The services we provide include, but are not necessarily limited to:
After we receive your request for a consultation, you will generally be contacted by email or phone within 1-3 business days (if you don’t, please feel free to send a follow-up email to firstname.lastname@example.org). If your request falls within the scope of BCC services, we may do one or more of the following depending on its complexity:
If the request is outside the scope of the center or if current staffing has insufficient expertise in the requested area, we will decline the consultation. If possible we will try to refer you to someone else on campus who might be able to help.
Ideally prior to the initial meeting, please provide us with as much information as you can regarding your project. Much of this should be given when you fill out the service request form. If you have preliminary ideas on how you will collect data, it is useful for us to hear about those before the meeting. Or if you already have data, it can also be useful for us to have seen that prior to the initial meeting (please make sure to remove personal identifiers before sending it to us).
At the initial meeting, our goals will be to identify your research goals and the ways in which we can help you meet them. It will help if you are prepared to:
Most importantly, please feel free to ask a lot of questions! If you don’t understand something, please ask. We will do the same of you. We are not experts in your field, so we may need to ask you several questions in order to understand the project.
We will certainly do that by request. We can set up another face-to-face meeting (or phone conference) to go over the results. We can also answer questions by email.
Sometimes after you have a chance to think about the analysis and results, you may find that you have additional questions or you would like additional analyses. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions. All of the faculty members who work in the BCC are also teachers, so we are used to answering such questions, and we really enjoy this "teaching" aspect of the consultation process. Please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help.