Come SKYPE With Us!
Not everyone knows that the Graduate Center for Research and Retention provides statistical consultation to graduate students conducting research for the dissertation and thesis. But those who do have been very pleased with this valuable service and have referred their own colleagues to us for assistance with statistical analysis. Haolai (Lincoln) Jiang, our statistical consultant, is currently working on his Ph.D. in statistics here at WMU and lends steadfast support to an ever-growing population of WMU graduate students and their faculty advisors.
Here is what one graduate student has to say:
"As a doctoral candidate working on my dissertation while concurrently completing an advanced clinical fellowship in Maine, I was initially hesitant about receiving long-distance consultation. I had concerns that communicating from afar would pose some logistical challenges. However, I have been more than pleased with the consultation Lincoln has provided, as his quick and thorough responses have helped guide my statistical analyses. The questions Lincoln has assisted me with have ranged from simple SPSS inquiries to more complicated analysis concerns. I feel confident that, even from a distance, I am able to get my questions answered in a timely manner. I genuinely appreciate the statistical consultation the Graduate College offers and encourage all researchers to utilize this service."
Kristin Gillen, M.A.
Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Western Michigan University
We have improved our services even more by adding SKYPE to our repertoire of services. Students can now interact in real time with Lincoln over the Internet. This is a boon to students who either live at a distance from WMU, such as those in Extended University Programs, or who, like Kristin Gillen, are completing internships at remote locations across the nation. SKYPE lends immediacy to interactions and creates a one-on-one personalized working environment.
If you are interested in a preliminary consultation to jumpstart your research or have collected data and are in the process of conducting analysis, consider Lincoln as one of your best resources.
For more information about how to get started, contact Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research and Retention, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 387. 8249.
We look forward to working with you!
Doctoral Associate Haolai (Lincoln) Jiang