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Research Design

A strong research design is critical for basic science, clinical and translational research. The involvement of experienced quantitative specialists in the development of a research project tends to significantly increase the quality of an investigation. Funding agencies and study sessions are focusing more on the research design of a proposed study to ensure the design is optimal. BQHS faculty and staff have research design expertise in the following areas:

  • Research feasibility discussion to establish testable research hypothesis
  • Sample size and statistical power determination
  • Data-instrument development, such as questionnaires
  • Data-coding protocols
  • Sampling procedures
  • Study design and statistical analysis plan development for grants

Note: To help increase the likelihood of obtaining extramural funding, BQHS faculty and staff need sufficient time to customize the research design and data analysis sections for your individual research proposal. We strongly recommend that you contact us as early as possible, at least several weeks before the submission deadline.


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