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Methodology Consulting

Program assistant Lisa Fiorenzo works on an MCS project with Dr. Aline Sayer.

CRF’s Methodological Consulting Services (MCS) provides consultation in study design and statistical analysis. MCS has particular expertise in methods for analyzing non-experimental data that arise in studies of families and dyads, with an emphasis on multi-level modeling, structural equation modeling, and analysis of nested and longitudinal data. MCS also offers consultation on logistic regression and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA).

MCS offers consulting in all stages of research, including design, sampling, measurement and analysis.

  • Issues in study design, measurement and sampling
  • Power analysis
  • Data analysis, including training in the use of software packages
  • Contributing to methodology sections of manuscripts and grant proposals

Who can use our services? CRF provides free consulting to all students and faculty in the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as CRF Affiliates. (PLEASE NOTE: Free consulting is limited.)

Students and faculty from other colleges and schools at UMass Amherst, the Five Colleges and other external colleges and companies are welcome to use the MCS services for a fee. Costs will vary according to project scope as determined at intake.

Contact for more information, fee structure or to schedule an appointment.