CRF is pleased to welcome Heather Lavigne to the team of methodology consultants (MCS). Heather is currently working on her dissertation in the Developmental Science program and her research focuses on how media impacts children’s cognitive development and real-world behavior. She is trained in a variety of statistical techniques including ANOVA/MANOVA, regression, hierarchical linear modeling, structural equation modeling, as well as techniques for dealing with intensive measurement/diary data, missing data, and modeling change over time.
Consultation services include methodological design, data preparation and analysis, interpretation of results, and formal presentation of results including method, results, and planned analysis sections of papers and grants. MCS has particular expertise in methods for analyzing non-experimental data that arises in studies of families and dyads. Past clients have included faculty and graduate students from the UMass community in Journalism, Anthropology, Geosciences, and Political Science. Heather joins a group of faculty, CRF staff, and other advanced graduate students, who make up the team of consultants for CRF’s methodology program.
The first five hours of consultation service are free to UMass faculty and students in the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Services are also available to faculty and students outside CNS and SBS for an hourly fee. Requests are handled on a first come first served basis. Email CRF@Psych.Umass.edu with the details of your consultation needs and your availability for a free intake appointment.
For more details please visit the Methodology Consulting Services page.