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Consulting

The Social Science Research Commons partners with many groups on campus to provide a centralized location for consulting.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center (ISCC) and Research Analytics will offer open, walk-in consulting every weekday, 9am to noon. The Biostatistics Consulting Center will offer consulting on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to noon. The Center for Survey Research (CSR) will offer consulting every Tuesday, 10am to noon. New in Fall 2016, Data Science consulting will be offered every Wednesday, 9am to noon. Proposal Development Services (PDS) offers consulting by appointment. You can read some of our consultants' biographies below, including our consultants from ISCC, Research Analytics, the Biostatistics Consulting Center, Data Science, IU Libraries, and the Center for Survey Research.

For assistance in determining who could provide the most appropriate service for your particular project or question, contact SSRC staff at ssrc@indiana.edu.

 

Indiana Statistical Consulting Center

Weekdays 9am-noon

 

 

Michael Frisby
Indiana Statistical Consulting Center

Michael Frisby joined the ISCC consulting team in the Summer of 2014. He received his Master's degree from Michigan State University, where he worked with the Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT). His specialties include R programming and Mplus, Structural Equation Models (SEM), and Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMM). Like all of our ISCC consultants, he is a “jack of all trades” and can talk through any project with you.

To schedule an appointment with Michael, please email iscc@indiana.edu.

Michael Frisby

 

Hannah Bolte
Indiana Statistical Consulting Center

Hannah Bolte has been working with ISCC clients since January, 2014 and introducing undergraduate upperclassmen to the awesomeness of statistics since 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance, a Master of Business in Finance, and a Master of Science in Statistical Science (MSSS). In addition to consulting at ISCC and lecturing, Hannah also supports the consulting seminar for MSSS and consults with faculty across several universities and campuses to aid in publication of their research. She is mother to two rambunctious teenage boys.

To schedule an appointment with Hannah, please email iscc@indiana.edu.

Hannah Bolte

Research Analytics

Weekdays 9am-noon

 

Wenjuan Sang
Research Analytics

Wenjuan Sang started as a consultant with Research Analytics in the Summer of 2015. She received her Bachelor degree from Beijing Normal University (China) in 2010 and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Education Policy Studies through the School of Education.
She has extensive experience in conducting analyses in SPSS, STATA and SAS. Current statistical interests include multilevel analysis, longitudinal analysis, and social network modeling.

Wenjuan has consulting hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 9-12. To schedule an appointment, please email researchanalytics@iu.edu.

Wenjuan

 

Biostatistics Consulting Center

T, W 9am-noon & By Appointment

 

Stephanie Dickinson
Biostatistics Consulting Center

Stephanie received a Master’s of Applied Statistics degree from The Ohio State University in 2001, and worked as a Senior Consultant at OSU's Center for Biostatistics after graduation. After a short time in Washington DC doing biostatistics consulting with Statistics Collaborative, she moved to Indiana University, where she worked at the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center (ISCC) for eight years. In Fall 2015, she returned to a focus on biostatistics by transitioning to the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, where she consults on any health-related research at IU and helps coordinate collaborations with Epi-Bio faculty. See www.indiana.edu/~biostats.

Stephanie has consulting hours in the SSRC on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 9-12 and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email sd3@indiana.edu.

Stephanie Dickinson

 

Yongjia (YJ) Pu
Biostatistics Consulting Center

YJ received a Master degree of Biostatistics from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015, then she joined the Biostatistics Consulting Center in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health of IU in September, 2015 where she works as biostatistician. Her specialties include data manipulating, longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, ANOVA, also she can provide consulting service to any health-related research towards IU or Non-IU faculty and students.

YJ has consulting hours in the SSRC by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email ypu@indiana.edu or go to www.indiana.edu/~biostats.

Yongjia Pu

 

Center for Survey Research

Tuesdays, 10 - noon

 

Erin Ables
Center for Survey Research

Erin Ables is a Study Director at the Center for Survey Research (CSR) and has over 14 years of experience in research management, statistical analysis, and survey design. She holds an MA in Psychological and Brain Sciences from Indiana University and a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago. Erin has worked in a variety of fields, including public health, education, government, and psychology. Her research interests include quantitative methodology, mental health, and wellness.

SSRC consulting schedule: March 21st and by appointment. To schedule an appointment with Erin at the SSRC, please email her at eables@indiana.edu.

