To me, research is always about phrasing questions clearly, and answering them as directly and honestly as possible.  It’s just the method that changes from project to project.

Sometimes new field data and entirely formal statistical approaches are necessary, and I’m glad my statistical work has been published in peer-reviewed journals.  But I’m just as proud of my work as a reporter and writer, where the skill is getting off the computer and talking to people.

Statistical programming languages:

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R: 2 years experience, including packages base, dplyr, ggplot2, metafor, more (ask)
SPSS: 10 years experience, too many projects to mention.

A sample of my skills, with example projects.

Meta-analysis (a formal statistical summary of prior studies).  See my analysis of the price premium for green certified homes, in this MS currently under review.

Simple experimental design. See my paired-samples analysis design, used to study the financial value of accessory dwelling units, in Appraisal Journal.
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Survey interpretation.  See my analysis of the social and environmental effects of ADUs, in this report for the Oregon DEQ.
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Long term data management. See my study of natural recovery after a forest fire, in a PNW Research Station Research Paper.
Traditional scientific literature review.  See my critique (with GG Parker) of the concept of forest canopy stratification, in American Naturalist.
photo of pencil on form by Ryan McGilchrist (Creative Commons)
Quantitative survey design. See my work with scientific marketing firm The Linus Group on the purchasing preferences of working scientists.  The Linus Report.
photo of self-storage unit doors, by Mike Mozart (Creative Commons)
Journalism and reporting. See my investigation of the self-storage industry, for Alternet.