Dr. Kingsley, you are a specialist in internal medicine, public health physician and epidemiologist from Nigeria.
I am a specialist in internal medicine, public health physician, epidemiologist, and sub-specialist trainee in clinical respiratory medicine. Also, I enjoy working on interdisciplinary research that combines and mix of approaches ranging from clinical, economic, epidemiological, and study designs in the medical and health sciences.
How and why did you end up on Peerwith and what triggered you to start offering your services?
I came to know about Peerwith while discussing with a colleague on the need to have more researchers being engaged or co-engaged in the publishing process and he mentioned Peerwith which is somewhat like a marketplace for researchers. Although I have been offering my services as a volunteer research mentor in some platforms, I find it to be somewhat less effective because mentees either take time to respond to messages or the guidance given or sometimes do not respond at all. However, Peerwith seems to create a demand and supply kind of market service where researchers can request for specific services, interact with experts and agree on a task/fee.
And can you tell us more about your work on Peerwith?
The main services I offer here are: Statistical and data analysis, Statistical review, Manuscript review and Study design support
We’d also like to highlight your Data & Statistics request that rewarded you with this great review:
“Professor Kingsley Ukwaja performed an excellent and very expedited statistical analysis for my data. He was prompt with his feedback and advices and provided a thorough explanation for using specific statistical methodologies. I find him very efficient and professional. I highly recommend him.”
08 Jan 2019 – Statistical and data analysis: Medicine and Dentistry
Can you summarize what this request was about; what was the question and how did you manage to contribute to it?
The client needed the services of an expert to undertake a “Statistical review” of a manuscript which was rejected by a journal because of problems with the statistical analysis. Also, the client was not satisfied with the comments/responses given by the statistician who conducted the analysis of the work. I indicated interest in performing the review which by the way was the very first project I was selected to work on at Peerwith.
The client sent the manuscript to me to review without any prior information of the “rejection” the manuscript just received or the comments made by the reviewers of the manuscript who recommended rejection. The client was somewhat surprised/impressed that my statistical review not only identified all the statistical problems with the manuscript (which were highlighted by the reviewers) but for each problem, I provided a detailed explanation and recommendation of how it could be remedied.
It turned out to be an ongoing cooperation, how did this work continue and evolve over time?
Yes, it continued as an ongoing corporation because the client now had a new request for me to reperform the Statistical and data analysis of the study. Afterwards, the client requested for scientific editing of the whole manuscript. Beyond this project, I am currently working with the client on a “Study design” service. Also, the client has also recommended my services to a colleague who I am also presently working with on a “Statistical and data analysis” service.
What is the most interesting piece you’ve ever worked on?
I believe the first “Statistical review” I completed at Peerwith.
What do you see as the major benefits of the Peerwith platform? What made you decide to offer your services on Peerwith rather than any other researcher service platform?
The Peerwith platform is simple, the process of submitting/accepting a request for a service is straightforward and seems to occur in real time. For example, within 10 minutes you could submit a request directly to an expert, get a quote for the service, agree on a deadline and make a deposit (payment) for the service on the Peerwith platform.
Is there anything you want to say to people who are hesitant about getting support, or advice to people who are considering using the Peerwith Platform?
I feel you only need to read the reviews of people who have obtained support and advice on the Peerwith platform to make your choice. Most of the experts offering their services through the Peerwith platform tend to go beyond the call of duty because beyond the payment being made to the expert to perform a specific task, most experts will willingly provide other added service like language and scientific editing or light polishing of the manuscript in order to put the work in the best possible shape for publication.
I believe most experts are happy when their clients are not only happy with the services they offer but are very satisfied to recommend their services to their friends and colleagues.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your specialty: Data & Statistics?
I believe Data & Statistics, particularly in the Medical and Health Sciences field is key to good science and research. I believe all researchers need to pay close attention to their data and statistics in other to get their research published in good and reputable journals.
And when should people get in touch with you?
Please, if you need any service I offer, kindly request service through my profile:https://peerwith.expert/kingsleynukwaja. I typically respond within an hour or two.
Thank you for setting-up the Researchers Marketplace. I believe Peerwith will become an excellent resource for researchers and publishers.