Erin Ables

 

Reya Calistes
Center for Survey Research

Reya Calistes leads the Research Project Management Services unit within the Center for Survey Research (CSR). In her role, she oversees the CSR study directors to deliver on CSR’s high quality standards in a cost-effective manner, whilst providing consultative leadership and guidance on research studies. Reya has 10 years of research and project management experience, specifically in institutional research and marketing research, and has worked with clients from different industries, including higher education, financial and insurance, and non-profit organizations. Her interests lie in social media-driven research, brand awareness and perception tracking, and predictive modeling and analysis using Big Data. Reya holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and a BA in Mathematics and Physics from Smith College.

SSRC consulting schedule: January 10th, February 21st, April 4th and by appointment. To schedule an appointment with Reya at the SSRC, please email her at rcaliste@indiana.edu.

Reya Calistes

 

Alycia Cameron
Center for Survey Research

Alycia Cameron is a Study Director at the Center for Survey Research (CSR) has been with the CSR since 2009. She also has experience in the data processing and technology units for the Center. Her BA is in Political Science from Wisconsin Lutheran College and she has a strong interest in questionnaire design. She received the inaugural AASRO John Tarnai Memorial Scholarship in 2013 for promoting and producing quality survey data and has presented research on email campaign timing at MAPOR.

SSRC consulting schedule: To schedule an appointment with Alycia at the SSRC, please email her at ahcamero@indiana.edu.

Alycia Cameron

 

Ashley Clark
Center for Survey Research

Ashley Clark is a senior research methodologist, clinical assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Director of the Center for Survey Research (CSR) who has been conducting surveys, qualitative research, and methodological studies for nearly 20 years. Ashley has experience directing and implementing proposal development and budgeting, sampling, questionnaire design, data collection, data processing, and data analysis for a wide range of surveys and has also developed and implemented focus group and qualitative data collection projects at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, and Indiana University. She has a Master’s degree in survey methodology from the University of Maryland and is currently completing her PhD in survey methodology from the University of Michigan.

SSRC consulting schedule: by appointment. To schedule an appointment with Ashley, please email her at afbowers@indiana.edu.

Ashley Bowers

 

Stacey Giroux
Center for Survey Research


Stacey Giroux is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Center for Survey Research (CSR) and The Ostrom Workshop. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Florida, with an emphasis in research methods. She has a wide range of experience developing and carrying out research projects that use both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her research interests include mixed methods research, survey nonresponse, social network analysis, food security, food habits, and obesity.

SSRC consulting schedule: January 17th, January 31st, April 11th and by appointment. To schedule an appointment with Stacey at the SSRC, please email her at sagiroux@indiana.edu.

Stacey Giroux

 

John Kennedy
Center for Survey Research

John M. Kennedy is the senior research director of the Indiana University Center for Survey Research. He directed the Center from 1987 through 2011. He is also an adjunct professor of sociology and teaches a graduate class in survey design. Dr. Kennedy chairs the Indiana University Bloomington Human Subjects Committee and has served on numerous NIH review panels on the ethics of human research. He is the founding editor of Survey Practice sponsored by the American Association for Public Opinion Research. In 2012, he received the Achievement Award from the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations.

SSRC consulting schedule: January 24th, February 7th and by appointment. To schedule an appointment with John, please email him at kennedyj@indiana.edu

John Kennedy

 

Heather Terhune Marti
Center for Survey Research

Heather Terhune Marti is a Study Director at the Center for Survey Research. She has over 20 years of research experience which includes data collection, project management, questionnaire design and research project design. She also has a great deal of experience using Qualtrics to design and administer surveys.

SSRC consulting schedule: By appointment only. To schedule an appointment with Heather at the SSRC, please email her at hterhune@indiana.edu.

Heather Terhune Marti

 

Erica Moore
Center for Survey Research

Erica Moore is Associate Director of the Research Data Management Services Unit, within the Center for Survey Research (CSR), which manages mail surveys, scanning, survey testing, and process improvement for the Center. She also serves as a Study Director for CSR and has 14 years of survey research experience working with a wide-range of clients in the areas of philanthropy, public health, higher education, technology, and science. Erica is interested in questionnaire design and research involving experiments with recruitment materials. She also enjoys improving processes and training methods.

SSRC consulting schedule: March 7th, March 28th, April 18th and by appointment. To schedule an appointment with Erica at the SSRC, please email her at ehammer@indiana.edu.

Erica Moore

 

Lilian Yahng
Center for Survey Research


Lilian Yahng is the Director of R&D and Research Lab at the Center for Survey Research (CSR) and has extensive experience designing survey research projects for both academic and non-academic clients. Her research interests include questionnaire design, sample design, reliability and validity of measures, multimodal design, and survey nonresponse and other error.

