Research Resources and Support

CECH Methods and Statistical Consulting Support

This Methods and Statistical Support resource is available to faculty, staff, and students in CECH. This service is meant to help guide CECH faculty, staff, and students in their research and to troubleshoot issues that may delay the research (not class projects!) process. Consultants can provide advice at different stages of research (e.g., design, data collection, analysis, reporting) and for research using different approaches (quantitative, qualitative, mixed, and participatory).

Faculty, staff and students can submit an appointment request

Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Resources

  • Technical Assistance from Human Protection Administrators (Tuesdays 11:30am - 1:30pm in Teachers-Dyer Complex room 535). Please email Christa Preston to make an appointment to meet with an HPA in the building during those times.
  • IRB assigned HPA (Human Protection Administrator): Christa Preston. Each college has an assigned HPA to answer questions and manage protocols. Please reach out to Christa Preston with questions or call at 513-558-2087.
    • If your submission is (1) time sensitive or (2) an amendment that ONLY changes personnel on your research team, send an email to Christa Preston.
  • HRPP/ IRB homepage: Find templates, forms, and other resources on the HRPP website.
  • Top Pitfalls to Avoid: Document coming soon. Send your most common pitfalls to Jacinda Dariotis for shared learnings!
  • Research Compliance Videos: For your own use, to share with others, to use in courses or mentoring opportunities, there are 17 short videos available on multiple topics related to research compliance, authorship, and other areas of interest. 
  • International Engagements in Research: For International Engagements in Research, please access this website to understand regulations for international research.
  • Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and/or Export Controls: For research involving Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and/or Export Controls, please contact Dr. Jane Strasser for guidance and questions. If you need to shedule a discussion or presentation, please contact UCORI via email. 

Funding Opportunity Search Engines

  • SPINPlus and University funding opportunities resources
  • CECH-identified funding opportunities and other proposal resources

Upcoming Professional Development, Workshops, and Conferences

  • Power Wednesdays. Power Wednesdays are regular events (2-4 pm in Teachers-Dyer, room 407) aimed at increasing faculty and graduate student engagement with research. Each Power Wednesday session includes a professional development opportunity focused on research-related skills for the first hour and research talks to learn about current ongoing research for the second hour. After these talks, there is time for networking and socializing.
    • Research Talks: Each Power Wednesday session includes professional development and 1-2 talks about current research within the college or by distinguished scholars visiting the college. If you have topic suggestions or would like to present, please email Anna DeJarnette, PhD (Chair, Power Wednesdays Planning Committee).
      • October 16 
      • November 13
      • January 22
      • February 19
      • April 1
  • Mentoring Workshops. The Mentoring Workshops Initiative is a University-wide aim to cultivate professional relationships among faculty and graduate students. Watch this page for workshop announcements.
    • October 23, 12:30-1:30pm 
    • December 1, 12:00-1:00pm
    • January 26, 1:30-2:30pm
    • March 2, 12:00-1:00pm
  • Spring Research Conference. Please mark your calendars for March 7, 2020 for the Spring Research Conference, which will be held at the Graduate Hotel Cincinnati.

Application Process to Conduct Research and Evaluation Involving CPS

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) developed a research agenda and an application process for research and evaluation involving CPS during the academic year. Application dates are set:

  • Fall Quarter Submission - July 1 through August 15, for study or evaluation beginning September 1 through October 30
  • Winter Quarter Submission - November 1 through December 15, for study or evaluation beginning January 1 through February 28
  • Summer Submission - April 15 through May 15, for study or evaluation beginning June 1 through June 30

Need Help Finding Community Partners and Establishing Collaborations?

  • Kathie Maynard, EdD, Assistant Dean in the CECH Office for Innovations & Community Partnerships, has been cultivating partnerships with the community, local schools, and CECH. If you have plans and needs related to community engagement, please Kathie Maynard
  • Action Research Center - Director Miriam Raider-Roth, PhD  visit the websites of two partner organizations and learn about other organizations with related interests to the mission of the Action Research Center.

