Clarification of research question, identification of outcomes, confounding variables management, sample size requirements (power analysis); advantages/disadvantages of collection methodology.
Ethics and Grant Applications
Feedback on clarity of aims, statistical analysis proposed, power calculations, advice.
Data Collection Layout
Data Conversion for Statistical Package Use
Writing code to read files, file conversion from one file format to another.
Data Set Preparation
Reshaping data from wide to long format, merging data sets, data checking and issue identification, creation of new more efficient variables.
Analysis and Feedback
Analysis of data, assisting with interpretation, software tuition.
Assist with interpretation of results, client review, manuscript preparation including statistical methods, formulations tables/graphs.
Review and edit manuscripts.
Consultation and advice on research project design and analysis.
Custom designed workshops for your team (fees apply).
In return for free statistical support, it is expected the statistician will be offered co-authorship on the paper and their affiliation with the RPH Research Foundation reported.
Assistance with study design, sample size calculations and analysis plans for grant applications will be provided free of charge. It is a requirement of free support that any grant application submitted for a project includes a statistical budget when permitted in the application (see eligibility criteria).
The following eligibility criteria apply:
1. Research Focus
- Data must have a research focus.
Note: QA or compliance monitoring projects will not qualify without a substantial research component such as the evaluation of an intervention in a designed study.
2. Data Source
- Data must be sourced from within East Metropolitian Health Service (EMHS) or 50 Murray St.
Note: A process will be established to facilitate consideration of projects where data are sourced from another location e.g. a national database, where the principle investigator is based within EMHS or 50 Murray St.
- The principle investigator must be based within EMHS or at 50 Murray St.
- Supervisor(s) of Advanced Trainees and PhD students must be located within EMHS or at 50 Murray St.
- PhD students must also be based within EMHS or at 50 Murray St.
4. Grant applications
- Submitted applications must include a statistical budget (where permitted)
Note: Free support is not conditional on a successful grant. Researchers awarded grants will be required to transfer the statistical budget to the Foundation in exchange for statistical support. Using statistical support as “in kind” in a grant application must be approved by the Foundation (please contact our Research Grants Department)
- MD student research projects will not qualify for free support.