Who We Are

Have you ever wished that you had someone who could help you answer these questions about your research project:


  • Am I asking the right research question?

  • What is the best way to test my hypothesis?

  • What is the appropriate statistical analysis for my study, and how do I run it?

  • What do my results mean?

  • How can I best present my findings?


At Research Maven Consulting Services, our consultants will provide customized solutions to help you address these questions. 


Consultation Process

Once we receive a consultation request, we will set up a time to connect with you either by phone or Skype. During this initial meeting, we will discuss your research needs and how we can help you meet them. A cost estimate, a list of deliverables, and a completion timeline based on the preliminary work agreement will be provided to you after the initial meeting. Once we confirm the work agreement and receive your data, we will get to work.


We provide our services and reports in English. We can also provide initial consultation in Cantonese (廣東話). Please specify this language reference in your request.


We reserve the right to refuse any work that we deem inappropriate or unethical. 


Open Communication

We are here to help you. That is why we will keep you informed on how the work is progressing. We will make sure your questions are answered and issues addressed in a timely fashion.


Project Completion

Once the work is completed, we will return all project-related materials to you. We will provide a report on the results and what they mean, and we will review them with you to make sure that you understand and are comfortable with the results. You can always contact us if you have questions about your results or follow-up requests after the project is done.

Our Consultants

Many people do not enjoy designing research studies and conducting analyses, but we love research! Our team enjoys figuring out how to best answer questions and analyze the data as accurately as possible. We want to share our expertise and passion and help others navigate the complicated and detail-oriented world of research.


Our consultants are all PhDs who have over 30 years of combined research experience. We specialize in health and social sciences-related research, including: 

  • Cross-cultural issues in health

  • Dementia

  • eHealth and lifestyle counseling

  • Health psychology

  • Home and community care

  • Human sexuality

  • Interprofessional collaboration

  • Intervention studies

  • Long-term care

  • Nursing

  • Psychosocial oncology

  • Patient-physician communication

  • Pilot evaluations

  • Psychometric evaluation of instruments

  • Rehabilitation medicine, including acquired brain injury

  • Social work


We have published in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals, including but not limited to:

  • Brain Injury

  • Clinical Psychology Review

  • Journal of Advanced Nursing

  • Journal of Clinical Nursing

  • Journal of Medical Internet Research

  • Journal of Psychosomatic Research

  • Qualitative Health Research

  • Psycho-Oncology

  • Psychology, Health, & Medicine

  • Rehabilitation Psychology

  • Social Science & Medicine


Ada Payne, PhD
Owner and Editor

Dr. Payne has over 15 years of experience in conducting and managing diverse types of studies, including health psychology, cross-cultural issues in chronic illness, and program evaluation. She has expertise in multivariate quantitative analyses, psychometric evaluations, qualitative thematic analyses, and usability studies.


She received her doctoral degree in Psychosocial Oncology from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2014. 

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