Accountability and Productivity Groups

Do you have difficulty devoting time for scholarly writing (e.g., articles, chapters, books, proposals)? Would you benefit from participating in a group that meets regularly to help keep you accountable for moving your work forward? Regularly meeting with a group of colleagues who keep you "accountable" helps promote productivity. For faculty group interest, please email Jacinda K. Dariotis, CECH Director of Research  and she will help organize a group. For student group interest, please email Megan Tischner for help.


The library is available to assist you with all your research needs. Citations and Formatting; Reference Service; Reading List Management; Instruction Sessions. Please contact a librarian for help:

Research Methods Courses


  • EDST 7000- Introduction to Research Methods
  • EDST 8000-Paradigms of Inquiry

Introductory Statistics

  • EDST 7010- Statistical Data Analysis I
  • EDST 7011-Statistical Data Analysis II


  • EDST 8021-Action Research I
  • EDST 8022-Action Research II
  • EDST 7043-Practitioner Action Research I
  • EDST 7053-Practitioner Action Research II
  • EDST 7045 Community-Based Participatory Research
  • EDST 7047 Arts-based Action Research
  • Special topics workshops offered in topics such as Photovoice, Concept Mapping, Group-Level Assessment, and Relational Interviewing
    • Mixed Methods
      • EDST 8081-Mixed Methods I
      • EDST 8082-Mixed Methods II
    • Qualitative
      • EDST 8051-Qualitative Research Methods I
      • EDST 8052-Qualitative Research Methods II
      • EDST 8053 Feminist Qualitative Methodologies
    • Quantitative
      • EDST 8044-Conducting Quantitative Research
      • EDST 8033- Survey Research Methods: Intro to Design and Development
      • EDST 8034-Measurement and Assessment
      • EDST 8041-Multivariate Data Analysis
      • EDST 8043-Reading Advanced Quantitative Research,
      • EDST 8086-Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design
      • EDST 8087-Multilevel Models for Educational Research
      • EDST 8088-Item Response Theory
      • EDST 8089-Structural Equation Modeling.
      • Special topics workshops on topics such as Data Management, Qualtrics, Propensity Score Matching, and Intro to Multilevel Modeling
    • Design Research
      • IDT 9100 Design Based Research
    • Evaluation
      • EDST 8014- Evaluation Methods
      • Special Topics Workshop on topics such as Needs and Readiness Assessment
    • Literacy Research Methods
      • LSLS 9021 Frameworks for Literacy Research
  • CJ 8030 Criminal Justice Research Methods I
  • CJ 8031 Criminal Justice Research Methods II
  • CJ 8040 Criminal Justice Statistics I
  • CJ 8041 Criminal Justice Statistics II
  • CJ 8016 Criminal Justice Program and Policy Evaluation
  • CJ 8051 Meta-Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 8054 Multilevel Modeling
  • CJ 8057 Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • CJ 8050 Qualitative Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 8056 Growth Modeling in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 8052 Criminal Justice Survey Design
  • CJ 8053 Introduction to Data Management and Analysis with SPSS
  • CNSL9020- Research in Counseling
  • HPE 7072- Health Science Statistics
  • HPE 9015-Reading and Analyzing Health Education Research
  • HPE 9072- Survey Research
  • SPSY 8012-Behavioral Research and Accountability Methods
  • SPSY 9012-Advanced Behavioral Research Methods and Designs
  • IT7010C Information Technology Research Methods

CECH Data Science and Analytics Resources and Activities

  • Recent Hires - Drs. Mark Lai (School of Education) & Hexuan Liu (School of Criminal Justice)
  • Supercomputing - 100 Gig server
  • Data Science and Analytics Events - interested in participating or helping plan activities (Brown-bags, workshops, and more), please email Mark Lai and Hexuan Liu.

CECH Data Community

The Data Community in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services aims to promote a community on innovative use of data to solve real-world and methodological problems by pooling expertise from the four schools, the CECH library, and other units in the College. We are committed to advancing best practices for using data including data management, data representations, the full spectrum of analytic methodology (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods), and promoting skills for handling data.