SSRI offers one-on-one advice to support Duke students and faculty in planning and conducting their research and works to help faculty connect with collaborators and identify opportunities to secure funding to advance their research. Please fill out this form to request an appointment.
Research originates with a great question or idea, yet requires much more–such as testable hypotheses, useful data, coded interviews, statistical or spatial software, and the ability to interpret and disseminate findings.
Getting from great idea to feasible project can require dodging pitfalls, particularly for the novice researcher or for collaborative teams that apply a new method or tool.
SSRI is here to help! Our Connection Bar offers a consulting service staffed by advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and SSRI research staff. This team is available by appointment to consult on all stages of the research process. Team members can offer quick advice on such topics as:
- Model development and hypothesis specification
- Duke data resources
- Crafting and conducting surveys and interviews
- Qualtrics survey software
- Common statistical procedures, such as frequencies, crosstabs, OLS and logistic regression
- Common statistical software, including R, SPSS, Stata and SAS
- Content analysis, ethnography and coding of textual information
- NVivo qualitative software
They can also help Duke scholars connect with more specialized expertise when needed.