Melva Turner, Ph.D., Capella University

I began my dissertation journey in January 2009 and after many revisions, my proposal was accepted by the Institutional Review Board in August 2010.  Once I completed my research, I made the decision to contact a statistician to assist with a quantitative analysis.  Prior to contacting The Dissertation Coach, I had contacted another company.  However, I was not completely satisfied after talking with the representative of the company.  Subsequently, I went online and searched for another statistician.  I was fortunate enough to find The Dissertation Coach.  After reading about the company, I decided to call and talked with Colleen Halliday-Boykins, Ph.D. with whom I immediately felt comfortable.  Once I e-mailed all the data and necessary forms, Colleen was very expeditious in performing the analysis and providing notes explaining the outcome.  I wrote Chapter 4, and sent it to ColIeen for her to critique as well because I did not want to prolong the dissertation any longer.  Needless to say, Chapter 4 took far less time for approval than the previous three chapters.  I signed the contract with The Dissertation Coach on November 11, 2010, and Chapter 4 was approved by my mentor on January 22, 2011, on the first review.  Without Colleen’s guidance, I would probably have gone through one or two more quarters trying to complete Chapter 4.  I will be forever grateful for the assistance from Dr. Collen Halliday-Boykins. The Dissertation Coach would be a valuable asset to anyone working on a dissertation.