Kathy Stansbury, PhD – Dissertation Consultant and Statisitican
Kathy Stansbury holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology, with special training in quantitative and statistical methodology and child psychopathology from UCLA. Kathy has worked as college professor for more than 20 years, and has published more than 15 peer-reviewed research papers. As a professor, Dr. Stansbury mentored many honors, masters, and doctoral students through the completion of their research projects, and worked with fellow professors and advanced students to publish research articles. Dr. Stansbury’s specialties include research methods and statistical analysis, and in explaining the strengths and limitations of the range of research designs, and is passionate about teaching clients how to design good tests of their hypotheses, and supporting them in doing so. Choosing the correct statistical test to answer a research question is often a key concern for doctoral students, and this is something that is important to Dr. Stansbury. Based on the needs of each client, she can provide statistical analysis services and tutorials in SPSS, and will provide annotations of output, explanations of results, and support in developing the presentation of the results in a thesis format so that the client can produce high quality methodology, results, and discussion sections. Dr. Stansbury has assisted students in many research fields including psychology, education, business, kinesiology, counseling, family studies, biology, and child development. She also finds it gratifying to assist students in sharpening their writing and critical thinking skills, in constructing strong hypotheses, and in structuring literature reviews. She likes to think of herself as a committed part of the client’s team, and believes that strong communication and a positive working relationship between client and consultant is the basis for steady progress and high quality outcomes.