Raven Woods, PhD

Professor of Statistical Methods

Ph.D., Educational Psychology with a major in Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics. M.S. Educational Research, B.S., Mathematics.

Dr. Raven Woods
..Dr. Raven Woods

I have over 25 years of experience primarily teaching online graduate-level statistical methods courses and advising students in research methods across various degree programs in the Colleges of Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nursing, and Business, as well as across various degree programs within the university (including online and hybrid graduate degree programs and certificates in cohort-based programs).

I also have experience teaching and advising first-generation college students enrolled in several of the online universities (i.e., Walden, Grand Canyon University, American College of Education, University of Phoenix, and SNHU).

As a methodologist, my expertise is in teaching and advising in quantitative methods; therefore, regardless of your substantive area, I can guide you through many different areas of your dissertation or theses research.

I am an expert in measurement methods, an area that is necessary if you need to create or revise any type of instrument.

I can assist you with the methodology areas for your Prospectus Meeting and/or support you through the IRB process.

For your Proposal and Defense Meetings, I will make sure you have addressed all measurement and statistical sections related to Chapters 3 and 4, and for Chapter 5, guide you in conceptually interpreting the results within the context of your study.  I primarily work with students using SPSS but I am very familiar with SAS.

Finally, I can provide you with some helpful tips along the way in terms of how to best communicate with your chair and committee members, including planning and timelines, oral presentations, and just all aspects of what to expect throughout each phase of your research experience.

My goal is for you to be able to confidently defend your thesis or dissertation methodologically, on your own terms and as a substantive expert during your final defense meeting.

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