the results of these procedures.
Scope: research methods, reliability analyses, t-tests, ANOVA, repeated-measures ANOVA, ANCOVA, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, MANOVA, structural equation modeling (AMOS, LISREL, and EQS).
"She is the best stat consultant. I could not finish my dissertation without her. She is available almost 24 hours and responded to all of my questions. She returned my work so quickly. Her explanation was always clear and accurate even though I am not good at stat. She is so patient for explaining every detail stat question. She is amazing!"
(Contact information available on request)
Data Analysis Consulting | Stats Modeling and Forecasting
Management Science, Engineering, Mathematics
LYNETTA CAMPBELL has a passion for finding the stories that are hidden in the numbers and for sharing this love of what statistics reveals with students at all levels. She holds an M.S. in statistics, an M.S. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Management Science, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.
Lynetta worked twelve years in the Chemical Process Industry, during which time she participated in the design, construction, and start-up of projects in polystyrenics. However, it was her work in the implementation of statistical quality control programs that lead her to focus on data collection and analysis.
In the course of earning her masters degree in statistics, Lynetta gained extensive knowledge in programming with R. She greatly enjoys working with conventional data analysis tests as well as customized simulations using this language.
Lynetta has assisted graduate students with their data analysis in fields as diverse as engineering, education, and public health. She can assist clients with their initial exploratory data analysis, usually with a graphical approach to viewing the data. She makes sure each client understands the basics, such as how to properly state the null and alternative hypotheses, and how to test for equivalence using procedures such as independent sample or paired sample t-tests. She routinely helps clients in the selection of the proper regression methods to employ, helping them to understand generalized linear models, logistic regression, and logit and loglinear models. Her ultimate goal is always that the client gain full understanding of what his or her data has to say. In this manner, she has worked with clients whose data was highly qualitative, such as survey data, and she has assisted students with highly quantitative data involving modeling and forecasting. In addition to working with R, she is highly proficient with SPSS, and JMP, statistical software and programming languages.
Data Management | Medical Survey Instruments | Statistical Software Documentation
Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Theology and Sociology
Linda Deacon has served as an independent statistical consultant since 1985. She has coordinated the data management and statistical analysis of state and federally funded longitudinal and multi-center research. She has co-authored several articles published in the fields of medicine and psychology and has assisted in the editing of statistical textbooks and documentation for statistical software. She has designed and assisted in the development of survey instruments currently in use at various medical centers, universities and county regional centers. She regularly advises doctoral candidates on the formulation, statistical analysis and interpretation of research hypotheses.
Survey design, formulating hypotheses, content organization, data analysis, results analysis, graphs and tables, PowerPoint presentations.
"Without a doubt Linda Deacon is an incredible statistician! Over the past 10 years Linda has assisted me in countless research projects. I would not be where I am in my career today without her expertise. Not only is she the warmest human being around, she is brilliant and easy to work with."
Susan Regas, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology
Inferential Statistics | Hypotheses Development | Research Design | Statistical Analysis
Psychology, Lean Six Sigma
Bryan Hamilton offers individual statistics tutoring with an introduction to the basic methods of collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. You will learn a variety of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. The inferential techniques include an emphasis on statistical inference (e.g., t tests, F tests, and selected non-parametric statistics).
Bryan is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and can help you prepare for your test. He uses the DMAIC project methodology, which has five phases. He will take you through the methodology and help you learn to understand and apply it.
"Bryan has gone above and beyond to help with my dissertation edits. He was always available when I had questions and would reply immediately, including nights and weekends. There is absolutely no way that I could have ever made it to this point without his assistance. Bryan was very understanding and would help break things down and explain how to improve my writing. His statistical knowledge is outstanding and his ability to effectively communicate is amazing. I have been very pleased with his services and plan to use him again in the near future. I would highly recommend Bryan if you are stuck and need some help moving forward on your dissertation. Thanks, Stephen"
Education, Fine Art, Genealogy, Humanities, Real Estate, Religion
Lydia Jason is a generalist with a keen sense of curiosity. She loves learning. She has earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Humanities (the study of art, history, music, literature, philosophy, religion, and language) and has worked as a museum administrator and state-certified classroom teacher. All her life, she has absorbed information and then shared it with others in educational settings. She does the same thing as she creates each index. Every index is written to appeal to reviewers, general readers, and specialists alike.
Lydia grew up in southern California. She started her career at the J. Paul Getty museum in Malibu. She has created countless exhibitions and curriculum units, and delved into many special interests. In 2012, she left the classroom and the museum world to focus on book indexing services. She specializes in titles related to education, fine art, genealogy, humanities, nonprofits, real estate, and religion. She is an active member of the American Society for Indexing.
Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Help
Qualitative Research Methodologist and Quantitative Research Methodologist
Nursing, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Education, Business, and Technology
Dr. Sally Jordan holds a diploma in nursing, an undergraduate degree in psychology, and a MSW and PhD in social work from The Ohio State University. Dr. Jordan practice critical care and coronary care nursing for 15 years in the hospital settings, and served as a an assistant head nurse, head nurse, and assistant director of nursing education. She also served as a director of nursing agency.
As a social worker, she worked in child welfare investigating child abuse cases. She has been a full time faculty member for over 20 years, and has conducted field research in the areas of homelessness, mental illness, addiction, child welfare, and community partnerships.Expertise:
- Academic Writing
- Creating Hypothesis Statements
- Data Collection (Online)
- Development Editing
- Field Testing
- Hypothesis Testing
- Instrument Development
- Pilot Testing
- Program Evaluation
- Qualtrics Online Survey Software
- Sample Size Estimates
- Statistical Analysis (SPSS)– ANOVA, Chi-Square, Cronbach's Alph,
- Pearson's r, Multiple Regression, Spearman's Rho, T-Tests, Etc…
- Qualitative Data Analysis
- Study Design (Qualitative and Quantitative)
- Survey Design
- Survey Monkey Online Survey Software
Rick Oaks, PhD
Education - Psychology - Sociology
RICK OAKS studied psychology and sociology at Harvard, received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan, then did two post-doctoral fellowships at Yale. Since then he has taught many courses on research methods at both the undergraduate level and in a doctoral program in higher education leadership.
He is an expert in mixed methods research; that is, the sort that combines interviewing and questionnaires.
- If you lean toward qualitative research, he can help you plan interviews that will elicit vivid, detailed narratives from your participants, and show you how to interpret them.
- If you are more interested in the quantitative side of things, he can help you turn your informal hunches into testable hypotheses, design questionnaires that will actually measure whatever is of interest to you, and analyze the results statistically.
- Perhaps most important, as an exceptionally thoughtful editor, he can help you express your most complicated ideas clearly and gracefully: the kind of writing of which you will be proud, and that your friends, colleagues—and dissertation committee—will read with pleasure.
Although Rick teaches statistics (among other things), his first love is interview research. He has published three books and many articles in the field. These include studies on the meaning of work in the lives of mid-career businessmen, the family tensions that sometimes arise when first-generation college students become more educated than their parents, and the way that students can sometimes discover who they really are by temporarily dropping out of college.
Sociology & Demography Statistician
Dr. Julie Olson earned a dual-title Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University and a M.A. in Demographic and Social Analysis from the University of California at Irvine.
She approaches research from an interdisciplinary background and has published on a variety of topics in public health, criminology, and sociology, including family structure and the risk of child abuse, tort reforms and physician sanctioning, the impact of education on attitudes toward deviance, and changes in suicide rates.
Dr. Olson specializes in mixed methods and longitudinal statistical analysis and has used survival analysis (i.e., Cox proportional hazards regression), time series regression, panel regression, Poisson and negative binomial regression, and logistic regression. She is also experienced in factor analysis, structural equation modeling, analysis of survey data, period effects, the handling of clustered/dependent observations, interaction effects, and descriptive statistics.
Psychology, Sociology, Management, Leadership, Organization Development, Organizational Behavior, Cross-Cultural Management/International Business
Richard Pollard (Ph.D. Harvard University) has held professorships at Northeastern University, University of Arizona, and Lewis & Clark College. He has served as chair or reader on numerous doctoral dissertations in management, organizational development, leadership, nursing, homeland security, and social/environmental sustainability.
He designed the doctoral programs at Colorado Technical University and served as the founding Chancellor of CTU's Institute for Advanced Studies, where he oversaw all dissertation chairs and readers. He has taught statistics and research methods at all levels from undergraduate through doctoral.
His primary areas of expertise include organizational behavior, organization development, small groups and teams, leadership, psychology, sociology, research methods and statistics.
Thesis and Dissertation Editor – APA Editor – Proofreading
My expertise is in manuscript evaluation and critiques, fiction, creative nonfiction, APA editing, essays, student papers, journalism, and business documents.
Do you have a novel, short story, or work of creative nonfiction that needs polishing? Please read my essay, “Some Thoughts on Editing,” below, which will inform you of some of the writing problems I encounter in most manuscripts. I work on a continuing basis with noted fiction writers who tell me that I am able to ferret out the blind spots in their prose. My own work—both fiction and nonfiction—has been published by major publishing houses worldwide.
APA editing services include: proofreading for correct seriation (lists of items in a series), smoothness of expression, continuity of presentation of ideas, tone, wordiness, redundancy, word choice, colloquial expressions and jargon, use of pronouns, illogical or ambiguous comparisons, anthropomorphism, bias (gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic identity, age), verb usage such as passive voice, agreement of subject and verb, pronouns, misplaced and dangling modifiers, relative pronouns, parallel construction, periods, commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, quotation marks, parentheses, slashes, hyphenation, spelling, capitalization, italics, abbreviations, statistical symbols, and numbers.