Research Design & Analysis
Our research design and analysis services are tailored to provide a comprehensive and scientific approach to designing robust research studies, conducting data analysis, and extracting meaningful insights. We specialize in guiding researchers and commercial organizations through the process of formulating feasible research questions, converting them into testable hypotheses, and determining the most appropriate research methodology for answering these questions.
Our expertise extends to the development and validation of self-report questionnaires through item-response theory, exploratory, and confirmatory factor analysis. We can assist you in preparing your questionnaire for administration via Qualtrics and other survey platforms, managing data collection, and importing data for analysis. We use a variety of data analysis tools, including R Studio, IBM SPSS, Stata, Excel, jMetrik, JASP, jamovi, and Python to provide data analysis services. We also provide training in the use of these software packages for researchers (see Education & Training for more details).
In addition to traditional research methods, we are pioneers in the use of micro-analytical event measurements, a research method that enables the measurement of educational events or processes in almost real-time. This method is commonly used in classroom research to study teaching and learning processes in detail. Our expertise in this area allows us to repeatedly administer short questionnaires to study the dynamics of teaching and learning processes in almost real-time.
We also have extensive experience in conducting experimental designs, particularly in the context of medical education. Our research has focused on clinical reasoning and medical education, and we specialize in measuring learning processes in active-learning environments such as Team-Based Learning (TBL) and Problem-Based Learning (PBL). With regards to clinical reasoning, we employ randomized controlled trials, often in the form of cross-over studies, to understand the factors that contribute to accurate diagnostic reasoning.
We also provide academic writing and proofreading assistance to enhance the quality of research reports and increase the chances of getting papers accepted in reputable journals. Our services are designed to assist researchers in all aspects of the research process, from designing and conducting studies to analyzing and interpreting data and communicating results effectively.
What we can do for you
We provide comprehensive research design and analysis services to help you succeed. Our core services include:
- Formulating feasible research questions and testable hypotheses
- Operationalization of your research questions and hypotheses
- Development and validation of self-report questionnaires
- Preparation of questionnaires for administration via Qualtrics and other survey platforms
- Data collection and analysis using software tools such as R Studio, IBM SPSS, Stata, Excel, jMetrik, JASP, jamovi, and Python
- Administering micro-analytical event measurements to study teaching and learning processes in real-time
- Expertise in conducting experimental designs, particularly in medical education
- Academic writing and proofreading assistance to enhance the quality of research reports and increase the chances of getting papers accepted in reputable journals