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Research Methodology Consulting Center (RMCC)

Improve your chances of getting your grant proposal accepted

Tight internal budgets and shrinking external funding make the competition for external dollars as fierce as ever. Researchers must present strong proposals with cutting-edge methodology to rise above the crowd.

That’s where we come in. With a combination of services unique to education and human development research, we offer consulting on everything from developing a hypothesis and selecting the appropriate statistical analysis to the development of data collection protocols and reporting templates.

With specialized expertise in quantitative research methods, our work helps you achieve your research goals. Though we primarily serve graduate students, faculty, and researchers in CEHD, we also work with external partners.

Consulting for UMN faculty and researchers

Grant proposal consulting

  • General advice about proposed methodology and statistical analyses
  • Writing the data analysis plan of grant applications and proposals
  • Performing a prior power analyses

Pre-award services have no cost, provided that RMCC is written into the grant.

Funded project consulting and services

  • General advice about methods and statistical analyses
  • Instrument development
  • Performing statistical analyses
  • Writing method and results sections for reports and papers

Services are provided at the internal hourly rate of $77, or can be supported by including RMCC in your grant proposal.

Unfunded projects consulting (CEHD only)

  • General advice about methodology and statistical analysis

Six, 45-minute consultations are provided each academic year at no cost to researchers.

Consulting for CEHD graduate students

We provide consulting to graduate students working on a a dissertation or master’s thesis. All RMCC recommendations should be cleared by the student’s committee before being undertaken.

  • General advice about methodology and statistical analysis

Four, 45-minute consultations are provided each academic year at no cost.

Consulting for non-UMN graduate students and researchers

  • General advice about methodology and statistical analyses
  • Instrument development
  • Performing statistical analyses
  • Writing method and results sections relating to project findings (reports, research papers, etc)
  • Writing the data analysis plan of grant applications and proposals

Services provided at the external hourly rate of $125.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Lunch & Learn presentation | October 3, 2018
I’ve got a categorical variable, so now what? [PDF]

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To optimize your consultation, we recommend you bring specific questions and all relevant documentation (e.g. output, instruments). We do not provide tutoring for coursework or training services.