SSRC consulting schedule: February 14th, February 28th, April 25th and by appointment. To schedule an appointment with Lilian at the SSRC, please email her at lyahng@indiana.edu.

Lilian Yahng

 

Data Science Consulting

Wednesdays 9am-noon

 

Dipanwita Mallick

Hi, I am Dipanwita Mallick. I am a graduate student majoring in Data Science. I worked for Cognizant Technology Solutions for 3.5 years before joining Indiana University as graduate student. My expertise lies in the field of Operations Management, called BPM(Business Process Management) that focuses on improving corporate performance by managing and optimizing a company’s business processes with the use of information technology. When I first came to know about Big Data and Data Science, I found it very exciting and eventually I came to wonder, what exactly is it that is so fulfilling about working as a data scientist?

My first project was Indiana University Campus Bus Transport System where I and my team performed computational experiments using real data. We implemented optimization techniques in R to determine optimized route with increased bus utilization and reduction in transportation time. Later I worked on projects like Syntactic and Semantic Analysis of Sentiment. My interest for data grew and I started exploring and analyzing a lot of datasets. I also have an experience of geospatial data analysis in Centre for Geospatial Data Analysis, Indiana Geological Survey where I performed GIS analysis, geo-referencing and digitizing. I also served as an Associate Instructor for courses like “Mathematical Foundation of Informatics” and “Information Representation”.

I am always looking for opportunities through which I can broaden my knowledge and to be able to work for Social Science Research Commons is the best thing that can have ever happened to me. I feel honored and excited to be a part of Social Science Research Commons and will give my best to it in every way I can.

Dipanwita has consulting hours on Wednesdays from 9-12. To schedule an appointment, please email dmallick@umail.iu.edu.

Dipanwita Mallick

 

Kuntal Maiti

I am Kuntal, an engineer with professional experience in an IT industry of 4.5 years as a Software Engineer. I am an international graduate student pursuing my masters in Data Science offered by the Department of Informatics and Computing in Indiana University, Bloomington. I have 4.5 years work experience in programming/coding and project management in a reputed Indian IT firm (Cognizant Technology Solutions).

I have professional working experience in C and Python programming and in databases where I have worked in T-SQL working with SQL Server, MySQL, Access extensively doing data analysis and data management. I have been assigned in roles of developer as well as of a tester where I performed tasks in every stage of software development from initial design to aftercare.

Everything now-a-days is data driven and soon this data will reach such a proportion that it will not be able to manage it if not analysed, stored and mined properly. I was motivated seeing what fantastic work we can do using data and how mining, classifying and analysis innovatively can extract useful information. This I think is the need of the hour and this only got be interested to do masters in data science.

During these 3 semesters of graduate study in Data Science, I have done some fascinating and challenging projects in Data Mining, Database Design, Sentiment Analysis, Machine Learning and have knowledge in algorithms, statistics, machine learning, data mining, web designing etc. I am also the Lead Associate Instructor of an undergraduate course which mainly deals with databases, PHP, data representation etc. I have also worked as a Geo-Spatial Data Analyst for Indiana Geological Survey where I created and worked in databases extensively.

In my short professional career of 4.5 years in Cognizant Technology Solutions I worked for international clients ING IM and Citi Bank. I have been awarded “The Rising Star” in 2013 and was also an active member of the “Best Project” team in 2011. I was also rated an “Exceeds All Expectations” employee of the company in 2014.

I am really excited to work in this position and be able to learn and perform some exciting tasks which will enable me to achieve new professional heights. I guarantee that I will try my best and give my full efforts to provide optimal solutions for your problems.

To schedule an appointment, please email kmaiti@indiana.edu or kuntal.maiti@gmail.com.

Kuntal Maiti

 

 

 

IU Libraries

by appointment

 

Nicholas Wyant
IU Libraries

Nicholas Wyant is the Social Sciences librarian at the
Herman B Wells library, reporting to the departments
of Criminal Justice, Economics, Gender Studies,
Political Science, and Social Work. His degrees include
a B.A. in Political Science (2004), MA in U.S. History
(2007), and an MLS (2008). Nicholas' main research interests include the information-seeking behaviors of researchers, digital literacy, stratification, and methods of research.

To schedule an appointment with Nicholas, please email him at nnwyant@indiana.edu.

 

Nicholas Wyant

Proposal Development Services

by appointment

OVPR's Proposal Development Services enhances the capacity of the IU Bloomington academic community to engage in research. PDS supports individuals and teams by supplementing existing campus and departmental resources throughout the grant development process. For more information on PDS' services, please visit their website.

To schedule an appointment with a PDS team member, please email them at ovprhelp@indiana.edu.