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BIOSTATISTICS

Need help analyzing complex data?

We provide statistical expertise for epidemiological, biomedical, and behavioral research projects. Our consultants can guide you through your analyses or conduct them for you. Written reports, including methodology and results sections, can be provided as well. Areas of expertise include:

  • Complex survey designsRequest Consultation UC Merced Biostatistics
  • Longitudinal data
  • “Big” data
  • Statistical software support, particularly for Stata, R and SAS
  • Fitting of statistical models
  • Interpreting, visualizing, and summarizing results

 


GRANT SUPPORT

Working on a research grant, but don’t have a data specialist?

We can provide the data support for your research grant applications. Please see the Rates and Policies page for further details on grant preparation support. We can assist with:

  • Specifying and refining the research hypothesesRequest Consultation UC Merced Biostatistics
  • Choosing the specific aims, study outcomes, and appropriate statistical methods
  • Reviewing the literature regarding relevant statistical methods
  • Performing sample size and power calculations
  • Writing statistical analysis plans for grants and IRB submissions
  • Providing letters of support to be submitted with the application
  • Responding to reviewer comments

 


STUDY DESIGN

Starting a new project, but not sure where to begin?

Come to us before starting your project to get help in designing your experiment or survey and planning your data collection and analysis. Our services will help guide you in:

  • Determining the appropriate sampling techniquesRequest Consultation UC Merced Biostatistics
  • Deciding whether an observational vs. experimental design is right for your project
  • Identifying the best data collection methods
  • Planning proper statistical analyses

 


DATA COLLECTION

Request Consultation UC Merced BiostatisticsNeed participants for your experiment? Want community feedback?

We can help you find study participants! The BDS Center provides access to various participant pools, including school and community directories. We can help you collect the data that you need to answer all of your research questions.

 


DATA SOURCING

Request_Consultation_UC_Merced_BiostatisticsHave a research question, but not sure where to find the right data?

Let us point you in the right direction. We can help you identify and navigate appropriate data sources, including local, state, and national databases.

 


DATA MANAGEMENT

Need help cleaning and handling your data?

Working with a large dataset for the first time? Let us help! We have experience in working with many different types of datasets and can guide clients in managing their data, including:

  • Cleaning of current datasets and the creation of new variablesRequest Consultation UC Merced Biostatistics
  • Designing efficient databases
  • Advising for data entry, such as format and structure of data records, variable coding, and treatment of missing data