Hourly Consulting

Get as much statistical support as you need to complete your research project efficiently, accurately, and without the frustration of going it alone.

What You Get

1. Consulting can be in the form of web meetings, phone or Skype calls, or emails. Most people take advantage of our web meeting capabilities, which allow you and your consultant to talk over the phone or through computer speaker/mics, while viewing one of your computer screens. (And you can switch whose screen is visible).

2. Web Meeting Recordings: These meetings are recorded (with screenshots) for you to download and review as many times as you like.

3. A private password-protected account on our GDE.training Area. Our basecamp is a web-based location for storing files, sending messages, and keeping track of your hours used. It is where we will put your consultation recordings, any programs we write, or output we create.

You can use it to securely share with us your data, research proposal, or anything else that will help us understand your research. It keeps your entire project with us in one organized place.

How it Works

Step 1: Download a copy of our Policies and Procedures for Hourly Consulting Clients and complete the New Client Questionnaire. Fill out the questionnaire and email it back to us. We’ll use the information you provide to set up your secure Basecamp Project and to suggest a consultant to work with you whose availability and expertise best matches your project’s needs. If you’d like, we’ll verify that we can help you out before you purchase.

Step 2: Purchase a block of consulting using the button below. You will have one year from the date of purchase to use your time. There are no refunds given for unused hours.

Step 3: We’ll get started, often with an initial meeting to go over the details. Your Basecamp project has information for scheduling an appointment and using our online meetings. You can also upload data and send background information.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with one of our consultants before purchasing, please feel free to email or call us.

Payment Details and Pricing

Billable in 15-minute increments at your consultant’s hourly rate*. Most people use the retainer entirely for meetings, but if you need us to review syntax, help you set up a data set, or give you feedback on a proposal, that’s fine too. We’ll just keep track of your time.

The retainer can be charged to a credit card or PayPal with our secure shopping cart by clicking the button below. If your grant or department requires you to pay by check or receive invoices, just contact us to get set up.

Consulting time includes any time your consultant spends on your questions, including meeting time, emails, and researching answers. Quick emails that take fewer than 5 minutes to answer will not be billed.

Hourly Retainer: Click here to purchase

*Our Consultant’s Hourly Consulting Rates:

Audrey Schnell: $100 introductory rate

Karen Grace-Martin: $140