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Qualitative Assistance   (Cindy Jones)
By appointment:  Call 205-348-1192 or E-mail


Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:00p – 5:00p 2:00p – 7:00p 12:00p – 5:00p 12:00p – 5:00p


Quantitative Assistance    (Nate Shannon)
By appointment:  Call 205- 348-1192 or E-mail


Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00p – 3:00p 12:00p – 5:00p 12:00p – 5:00p 2:00p – 7:00p


Copy Editing    (Angela Johnson)
E-mail for assistance.

The College of Education’s Research Assistance Center provides faculty and graduate students with advice, assistance and instruction in designing quantitative research studies, selecting and developing instruments, setting up statistical analyses, using statistical software, and writing for publication.

Staffed by three advanced doctoral students (1 quantitative methodologist. 1 qualitative methodologist, and 1 copy editor), the Research Assistance Center provides assistance and instruction to individual faculty and graduate students in designing research studies; selecting and/or developing instruments; setting up statistical analyses; using statistical quantitative software; entering data (faculty only); preparing data for analysis; analyzing data; identifying external sources of funding; reviewing and editing manuscripts for form and grammar; and conducting research seminars for groups of faculty and/or students (e.g., writing grant proposals, conducting program evaluations).

The College of Education’s Julie C. Laible Qualitative Research Lab, located within the Research Assistance Center, provides faculty and graduate students with access to qualitative data analysis equipment and software including digital audio recorders, microphones transcription equipment, and video recorders that can be checked out for use by faculty and staff.

The Center also maintains a library of qualitative and quantitative data analysis reference texts.

Director: Dr. David Hardy