Comprehensive Consulting for PhD Candidates
Precision Consulting is widely considered to be the premier consulting firm for PhD candidates seeking dissertation help. Doctoral candidates frequently cite these reasons for choosing to work with us:
Psychology, and psychometrics in particular, is our most common and most widely utilized area of expertise. Not only are we familiar with most of the instruments that have been developed over the past few decades (such as Beck Depression Inventory and Child Behavior Checklist), but we have also developed original instruments and conducted validity and reliability testing. We use Cronbach’s alpha to test for internal consistency along with exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, correlations, and Chi-squared tests to assess test-retest reliability, construct, and criterion validity. Some of the interesting areas of psychology that we’ve recently investigated in conjunction with our clients are:
Recently, nursing education has undergone a minor renaissance with the introduction of simulation based testing. As a result, we have developed an expertise in testing the effectiveness of simulation based exams. We have participated in the development of longitudinal studies to test the resulting success and effectiveness of nurses who graduated at the top of their classes from a core set of schools that used simulation based testing compared with those who used traditional oral and written exams. Beyond simulation based testing, we have also conducted research in the following areas:
For the past decade, education research has followed a number of interesting paths. Our experience in education based research and analysis has followed the progression of bullying-related studies, the effectiveness and policy change affects that resulted from NCLB, and the psychological and scholastic impact of the news of school shootings both within-district and across districts in the United States. The introduction and adoption of smartphones and the widespread availability of tablets and laptops has also changed the landscape of education across all age groups, but especially with respect to elementary and middle-school children. Students’ as young as 7 and 8 years old have started bringing their technology to school, which has increased the threat of cyberbullying along with forcing teachers and administrations to adjust. The following topics are just a select few among the various areas that we’ve researched in the field of education:
Among the variety of areas of study that we assist with in the business and leadership arena, the two key areas have been implementing management techniques in new areas (such as Six Sigma being applied in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries) and the implementation of Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Styles research among various industries and levels of management. Administration effectiveness, profitability, and margin analysis have also continued to be key areas of research where our clients focus on one or two areas for comparison (such as the UK and continental Europe). Banking studies have also, of course, been disproportionately frequent in the wake of the recent financial crisis. The same can be said for risk management operational effectiveness studies with respect to leadership factors. Some of the topics that we’ve helped research over the past 5-6 years have included:
In addition to the areas of Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Business, we also provide extensive assistance with a wide variety of specialized topics. These areas range from technical Engineering, mathematical, and statistical analyses to Music Theory and the application of the biographical information of the composer to the analysis of a given symphony. We also have a high degree of expertise in Economics, Econometrics, and Mathematical Finance topics and analyses. In addition to these areas of expertise, we also have a very flexible and highly intelligent team so please also feel free to contact us with your topic even if it isn’t explicitly noted above.
On this page, we will cover an introduction into our experience working with PhD candidates, and precisely what our service entails.
Our Experience Working With PhD Candidates
The recent proliferation of online Universities offering PhD degrees (such as NCU, Capella, UoP, etc) has led to the situation of students often being ill-prepared to complete the dissertation process without seeking outside assistance from a dissertation consultant who is familiar with the specific processes followed at these schools. Since expanding our client base to include PhD candidates, we have helped these students save thousands of dollars in tuition, while graduating months earlier than their peers. Offering dissertation help to PhD candidates is now one of the top priorities of our firm.
When we decided to begin offering dissertation help to graduate students, we carefully researched the services being offered by other dissertation consultants and statisticians. We realized that many less-qualified firms had now entered the dissertation help industry, but for the most part, they aren't qualified or able to do the required work.
Another large problem needed to be addressed: Almost all of these other consultants merely 'advise' on the statistics for dissertations. For most students requiring assistance with their dissertation, this is not sufficient. If you choose to work with us, we will assist you at the level of participation that you or your committee suggests is necessary. As an example, consider a doctoral candidate with a near-approved proposal, who approaches us for help in getting it approved. For that student, our work would include selecting the most appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods to use (and not merely the easiest ones, which many other consultants do), addressing sample size requirements and the means of sampling, and then assisting with the creation of the methodology section (chapter 3) in APA format. We would of course also do an APA and grammar edit of the entire proposal. Upon approval from your committee, we then conduct the data analysis and assist in the creation of a draft of your results (chapter 4). Each of these steps usually takes no more than 5 days, and any/all modifications required by your committee at any point in the future are included in our fee. Afterward, we prep you for defense and peer review until you are fully prepared. Since the IRB requires a large degree of care with the handling of collected data, we of course ensure complete confidentiality.
Over the years, Precision Consulting has helped over 4000 students with their dissertation, in various disciplines including education, psychology, finance, and many others.
Precisely What Our Service Entails
We work with students at all stages of the dissertation process, from those in the earliest stages (deciding what topic to study) to those in the latter stages (only needing their data analyzed and their chapter 4 completed). The following list contains what we will do for you at each stage of the process. For specific information on the process of working with us at various stages, you can also go to the appropriate section via the menu on the left of this page.
Here is how we can help you with your dissertation if you have an approved topic and your literature review is completed, which is a common starting point for our clients:
If you already have a completed/approved proposal and are ready for quantitative and qualitative data analysis, we would ordinarily proceed as follows:
We understand the importance and necessity of confidentiality, and provide all of our prospective clients with a Non-Disclosure Agreement immediately upon contact. This ensures you that your research will not be shared with any third parties, and your consultation with us is completely confidential.
Samples of Our WorkSample of a Methodology Suggestions Document
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"We consider ourselves to be teachers and not doers, and truly enjoy the feeling of helping a doctoral candidate through the dissertation process"