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Request for Statistical Consultations

In order to “triage” the large number of statistical consultation requests I receive, I have set up a consultation request system.  Requests will be separated into two categories:  short term-requests and ongoing consultation or collaboration.  Click on the corresponding button to be direct to the form to fill out your request. For more information about each of these types of requests, see below.       

Short-term or one-time requests: 

For requests that likely do not need follow-up and can be addressed in a 30-60 minute appointment  (e.g., discussing or determining the appropriate analysis plan, double-checking analyses, reviewing/interpreting output, trouble-shooting analyses issues, etc.).  It may be possible that at our initial consultation, we determine we need a follow-up meeting.  If that is the case, we will try to schedule something together at the consultation.  There is no limit to the number of “one-time” requests you can make. 

Ongoing consultation or collaboration: 

For requests where you would like me to conduct the data analyses, or collaborate on a grant/project as the methodologist/data analyst.  Appointments for initial consultations should take about an hour. The purpose of this meeting is for me to gain familiarity with your project, research questions, methods, and data set/variables. Together, we will make an initial determination of what type(s) of analyses will best answer your research questions and whether I am the appropriate resource to help you answer those questions. If I will be doing the analyses, we will discuss expectations for how long the analyses will take to conduct, when I will be able to start work on your analyses, and my authorship role on any manuscripts/products. 

Grant submission consultation requests:

Please note that if you will need statistical support (power analyses, analysis plans) for a grant submission or would like me to be part of the grant as a statistician or consultant, I will need a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks notice.  As the only methodologist at the IHP, requesting support early in the grant-writing process will ensure that I will be able to budget time for your project.  Last minute grant-related requests are unlikely to be filled.

Time tables for statistical and methodological consultations

For investigators whose aims are written and are unlikely to change substantially
 

Requested role on grant

Grant time allocation

Pre-award work required: What kind of support are you seeking?

Post-award work you will require: What will you need Dr. Fox to do after the data is collected?

Pre-award time required (Approximate)

Minimum time to notify/meet with Dr. Fox

None

 

0%

Review aims/analysis plan/power analysis.*

*Everything is already drafted and just needs review/feedback

 

Nothing

2-3 hours

2 weeks
Previously funded investigators only

Statistical Consultation
(Foundation, R21, R15, R03, or NIH Training Grants)

<=5%

Review aims/analysis plan/power analysis*

*everything is already drafted and just needs review/feedback

Review and consult on analyses conducted by investigator or graduate student/post-doc

4-6 hours

4 Weeks
Previously funded investigators only


For investigators whose aims are still in development and may change
 

Requested role on grant

Grant time allocation

Pre-award work required: What kind of support are you seeking?

Post-award work you will require: What will you need Dr. Fox to do after the data is collected?

Pre-award time required (Approximate)

Minimum time to notify/meet with Dr. Fox

Statistical Consultation
(Foundation, R21, R15, R03, or NIH Training Grants)

5-10%

  • Assist with developing and/or revising aims
  • Develop analysis plan
  • Conduct power analysis
 

Conduct analyses OR supervise and guide graduate student/post-doc who will be conducting analyses

Depends on study complexity**

8 weeks

Co-Investigator/ Statistician/
Methodologist

(R01, R21, or NSF grant)

10%+

  • Assist with developing and/or revising aims
  • Develop analysis plan
  • Conduct power analysis

Conduct analyses

Depends on study complexity**

8 weeks

I look forward to working with you!

Annie Fox

Annie B. Fox, PhD
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods
Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation
Building 79/96, Room 217, Center for Health & Rehabilitation Research
(617) 643-6547
Afox-galalis@mghihp.edu

 

 

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