Mission and Goals

The mission of the Center for Research Design and Analysis is to elevate the quality and quantity of student and faculty research at Texas Woman’s University.

CRDA staff work to meet this mission through a variety of services designed to increase faculty and students’ knowledge about the research process and data analysis for both qualitative and quantitative studies. Developing the education and development of the faculty with respect to research skills enhances the ability of faculty to mentor students and models the essential value of lifelong learning. 


Services provided by the CRDA include:

Individual meetings with graduate students and their advisors to design research with appropriate rigor and complexity, along with a data collection plan. Initial shared meetings are required to facilitate clear communication between the student, their advisor, and the CRDA analyst.

Monthly cohort training for graduate students on foundational concepts for data analysis that aligns with the selected research design.

Workshops and classes to promote appropriate rigor in studies conducted by TWU faculty and students.

Assistance for faculty in preparing peer reviewed publications and presentations, specifically in data analysis and data presentation.  

Assistance for faculty and students in preparation of highly competitive grant proposals.


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