Faunalytics Answers Your Questions: Introducing “Ask Us”
For almost 20 years, Faunalytics has been the research arm of the animal advocacy movement. We hope that you turn to us when you’re looking for a statistic, the best way to tackle an advocacy problem, or advice about research!
We strive to empower advocates by giving you the information, tools, and skills you need to put research to work for you. We want to help you help animals, and we’re stepping up our game!
Ask A Librarian!
Karol is Faunalytics’ Content Director. With a deep knowledge of Faunalytics’ Research Library, he is the resident expert on finding existing research on a given advocacy topic. He can also help you strategize about how to create visuals for your research and advocacy.
Great questions to ask Karol:
- What are some good resources in the Faunalytics Library on topic X?
- What are some further areas I should explore related to topic X?
- Is there older research I should consider?
- How can I create an impactful visual for a dataset that I have
Karol’s office hour is:
Tuesday 12pm – 1pm Eastern time
Max time per person: 30 minutes
At any time during this hour, join Karol via a Google Hangouts video conference by clicking here.
Ask A Researcher!
Jo is Faunalytics’ Research Director and Tom is our Research Scientist. With years of experience in research methods and applied statistics, they are the resident experts on research. Each week, one or the other of them will be online to answer your questions.
Great questions to ask Jo or Tom:
- How can I test whether my group’s approach is effective?
- Why don’t we have better data about the number of vegans in the U.S.?
- What’s so great about randomized controlled trials (RCTs) anyway?
- How should I analyze my data?
Jo and Tom’s office hour is:
Wednesday 12pm – 1pm Eastern time
Max time per person: 30 minutes
At any time during this hour, join Jo/Tom via a Google Hangouts video conference by clicking here.
Time Limits & Getting More Help
Faunalytics’ office hours, like our original research and research library, are free to animal advocates. We are here to help you succeed in your efforts to help animals. However, because we are a small team with limited capacity, we are only able to offer up to 30 minutes per organization (or independent advocate) per office hour, and up to three hours total per organization per year.
If you are an individual who would benefit from additional assistance from our team, we offer one additional hour of support per advocate per month at a small fee, other commitments allowing. If you are with an organization that would benefit from additional assistance from our team, consider asking us about a Partner Project. Please email the Research Director for details.
If you’d like to attend a virtual office hour but you can’t attend at the scheduled time or the link doesn’t work for you: Send an email to whichever of us you’d like to speak to and we’ll do our best to accommodate you at another time within our usual working hours. Our email addresses can be found on our Team page.
If you don’t know who to send your question to: As a general rule of thumb, if your question is about existing research that wasn’t conducted by Faunalytics, you want Ask a Librarian. If your question is about why or how to do research or analyze data, or you want to ask about the details of one of Faunalytics’ original studies, go for Ask a Researcher. If you’re still not sure, just pick one of us at random and we’ll sort it out!