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Inference LLC is a small consulting company specializing in comprehensive research and survey design and data analytical support across a wide range of disciplines and organizational settings. Our evidence-based methods have proven effective in linking and aligning theory, cultural context, data collection, measurement, and statistical analysis for making inferences about solutions to problems. We provide meaningful, defensible, and sustainable results for high-stakes decision-making, where critical decisions and/or resource allocations depend on how a question is asked, to whom it is asked, and how those data are analyzed in a meaningful way.

 

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Christine Fox

Christine Fox also holds an MA in Consumer-Industrial Research Psychology. She is a tenured full professor who has taught doctoral courses in survey design, measurement, and statistics for more than 20 years. She is a co-author of the best selling book on applied measurement “Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences” that has been cited in scholarly articles for more than 3,000 times since its first edition in 2001.

 

Education

ATLANTIC LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 1997

IVY UNIVERSITY
B.A., Film & Music, 1994

 
 

 
 
 
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Svetlana Beltyukova

Svetlana Beltyukova also holds an ME in Educational Supervision and Administration and an additional PhD in Cognitive Linguistics. She is a tenured professor and has taught doctoral courses in research design, multivariate statistics, and nonparametric statistics for almost 15 years. She has published in top tier journals (e.g., JAMA, JSLHR, JPAE) advocating for increasing the rigor of research with psychometric evidence from the use of the Rasch measurement model and has been instrumental in introducing the Rasch method in a variety of disciplines nationally and internationally.

 

Education

PIERCE SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1999

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

 
 

 
 
 
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Matt O’Connor

Matt O’Connor also holds an MBA with concentration in Healthcare Management, an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Villanova’s Healthcare Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. He has worked in the long-term care industry for 15 years focusing primarily on the measurement of SNF patient and family satisfaction and assisting SNF management teams to improve customer experience. For the past 2 years, Matt has served as a member of the AHCA Customer Experience Committee and has been invited to be one of the primary researchers on the development of the CoreQ satisfaction measure. He volunteers as a Senior Reviewer for the AHCA Silver Quality Awards.

 

Education

EMPIRE LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2002

NAMELESS UNIVERSITY
B.A., Art History, 1999