Consulting and Other Resources

Each academic year, QIPSR offers several introductory and intensive workshops to provide quality instruction on methods and software. It is our goal to offer these workshops to provide students and faculty members across the University of Kentucky with solid foundations to build upon as they progress with their research agendas. With these foundations made, we hope that those students and faculty members are then able to use other initiatives on campus in a productive and efficient way. Below is a working list of various initiatives across campus that offer focused assistance and consulting most research needs.

UK Mapshop
Do you conduct cultural, anthropological, policy, or political research for which you use a lot of geographic representations? Check out the UK Mapshop, within the Dept. of Geography, which is part of a broad mission to raise critical mapping capacities at UK. Directed by Dr. Matthew Wilson. Website:

UK Applied Statistics Laboratory (ASL)
Do you need a statistical consultation on dissertation research or for publication? Help with your data analysis? Help with statistical programming (e.g., SAS or R)? Help with a grant submission? Perhaps a guest lecture or workshop on one or more of these topics? Check out the UK Applied Statistics Laboratory (ASL) which exists to improve the breadth and quality of statistical support for scholarship across the University. Directed by Dr. Kristen McQuerry. Website:

Applied Psychometric Strategies Lab (APS Lab)
Do you need consultation on measurement and psychometric strategies in your research? Help with advanced structural equation models, IRT models, or a type of multilevel model? Help with Mplus software? Perhaps a guest lecture or workshop on one or more of these topics? Check out the Applied Psychometric Strategies (APS) Lab which conducts rsearch on psychometric problems encountered in research and shares developments in psychometrics to advance measurement in applied and research settings at UK. Directed by Dr. Michael Toland. Website:

Grant Writing
Many projects require some degree of funding to complete the research. This may relate to incentivized surveys, paid interviews, field study travel, expenditure on resources, and the list goes on.  There are a number of grant opportunities and resources to help with writing proposals available to us. Check out this comprehensive list of Grant Writing Resources, compiled by the University of Kentucky College of Social Work.