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Course Description

PTP 821-Statistical Analysis for Quantitative Research
Faculty: Chad Tiernan
Positions: Up to 1
Effort: 25%

Course Description: A comprehensive overview of common statistical topics and procedures in quantitative research including: descriptive and inferential statistics; parametric and non-parametric computations of variance; statistical measures of reliability and validity; simple and multiple linear regressions; logistic regression; and multivariate analysis of variance models. Students evaluate data analysis approaches from the peer-reviewed clinical literature, select appropriate statistical designs to address research questions, apply data analytical procedures using statistical packages, and report statistical outcomes.


Assist students with lab activities, including, but not limited to: performing various statistical tests using SPSS software, generating a written research proposal, and evaluating research articles for appropriateness of research design and statistical analyses.

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduate from a 4-year institution in health-related field
  • Knowledge of various common quantitative statistical approaches, including linear and logistic regression
  • Competency in SPSS and Excel for data analysis and generating graphs

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience writing research proposals and designing research studies
  • Clinical expertise

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

For further information regarding this position, please contact Melissa Richardson, Business Administrator Senior, College of Health Sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint at 810-424-5574 or at

Decision Making Process

We estimate that all positions will be filled, and the applicants notified by March 30, 2020. The percentage of effort for each position is detailed in the posting. GSI and Faculty should check in regularly to ensure that the outline on the fraction calculation accurately reflects the effort.

Selection Process

Applicants will be reviewed by the faculty noted on the job description; in cases where the faculty is TBA the Director will review applications in consultation with faculty who teach in that subject area.  They will review the cover letter and resume submitted as part of the application. 

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, HIV antibody status, political belief, membership in any social or political organization, participation in a grievance or complaint whether formal or informal, or any other factor where the item in question will not interfere with job performance and where the employee is otherwise qualified. The University of Michigan agrees to abide by the protections afforded employees with disabilities as outlined in the rules and regulations which implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions. In the event that an Employee does not receive his or her preferred assignment, he or she can request a written explanation or an in-person interview with the hiring agents(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.

This position, as posted, is subject to a collective bargaining agreement between the Regents of the University of Michigan and the Graduate Employees' Organization, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 3550.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.