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Statistics Process

For data analysis projects, we carefully assess each document and provide a quote that directly correlates with the amount of work required. A quote for our statistical and methodological services is based on a thorough review of your materials, such as methodology, research questions, data, and transcripts. Specific statistical tests are priced uniformly, with the exception of SEM and projects that require R statistical software, which are priced according to complexity. There is no one-size-fits-all pride of our statistical services and we take care in providing you with a quote based on thoughtful reflection of the work your individual project requires.

Assessment

We carefully examine and assess your documents, plans, and collected data prior to providing any recommendations or a service proposal and quote. For the assessment process, we will ask you to provide all relevant supporting materials—for instance, a draft of your methodology or analysis plan, any feedback you have received from a chair or reviewer, copies of your data collection instruments, and data.

Once we have all the information for your project, we will assess your materials and then get back to you with our recommendations for service and a proposed work order, including an exact timeline and quote.

If the proposed outline of services meets your needs, we accept first payment and begin work. If however you wish to make tweaks to the work order, you can simply communicate that to us and we will make adjustments accordingly. This review and assessment is free, and you will only ever be charged for services that you explicitly approve and order.

Timelines

Once we receive your document and supporting materials, we are generally able to respond within one business day to provide an assessment and service order proposal. If you are in a rush, you should alert us to your deadlines and we will make every effort to complete this assessment process more quickly.

The turnaround for an order is proportionate to the order’s size and scope. A standard dissertation-sized quantitative analysis and most of our document reviews are generally completed within 5-7 business days from receipt of payment (dependent on the scheduling of any pre-analysis consultations included in your package). A standard dissertation-sized qualitative analysis is generally completed within 10-12 business days from receipt of payment (dependent on the scheduling of any pre-analysis consultations included in your package). If you are in a rush, expedited service is available for a proportionate fee.

Pricing

The pricing for an order is based on the particular needs of the project. That is, we arrive at a quote through a detailed tally of the document’s specific methodological, statistical, or consultative requirements.

Generally, for document reviews, we begin with prose word count, which is the lowest common denominator, and then take into consideration the complexity of methodology and number of analyses discussed with the work being reviewed. We assess each additional aspect individually for its relative difficulty and the intensity of work it will entail; for instance, we naturally would not assign a chapter that has only one analysis for one research question the same fee as an analysis that consists of multiple analyses and research questions.

Order Processing

Once you have approved the service proposal and made first payment to initiate the order, the project manager assigns your project to an appropriate methodologist or statistician. Your methodologist or statistician communicates closely with the project manner throughout the course of their work to ensure that the project is executed in accordance with all instructions. During this process, we may reach out to you for clarification of requirements or further instruction.

Payment Options

We offer a wide range of payment plans, though a deposit is always due upfront to initiate your order, and full payment is typically expected by the time the order is complete. Some exceptions can be made for returning clients with extenuating circumstances. We accept all major credit cards, checks and money orders by mail, PayPal, Zelle, and bank wire transfers. Please note that if you are paying via check, we will wait until it clears the bank before moving forward with your order.

Retainer Agreements

Some clients come to us with a clear sense of which services they want. Others welcome the service recommendations we make based on our assessment of their documents and the overall scope and state of the project.

Unsure of which service is right for you? Contact us or send us your document.