A Database for RSCA Advice and Collaboration

This database of faculty expertise for research, scholarly, and creative activities (RSCA) has been developed by the College of Social Sciences (CoSS) to facilitate faculty collaboration.

Experts would be happy to provide mentoring/pro-bono advice for areas of expertise marked with “*” in the listing below. For the remaining areas of expertise, please discuss various collaboration options when you contact the experts. These options include mentoring/pro-bono advice, working as a paid consultant, developing proposals for funded research, working on an already funded research project, etc., or a combination of such options.

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Search Criteria:

Writing Books*

  • Scholarly non-edited books (where a book proposal is submitted to secure a contract)
  • Scholarly non-edited books (where the entire manuscript is submitted to secure a contract)
  • Scholarly edited books
  • Trade books
  • Manuals
  • Reference volumes
  • Handbooks
  • Textbooks
  • Popular books
  • Other

Writing Journal Articles*

  • Selecting a journal
  • Understanding manuscript review process
  • Responding to reviewers’ and editor’s comments
  • Revising a manuscript
  • Preparing the cover letter (for initial and subsequent submissions)
  • Coordinating multi-authored papers during the writing stage
  • Coordinating multi-authored papers during the peer-review stage
  • Other

Peer Reviewing Manuscripts*

  • How to become a peer reviewer
  • How to choose journals for peer review
  • How to write a good peer review/best practices for peer review
  • Other

Writing Op-eds*

  • How to select a publication for an op-ed
  • How to write an op-ed
  • Other

Writing Book Reviews*

  • How to write a book review
  • Scholarly value of a book review
  • Other

Journal Editorship*

  • How to become a journal editor
  • How to manage workload
  • How to find and assign peer reviewers
  • How to find faculty for advisory board
  • How to plan and put together a special issue
  • How to plan for journal issues and content
  • Other

Quantitative Methods: Statistical Tests

  • Ordinary least squares (OLS) regression
  • Two- and three-stage least squares regression (2SLS and 3SLS)
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Time series modeling (e.g. VAR/SVAR/FAVAR, VEC, MLE)
  • Poisson regression
  • Binomial regression
  • Probit regression
  • Binary logistic regression
  • Multinomial logistic regression
  • Nested logistic regression
  • Multi-level modeling
  • Computational modeling
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Other

Quantitative Methods: Research Methods

  • Content analysis
  • Lab experiments
  • Longitudinal research
  • Mediation and moderation models
  • Regression discontinuity design
  • Field experiments
  • Other

Quantitative Methods: Software

  • AMOS
  • ArcGIS
  • QGIS
  • Qualtrics
  • IMAGINE (remote sensing software)
  • R
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Z Tree
  • Other

Qualitative Methods: Research Methods

  • Archival research
  • Case studies
  • Commodity chain analysis
  • Content analysis
  • Ethnographic studies
  • Focus groups
  • GaBi: Life cycle assessments
  • Interviews: in-depth
  • Interviews: semi-structured
  • NREL: Systems advisor model
  • Oral history
  • Participant observation
  • Performance (as a research methodology)
  • Rhetorical analysis
  • Textual analysis
  • Other

Qualitative Methods: Software

  • Atlas.ti
  • Dedoose
  • QDA Miner
  • NVivo
  • Other

Participatory Methods

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Participatory mapping
  • Participatory planning
  • Other

Survey Design

  • Survey design (including questionnaire construction)
  • Sampling
  • Conducting telephone surveys
  • Conducting telephone surveys using CATI software
  • Conducting in-person surveys
  • Conducting internet surveys
  • Conducting mail surveys
  • Other


  • Analysis of performance or performance scholarship
  • Getting grants for performance-related work
  • Performance as a method for presenting research
  • Performance as activism
  • Other


  • Direct
  • Produce
  • Edit
  • Distribute
  • Other


  • Organize
  • Other

Other Methods

  • Artifact analysis (e.g., bone and textile dating)
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Demographic projections
  • Fiscal impact analysis
  • Other

Other Technical Skills

  • Cartography
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Remote sensing
  • Other

Grant Writing

  • For CDC
  • For contracts (e.g., for local start-up companies)
  • For EPA
  • For NASA
  • For NEA
  • For NEH
  • For NIH
  • For NSF
  • For state agencies
  • For federal agencies
  • For local governments
  • For internal university and/or college
  • For other

Proposal Review

  • For CDC
  • For EPA
  • For NASA
  • For NEA
  • For NEH
  • For NIH
  • For NSF
  • For other


  • Center for Advanced Study and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford
  • Ford Foundation
  • Fulbright
  • Libraries (e.g., Huntington Library and Newberry Library)
  • NSF (e.g., early career)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Salzburg
  • Stanford Humanities Center
  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
  • Other

Managing RSCA Projects*

  • Lead teams
  • Research participant management (e.g., through SONA software)
  • Post-award financial management
  • Address ethical challenges or concerns
  • Federal agencies reporting
  • Other


  • Apply to present at a conference (e.g., preparing an abstract)
  • Present at a conference
  • Prepare a poster
  • Organize a panel
  • Organize a conference
  • Other

Student Research*

  • Supervise student research
  • Serve on a thesis committee
  • Chair a thesis committee
  • Supervise student research assistants
  • Other

Human Subjects and Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)*

  • IRB application (exempt category)
  • IRB application (expedited or full review)
  • IRB protocol narrative
  • Informed consent documentation (e.g., form, letter, and script)
  • Human subjects research involving protected classes of subjects (e.g., pregnant women, children, and prisoners)
  • Human subjects research involving deception
  • IACUC application
  • Other