Welcome to the Research Design and Analysis Unit. We provide assistance with the design of research projects and the statistical analysis of data. The service is available free of charge to Wayne State University faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students. The service is not available to undergraduate students.

Please note that our consultants do not analyze data for researchers.  Further, this service is not designed as a substitute for formal coursework on topics in research design and statistical analysis or for mentoring of graduate students by their thesis or dissertation advisors, and our consultants do not function as tutors or supplemental instructors for individuals enrolled in courses. Rather, the service is designed to augment a researcher's own education and training in research design and statistical analysis. We can suggest methodological and analytical approaches and provide guidance for addressing issues that arise in the research process. In addition, we can provide assistance in the use of statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, and LISREL.

The RDA unit is staffed by and housed in the Department of Psychology. The office is located at 5057 Woodward Ave, Room 8402.3. Consultation is available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the RDA unit by telephone at (313) 577-9992 or e-mail at RDAUnit@wayne.edu. For general inquiries regarding services offered by the RDA Unit, Dr. Sebastiano Fisicaro, the Director of the unit, can be reached at (313) 577-2812 or fisicaro@wayne.edu.

Funding for this service is provided by Computing and Information Technology, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Office of the Provost.

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