In this case, the assignment is a presentation and paper combination, not a test. Utilizing external help is not in violation of academic integrity provided that the solutions or work are not done for me, which is not what I am seeking in the first place. The two things that I would like assistance with are methodology--I want to know what kind of a test I should be conducting on the data in order to come up with a solution. From there, I can do my own research. My teacher is assisting students with this kind of a thing in class every day (going as far as to begin working it out), but due to the number of students in the class (bordering on 50) he is unable to assist everyone who needs it. The other thing that I would like is critique on the actual presentation. I am not a good public speaker and simply want all of my bases to be covered when the time comes. I figured that being proactive in this affair would give me more time to finish, allowing me to allocate my time for other classes more evenly.
I hope that this will help clarify what my intentions were, since I don't think that this violates the policy of the forum.