Research Resources

Producing high-quality scholarly work is integral to the advancement of PA education and the PA field as a whole. However, many PA faculty have limited time and resources they can devote to finding research funding and staying up-to-date with sophisticated study design and statistical analyses. The following free resources provide accessible advice and training in study design, data analysis, and other aspects of the research process. If there is a resource you think we should add or something missing that could help you develop your research, let us know at


Study and Survey Design


Statistics and Analyses


Free Statistical Programs

Some institutions have statistical programs available on campus computers or mechanisms for researchers to purchase discounted licenses. Below is a list of free statistical programs.


Writing and Publishing




Funding Opportunities

Some institutions have grants and fellowships offices that help researchers identify and apply to funding opportunities. PAEA encourages members to utilize such resources.


Research Consulting

Some institutions offer free or discounted statistical consulting to affiliated researchers. PAEA strongly encourages members to seek out such opportunities within their institutions. The Research Department is currently developing a research consulting service that will be available to members seeking assistance in refining research questions, designing research protocols, developing an analytic plan, and interpreting results. This program is still under construction so your feedback, ideas, and suggestions for how to design a service that will meet your needs are very valuable. We welcome your input at