ORS Research Design & Data Analysis Lab Consultants

Office of Research and Scholarship


Ashleigh Day, Ph.D.
College of Arts & Sciences

Qualitative Research Consultant 
Phone: 903.566.7095
Email: aday@uttyler.edu
Office: CAS 229

My research interests center around applied communication regarding crisis, risk, and health contexts. I frequently ask research questions from a critical interpretivist perspective; however, I also find social scientific perspectives useful and applicable to certain research contexts. I approach research by focusing on pragmatic questions, readily employing qualitative designs. and, sometimes, mixed-method designs.

Regarding qualitative approaches, I can offer consulting for:

  • Research questions
  • General research design
  • Interview guides
  • Interview protocol
  • Interviewing
  • Qualitative content analysis
  • Using multiple forms of data collection (e.g., participant observation, interviews, follow-up interviews)
  • Data analysis, such as the iterative approach to qualitative data analysis, etc.
  • Data saturation
  • The utility of ATLAS.ti analysis software
  • Illuminating your findings

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Premananda Indic, Ph.D.
College of Engineering

Machine Learning Consultant
Phone: N/A
Email: pindic@uttyler.edu
Office: RBN 2010 

My research experiences are in the area of advanced biomedical signal processing, time series analysis, biomathematical modeling and machine learning. The primary focus of my research is to identify precursors of life-threatening events from the physiological signals and develop algorithms for the anticipation of life-threatening events.

Regarding machine learning analysis, I can offer consulting for:

  • Time series analysis
  • Analysis of biomedical signals
  • Development of mathematical models
  • Understanding physiological systems
  • Understanding latent variables
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Hypothesis generation
  • Research design methodology
  • Standard machine learning approaches

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Samantha Estrada  

Samantha Estrada Aguilera, Ph.D.
College of Education & Psychology

Quantitative Research Consultant
Phone: 903.566.6270
Email: sestrada@uttyler.edu
Office: BEP 254

My research focus is three-fold: a) applied research on statistics education, b) methodological research, c) collaboration research. Part of my research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning statistics at the undergraduate and graduate level. Specifically, I focus on teaching introductory statistics courses, and the concepts of statistical anxiety and self-efficacy in students. Currently, I am focusing on the adjunct instructors who teach the introductory courses in statistics. Further, I also focus on methodological research comparing the methodologies (qualitative or quantitative) for a given problem. Finally, my background is in methodology and statistics thus when collaborating with other researchers that is often the role I take in a project. 

Regarding quantitative analysis, I can offer consulting for:

  • Survey methodology
  • Research design methodology
  • Data management
  • Measurement (Rasch Analysis, Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Reliability)
  • Mixed Methods

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Rob Schumaker  

Robert P. Schumaker, Ph.D
Soules College of Business

Data Science Consultant 
Phone: N/A
Email: rschumaker@uttyler.edu
Office: COB 315.05

My research areas in data science deal with building predictive systems in the areas of finance (stock price prediction), sports (sports wagering prediction) and medicine (adverse drug event prediction).

Regarding data science approaches, I can offer consulting for:

  • Research methodology
  • Forming research questions
  • System design
  • Data collection
  • Data extraction, transformation and loading
  • Experimental design
  • Data analysis, quantitative
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Handling reviewers

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Katherine Stone  

Katherine Stone
Academic Affairs 

Qualtrics Consultant 
Phone: 903.565.5945
Email: kstone@uttyler.edu
Office: STE 380

My current research interests include managerial coaching, employee engagement, and student engagement. I am a doctoral candidate in the HRD Ph.D. program at UT Tyler, examining the predictive validity of a managerial coaching instrument. My interest in Qualtrics started in 2016 and has grown steadily the more I learn about and experience the platform. I am continuously impressed by Qualtrics' offerings and remain excited to share my knowledge and expertise with the UT Tyler community. I may not know the answer right away, but I know we can certainly figure it together!

Regarding qualtrics approaches, I can offer consulting for:

  • Survey Design
  • Survey Deployment and Data Collection
  • Reporting within Qualtrics
  • Data Analysis within Qualtrics

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