Life Span Insitute - Research Design and Analysis

The Research Design and Analysis (RDA) Unit provides data analytic resources and collaborative services to associated investigators with the goal of enhancing the validity, rigor, and impact of their research. The unit provides research design consultation to investigators regarding hypothesis development, study design, sample size determination and appropriate measurement techniques during research proposal development.

The RDA unit’s statisticians assist researchers in conducting advanced statistical analyses and disseminating the results of these analyses.

The unit’s data management activities include database design, data-collection instrument design, automated data collection and scoring of instruments, data tracking procedures, and data validation/quality control. The unit offers data storage, access, security, and confidentiality.

Graphic design services include poster design and printing, and custom graphic development for both print and electronic publishing.

RDA employs three Ph.D.-level statisticians who conduct advanced analyses such as hierarchical linear modeling, structural equation modeling and time series analysis. The full time database manager and graphic designer offer extensive professional experience to develop the best solutions for your data and research needs.

Initial requests for service

All initial requests for services are made through the RDA Coordinator, Kandace Fleming at or 785 864-0742.

List of Services

Statistical Analyses and Consultation
Research Design and Analysis sections for Grant Proposals

Scientific Posters and Presentations
Graphic for Print and Web

Data Management, Validation and Maintenance
Custom Data Collection Instruments and Automated Data Collection


Lesa Hoffman, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
phone (785) 864-0638
e-mail lesa@ku.ed

Kandace Fleming, Ph.D.
phone (785) 864-0742

Rebecca Swinburne Romine, Ph.D.
Statistics Specialist
phone 785-864-0560

Lisa Hallberg
Systems Analyst
phone (785) 864-0559

Chris Lorenzen
Communications Coordinator

phone 785-864-4680

Lisa Love
Administrative Associate
phone (785) 864-0558


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