OARS achieves its missions and strategic goals by providing help and support in the following areas:
(a) Quantitative and qualitative research design,
(b) Questionnaire design
(c) Data collection methods,
(d) Quantitative and qualitative data analysis techniques,
(e) Interpretation of the research results, and
(f) Statistical decisions and conclusions
(a) Helping faculty in writing the grant proposal methodology and design sections.
(b) Advising and helping faculty to align the grant project goals with the activities needed to ensure successful implantation of the grant proposal.
(c) Helping faculty to clearly describe the relationship between their grant project goals and previously funded similar projects
(d) Explaining and describing to faculty the evaluation method(s) of their grant proposal. This includes, but not limited to, addressing the grant project specific activities, methodology, design, integration, and implementation of the project. If funded, OARS consultants are highly qualified to serve as project evaluators.
The consultants of the Office of Academic Research Support (OARS) at Utah Valley University (UVU) provide academic support and guidance to students and faculty in their research projects, scholarship and creative activities, and the writing of grant proposals submitted for federal or foundations' funding. This kind of support will ultimately lead to the enhancement of the student educational experience and the professional growth of faculty.