Mission Statement


Welcome to the home of the Family Home and Social Sciences Research Support Center (RSC). This site is dedicated to educating faculty, staff, and students within the FHSS College of the opportunities available to receive assistance with faculty or mentored research projects, class research projects, and any other research or statistically related questions that you may have. Additionally this site provides some guidelines and tips for creating a professional research design and contains examples of how to perform basic analyses on your data using statistical software available in the open-labs on campus. Here in the RSC, we are dedicated to providing you with expert advice on what kinds of statistical methods you should use for your particular study and to providing the time necessary to work with you to perform those analyses and interpret their results properly. Also, we provide one-on-one training when requested for those seeking to learn how to perform basic analyses and data management in SPSS, SAS, or STATA.

Scope


We offer the following services free to those associated with the College of Family Home and Social Sciences:
  • Consultation over the phone
  • Face to face consultation for research and statistical problems
  • Training in statistical programs (SPSS, STATA, SAS, Mplus, etc.)
  • Guidance through the research process

How We Work


Walk-ins are welcome, but due to the uncertainty of being available, we recommend that you contact us via telephone or email (see contact information) and schedule an appointment with us to guarantee a time slot. We will return your email or call to confirm the appointment. We strongly suggest that you come prepared to discuss the following with your consultant:
  • Your research objectives
  • The hypotheses you are trying to prove
  • Data collection methods
  • Statistical software questions
  • Any other concerns about the project

 

By bringing this information with you, you will ensure that we have a clear understanding of the problem you need to resolve and will allow us to help you better. We look forward to meeting with you and wish you the best of luck on your research!