Research Design and Analysis Consulting (RDA)

The RDA provides 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 researchersĀ and graduate students for assistance with research that is not supported by external funding (e.g., grant, contract).
  • For research that is supported or conducted as part of a grant or contract, a fee of $75/hour will be charged.
  • 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 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, R, SAS, G*Power, LISREL, HLM and MPlus.

About RDA

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. Please be sure to include your Wayne State AccessID with any correspondence or communication. Funding for this service is provided by the Office of the Provost and Computing and Information Technology.

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To schedule an appointment, contact the RDA unit at 313-577-9992 or