Solutions Consulting Group

Our clients will tell you that DatStat is more than a research software company, thanks to the survey assistance and research consulting provided by The DatStat Solutions Consulting Group (SCG). Led by Dr. Sara Heskett, SCG handles a variety of research projects, from short-term and a la carte study services to complete research project outsourcing, utilizing DatStat Illume and Discovery.

We’re super-impressed with your turnaround and the work so far! (Not to mention your professionalism, communication, and follow-through.)

New DatStat client, 2014

From Study Concept to Final Reports

Research planning

Let DatStat SCG apply their expertise in survey sampling, research methodology, web-survey best practices, and survey design, to develop an efficient research project that facilitates data integrity, higher survey response rates, and increased participant retention.

Survey Programming

DatStat SCG is expert at programming complex surveys to custom specifications, even with advanced elements like branching, logic, branding, and multimedia. We combine our skills with the flexibility and sophistication of DatStat Illume™ to make anything possible, no matter if your study is cross-sectional or longitudinal, single or multi-mode, in English or multilingual.

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“If all of our vendors were like DatStat, my life would be so easy”

Traci Schwinn, M.S.,Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, School of Social Work, Columbia University

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My colleagues and I have now completed two studies using DatStat Illume. In both instances, DatStat programmed and hosted our survey. We found the staff at DatStat to be interested in producing a well-designed survey and to be responsive as things needed to be corrected.

Elizabeth A. Wells, Ph.D., Research Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Study management

A research initiative involves more than just the survey and collected data. DatStat SCG provides research assistance in all aspects of the research process, including:

  • Research participant screening
  • Obtaining written informed consent
  • Mixed-mode survey programming for large-scale telephone, mail and online surveys
  • Respondent locating and tracking
  • Survey hosting, deployment, and tracking
  • Research data entry
  • Incentive distribution

Data Analysis

When it’s time for insights and next steps, the SCG team is available to:


Custom Research Solutions

DatStat SCG and DatStat Engineering experts can partner with your team to conceptualize, design, and implement custom research software solutions that maximize the value of DatStat Illume™ and DatStat Discovery™ while meeting the unique needs of your study or research program.
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