William R. Fairweather, PhD, President
Flower Valley Consulting, Inc.
Both the statistical consultant and the client want a smooth working relationship--from the scientific perspective and from the business
perspective. It helps that each
side of the consultation knows what to expect from the other. This document is a "work in progress" that attempts to describe what my clients can expect from me and
what I expect from them. This is intended to be an "ideal" picture. Sometimes I cannot operate as I have described here, and sometimes
my clients cannot operate this way.
In those cases, this serves as the starting point for a dialogue. We will modify it to establish
our expectations of each other, expectations that will allow us
to maximize our working relationship.
I expect that I will save you money or that I will add value to your efforts that is far in excess of my fees. If you don't feel that way, we
should not be attempting to
work together. If we get to a time that this is no longer the case, we should end the relationship. If we
get to such a time, I hope that we can create a new situation
where I can be of further use to you.