Statistical Support

Statistical Support Services Supplied by Expert Statisticians. (Yes, It Matters.)

Anyone can look at data and claim they know what the numbers are saying. But only someone with extensive training in statistics can tell the real true story. But here’s the thing: Statistical expertise doesn’t happen overnight. It requires years of post-graduate education and ongoing training. That’s a key difference between us and other social science research firms. Choose Lynch Research Associates, and you’ll work with a PhD-level researcher—every time.

Why Lynch Research Associates

We can’t stress this enough: The right statistical analysis matters.

It needs to be matched to your research questions, and the analysis must generate results that are interpretable for your audience.

At LRA, we understand that research and dissemination of research is part science, part art. We are true experts in aligning analyses with your audience and finding the data points that will highlight your research in the strongest terms.

For example, the detailed methods and results of a structural equation model would be more appropriate for a scientific journal than for a two-page executive summary that a nonprofit organization creates for a lay audience.

But that lay audience will respond to percentages, likelihoods, dramatic increases and decreases, and descriptions of change. No matter who your audience is, we find the numbers that get your work the attention it deserves.

Best part? We never stop learning. We’re data geeks at heart who keep up with all the latest advances in statistics. We’re also adept at moving easily across statistical software platforms, like Stata, SPSS, MPlus, and R. (We can provide training to your staff or students as well.)

Bottom line: When you work with us, you can stand by your data and the claims and decisions you make based on that data.

Check Out Our Data Analysis Toolbox

Don’t know what all those strange analysis techniques are? You don’t have to, but we will make sure that you (and your audience) understand the results they generate.

  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM)
  • Longitudinal analyses
  • Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
  • Person-Centered Analyses
  • Cross-lagged Panel Models
  • Propensity score analysis techniques
  • Mediation and moderation analyses
  • Fixed effects models
  • Latent class and latent growth analyses
  • Procedures for managing missing data
  • Linear and non-linear regression
  • Analyses with dichotomous and categorical data
  • Two (or more) sample comparisons
  • Non-parametric tests
  • Descriptive analyses

Use our statistical support services and you’ll get…

  • Highly skilled, PhD-level researchers
  • The right analysis for your research question(s)
  • Experience in statistical software platforms (Stata, SPSS, MPlus, and R)
  • Results you can stand by

Fabulous clients, meaningful work

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

As a professor and principal investigator who is constantly balancing teaching, research, and project management, it is a relief to be able to rely on Lynch Research Associates for support in data analysis across the life cycle of my projects, from grant writing to journal publication. The Lynch Research Associates team keeps up with cutting-edge techniques in data analysis, and their deep content knowledge in developmental science gives me confidence that they can recommend the right analysis approaches for our needs. Their team is responsive, organized, and easy to work with, even on projects with complex designs and multiple deadlines. They care about the content of the work and provide a customized approach to meeting our goals.

Dr. Megan Mueller

Dr. Megan Mueller
Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Associate Director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction

Jon Zaff’s Lab (BU)

“Lynch Research Associates have provided us invaluable consultation surrounding data cleaning, management, and analysis for several complex research studies involving large amounts of data and multiple stakeholders. They are highly skilled in drawing out key insights and meaning from vast amounts of data. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Lynch Research Associates for years to come.”

Jonathan F. Zaff

Dr. Jon Zaff, Director, CERES Institute for Children & Youth at Boston University


“LRA was a pleasure to work with and played an essential role in developing our research questions and datasets into meaningful insights to inform our next phase of human-centered product development.”

Charles de la Cruz – Innovation Manager
Julianna Samper – Senior Innovation Manager

The Leadership Development Institute for Young Women

“As developmental psychologists specializing in positive youth development, Lynch Research is the best of the best when it comes to rigorous quantitative analysis and thoughtful guidance on data collection and survey design. Because of the team’s world-class expertise we are able to assess the efficacy of our program, guide next steps and impact more students in ways that matter most.”

Julie Carrier

Julie Carrier
Founder of the Leadership Development Institute for Young Women
Thinkers50 Top 8 Coaches Globally
Recognized as the “Woman of the Decade for Girl Empowerment” by the Women Economic Forum


“Despite our limitations of budget and time, Lynch Research Associates delivered with flying colors on our shared project. I could not have been more pleased with their preparedness, hard work, professionalism and final results.”

Dr. Dan Zapp

Dr. Dan Zapp
Senior Director, Research & Evaluation

Milton Public Schools

“Over the past six years, we have partnered with Lynch Research Associates to analyze and report Milton Public School’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) and Youth Health Survey (YHS). Their insights are always on target, relevant, and easy for a variety of audiences to digest. I would recommend working with them without hesitation.”

Milton Public Schools

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation

Lynch Research Associates has been our trusted partner in designing and executing a mixed-methods research study on program impact in higher education and they have over delivered every step of the way. Their creativity and leadership throughout the research process have generated valuable insights that will inform future work at the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

Dr. Michael Murray
President and CEO

Arthur Vining Davis Foundation

Wellesley Centers for Women

“As a Principal Investigator on numerous federally funded projects, I have partnered with Lynch Research Associates on grants and journal submissions for many years because they are professional, detail oriented and always keep up with the cutting-edge in data analysis.”

Dr. Jennifer Grossman

Dr. Jennifer Grossman
Wellesley Centers for Women