Research Design and Statistics Core

Research Design and Statistics Core

The Research Design and Statistics Core Team at Duke University School of NursingThe Research Design and Statistics Core:

  • Conducts methodological studies applicable to social, behavioral and health care research.
  • Provides statistical support for DUSON’s research through collaborating and consulting activities with faculty members, postdocs and graduate students.
  • Teaches graduate courses on research methods and statistics.

Evidence-based practice has become a common practice in health care, and evidence has to be revealed through data analysis. Our core can help DUSON’s research community:

  • Identify and develop appropriate analysis techniques.
  • Further inform DUSON researchers with advanced statistical methods for them to continue to foster innovative research so as to move DUSON’s research forward.
Statistical Collaboration and Consultation

Collaboration implies that statisticians and clients work together to make decisions regarding the design of studies, the collection and analysis of data and the presentation and dissemination of research findings. If you need statistical collaboration, please read the general guidelines and submit a statistical support request (accessed through CNR Research Tools).

Consultation implies that statisticians provide methodological and statistical advice and guidance to clients interested in making decisions regarding the design of studies, the collection and analysis of data and the presentation and dissemination of research findings. If you need statistical consultation, please attend a statistics lab session.

Research Design and Statistics Lab

The Research Design and Statistics Lab provides walk-in, ad hoc consultation related to research design and statistical analysis for DUSON faculty, students, postdocs and DUHS nurses for their research with regard to the following needs:

  • Questionnaire design
  • Measurement validation
  • Database design
  • Data management
  • Data analysis
  • Statistical software coding

The Lab is located in the Pearson Building, Room 3143. The hours are Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome.

Core Activities
  • Methodological Research

    • Moderation and mediation

    • Survival analysis on competing risks data

    • Aging and longitudinal modeling

    • Psychometrics

    • Causal inference

    • Propensity score analysis

    • Dynamic Treatment Regime and SMART design

  • Statistical Support

    • Grant proposal preparation

    • Research design

    • Questionnaire construction

    • Measurement validation

    • Data analysis plan

    • Power analysis and sample size determination

    • Data management

    • Data analysis and statistical modeling

    • Manuscript preparation

  • Training & Education

    • PhD Program

      • N915 Measurement & Theory Practice

      • N911 Statistical Methods & Data Analysis

      • N903 General Linear Models

      • N904 Categorical Data Analysis

      • N905 Longitudinal Method & Analysis

      • N9XX Special Topics

    • DNP Program

      • N966 Quantitative Evaluation

    • MSN Program

      • Nurse as Scholar I

    • SAS workshops

  • Publications and presentations 

Research Design & Statistics Core Faculty & Staff
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