Before Coming To The First
The most helpful information will be a written summary
of your problem (including your primary objective). Additional
information that you feel would make the initial meeting more productive can be
attached to the request form:
- a copy
of a research proposal (particularly sections that define the objectives of
your research and the study design).
- a copy
of reference article/paper
diagram of the experimental layout and/or a map of areas to be sampled.
limitations in materials or time
At the initial
meeting, the consultant will try to get a good understanding of your project
(this is necessary before any advice can be offered). In order to avoid giving
you incorrect advice, the consultant will need to ask about many details of
your study – more details than you may think are needed.