Research Methodology Services - NIU - Division of Research & Graduate Studies

Research Methodology Services

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What does the RMS do?

The RMS will provide methods and analysis consulting to faculty who are developing proposals for external funding. The pre-proposal consulting is available at no cost. In exchange for services, faculty investigators must agree to budget the RMS in their proposals to participate in data analysis at an hourly rate. The RMS is thus compensated for services only if the project is funded.

RMS services include attending meetings to discuss the project, its design, and its analysis needs; consultation on the qualitative or quantitative analysis requirements for the project; and writing analysis sections of the grant proposal. The RMS can contribute to plans for study design, sample size estimation, data management, data analysis, and other methodological tasks.

RMS also offers access to standard analysis software such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, and NVivo, as well as more specialized software upon request. Also, the RMS can provide reference materials and other resources to support the use of methods and analyses involved in the project.