FAQs

How do I know if I need your services?

If you have a business or organizational problem that you don’t know how to solve or you suspect that you need to do a survey, you might need our services.  The best way to know for sure is to ask for a free consultation.

We think we need to do a survey but we’re not sure how to get started.  Can you help?

Yes. We offer advice to survey experts, guidance to those with moderate survey experience, and full research services for those with little survey experience.  In either case, make an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your needs.

What kinds of proposals do you review?

We review proposals for funding research or programs.  We have broad experience working in the areas of public health, cancer prevention, social welfare, animal welfare, education, small business development, organizational development, career development, business services, advocacy, pay equality, social justice, and race/gender issues and diversity.

Do you provide statistical services to doctoral candidates?

Yes, with written approval of the adviser or dissertation committee.

Do you help with high school or master’s degree projects?

Yes, with approval of the teacher or professor.  We provide statistical instruction services through My Neighborhood Tutor.  E-mail us MyNeighborhoodTutor@aol.com and describe your project.

Do you have a non-profit rate?

Yes, for registered 501 c(3) and c(4) organizations with long-term projects.

My project is not yet funded (i.e., unfunded), so I can’t pay you to review my grant or to advice on statistical matters.  Can we write you into the grant in exchange for your statistical services?

We’re UNIQUELY able to advise those who are developing proposals. We use a Mutual Aid Network to bring an end to a long-standing problem–obtaining pre-award statistical advice that respects grant award rules and expert contributions of statisticians.  Currently, we use the Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE).  With free registration, BACE member can request grant review services in exchange for time credit (i.e., no dollar cost).  Yes, we’re progressive and you can be, too!  Contact us for more information.

I just have a quick question, it’ll just take a minute, can I get an answer without going through the free consultation process?

Probably not.  You can contact us with your question and if we can answer it without reading background information to your study/project and without asking clarifying questions, then you just got yourself some free advice.  If we have to read an article or document or ask you clarifying questions, then your question is not “quick”, and you’ll need to make an appointment for a free consultation. (And yes, quick questions exist:  My calculations indicate that my sample size should be 90.3 people.  Should I obtain 90 or 91 people for my sample? Answer: 91 people.)

What are some typical rates?

The hourly rate for document review varies by the complexity of the request and starts at $75/hour. Statistical advice starts $100/hour, and we recommend this if your question can be answered in five hours or less; such advice typically includes a written report. Hourly rates for full service research services, including analysis and reporting, range from $65-$125 per hour and depend on the project complexity, duration, and other other factors. On-demand and rush orders can incur a 25-35% increase added to the standard hourly rate for the complexity of service requested. The above figures are not quotes for services; an estimate for services is provided after a free consultation.

What is the typical cost, from design to reporting, to do a simple, 15-question survey?

A “simple” 15 question survey typically costs $15,000-$25,000 and takes 3 to 6 months to implement and provide a written, analytic report (i.e., full service research services).  A survey with five questions costs $2500-$5000, typically. The above figures are not quotes for services.

Do you offer any discounts?

We offer a discounted hourly rate to non-profits. We offer pre-grant award proposal review in exchange for time credit for members of the BACE Timebank. We offer a project-based, international training program in reserach collaboration that provides US business leaders the opportunity to work with early career statistics professionals in Afrian. While the program offers a sharp discount over traditional fee for services, the focus of the program is on training and it does not undertake on-demand projects or projects with strict timelines due to lack of electrical and technological structure.

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