Quantitative Skills is a small consultancy aimed at supporting organizations and individuals doing research. We do this by giving methodological and statistical advice and by undertaking projects in part or whole. We have particular experience in supporting companies and government agencies working in health and social care. We are happy to provide statistical back-up for other (consultancy) companies working in research and data collection. Our company is supported by a broad range of external advisers in various areas of research and statistics. Advice is given in four broad areas:

Research support

  • Small one-off advice, from sample size calculation, data collection methods, complex data analysis to writing a report
  • Long term research and statistical support from planning projects to reporting the results
  • Second opinion in all stages of planning, conducting, analyzing, reporting and implementing research
  • Regular methodological and statistical advice on a "subscription" basis
  • Literature overviews and reviews
  • Data collection particularly by internet (passive and active)
  • Writing research reports and research based articles

Statistical Support

  • Statistical quality control
  • Data base analysis and data mining
  • Sample size calculations
  • Survey research planning, analysis and reporting
  • Planning and analysis of controlled experiments
  • Analysis of community interventions
  • Multivariate analysis using General Linear Models
  • Discrete Simulation
  • Analysis of rare events

"BIG data"

  • Identifying, accessing and analyzing open data:
    • social media, statistical (government), commercial
  • Quantifying text data: adding sentiment and emotion
  • Reduction: component-, correspondence- and cluster analysis
  • Prediction: decision trees, regression, svm, neural networks

Support for Health and Demography Research:

  • Health needs assessment
  • Health need and health behavior surveys
  • Mortality analysis
  • Life table analysis
  • Demographic population and household projections
  • Community (health) project evaluation

Quantitative Skills welcomes any inquiry. Please contact us for a free first advice!

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