THS Statistical Consultations

THS offers individual statistical consultations in all relevant areas of quantitative research and at the right level required.

Our principal statistical consultants are Dr Petra Buttner and Dr Reinhold (Ray) Muller; both directors of THS; each with more than 20 years of practical experience in consulting, conducting, publishing and teaching all aspects of quantitative research.

Modes

THS offers “statistical” services in two different modes:

  1. “No Worries – No Hassles” individual services where you for instance send us your data (in whatever form they are) and receive the complete description and analysis including proposals for tables and graphics and all necessary comments and explanations. We can also collect the data for you and / or deliver finished sections (“methods” and “results”) ready for publication in a scientific journal or a project report.
  2. “Capacity Building” individual consultations / services where you contribute as far as practical (depending on prior knowledge and time commitment) and add to your own statistical skills. This “Capacity Building” approach not only results in e.g. a completed analysis but also in improved practical skills in statistics and related areas that you can put to use in future research projects. The level of involvement in this approach is tailored to your needs and skills.

Common Statistical Services Offered

THS can offer a wide range of statistical services including the following:

  • Steps involved in planning a quantitative research project.
  • Choosing the most powerful study design that is still feasible.
  • Developing a quantified research hypothesis.
  • Power and Sample size calculations (“how many people do I need to study?”).
  • Acquisition of data.
  • Indentify effective and valid methods of data collection.
  • Data entering and cleaning.
  • Transfer of data between different software (databases).
  • Data transformations.
  • Univariate, bivariate and multivariable statistical analyses.
  • The practical use of statistical software packages.
  • Interpretation of results.
  • Creating and interpreting tables.
  • Creating and interpreting statistical graphs.
  • Summarising and writing-up of results.
  • Writing a report or scientific publication.