Methodology Support  

The role of Methodology Experts is to provide support to dissertating students with methodology related concerns. Each student has up to 2 hours of methodology support in a form of consultation. In addition, students can submit their dissertation document for a written feedback on their chapters 3 and 4. To contact Methodology Experts for support, please email: [email protected] . Below are all the main services Methodology Experts provide:​​

  1. Help students on how to construct research question – the essence to help students to understand how to construct good research question and be knowledgeable about the different types of research questions
  2. Discuss and suggest appropriate research method – the essence is to help students to learn how to determine appropriate research methods for future studies
  3. Provide consultation service on the best way to collect data to help in addressing research question
  4. Provide consultation service on how to analyze data​

YouTube Channel (Methodology Related Presentations – TCSPP):

Methodology Expert Bios

Philip Adu, PhD

Dr. Philip Adu completed his doctoral education in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Education at West Virginia University in 2011. Dr. Adu has remarkable experience in helping students with methodology related challenges for over six years in TCSPP.  He has also served as dissertation chair for several students, and designed and taught courses in Qualitative Research Methods, Mixed Methods Designs, Statistics, Program Evaluation and Action Research. He is skilled in training students to use Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS) to analyze their qualitative data. He has co-authored articles, book, and book chapter and made several presentations at American Educational Research Association (AERA) conferences. ​

Cassady Pitt, PhD

Dr. Cassady Pitt strives to have a student-centered approach as her main goal is to ensure that students not only understand statistics and methodology, but also know how to articulate it clearly as it pertains to their research. Prior to joining the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Pitt was a statistical and dissertation consultant for The Dissertation Coach and doing private statistical consulting with graduate students.  She was also an affiliate professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Spring Arbor University teaching courses in criminal justice, sociology, and introduction to statistics..  She earned her Ph.D. in 2015 from Bowling Green State University in Sociology with a major in Criminology and minor in Family.  She earned her Master's degree at Boston University in Criminal Justice and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Central Michigan University.  Dr. Pitt's dissertation focused on the moderation effects of religiosity and extracurricular activities on the relationship between poverty and delinquency.  She has 3 peer-reviewed publications in the area of sociology of religion and has presented her previous work at several conferences.  Dr. Pitt plans to continue to publish and present research.  Dr. Pitt has been a peer reviewer for Social Science Research since 2011.​