Methodology & Statistics

What is the SHP Methodology and Statistics Support Team?

The SHP Methodology and Statistics Support Team (MSST) is part of the SHP Office of Research. Our purpose is to help SHP faculty plan, develop, and carry out research. We also provide support to “get the word out” (i.e., scholarly publications, professional presentations).

If it involves turning your great idea into a scholarly publication we can either help you or hook you up with someone who can (e.g., Office of Faculty Development or SHP grant support resources).

How can we help you?

You come to us with a good idea and we can offer a range of support services, including:

  • Data analysis plan development
  • Study design development
  • Power analysis
  • Feedback on draft proposal
  • Protocol development
  • Troubleshooting feedback
  • Support for modifications & continuing reviews
  • Statistical planning
  • Database design & development
  • Data cleaning
  • Data analysis
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Summary & interpretation of statistical results
  • Development of data collection forms
  • Survey design support
  • Development of online survey

Do you have some research need that isn’t listed above? Reach out and we will do our best to connect you with someone who can help.

Who do you contact to get help?

First, we need to know some basics about your research idea and where you are at in the process. There are two ways to reach out to us to set up an initial consultation:

  1. Contact us via our MSST Help intake form at SHP_MSST_HELP. We will ask you a few questions about your project idea and needs and then get back with you to schedule a meeting.
  2. Contact Scott Parrott at to set up an initial consultation meeting.