Graduate Statistics Studio

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Welcome to the Graduate Statistics Studio

The graduate statistics studio provides research and statistical consulting to all graduate students.

Spring 2022 Consulting Hours:

Our consulting hours will start the week of January 31. Feel free to check appointment availability and book an appointment online.

Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fridays: 2:00 p.m. -  4:00 p.m.


Please Note: Appointments conducted between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F) can be attended either via ZOOM or in person.  Appointments conducted after 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays are available only via ZOOM.

Schedule an Appointment

Appointment Information:

In Person Appointments:

Currently, in person appointments have been suspended. We are available to meet virtually via ZOOM. 

Drop-in Appointments:

Every hour the Graduate Statistics Studio is open may be considered a "drop-in" time.  Students often do not use all 50 minutes of a session, and there are occasionally students who fail to show up for scheduled appointments. 

For the fall semester, we will be conducting all appointments virtually via ZOOM, please email us at gradstudentsuccesscenter@mail.fresnostate.eduto see if we have any last minute cancellations.

Virtual Appointments: ZOOM

 For the fall semester, all of our appointments will be conducted virtually via ZOOM.

Zoom is an online meeting and conferencing platform that allows for audio, video, and screen sharing.  It is an easy to use and high quality solution for those students who, due to distance and time constraints, are unable to physically meet with statistics consultants.  If you would like more information about Zoom, please visit their website:

In the Graduate Statistics Studio, we are utilizing Zoom for one-on-one statistics consultations.  We are implementing “Zoom only” and “Zoom hybrid” sessions.  “Zoom only” sessions use the audio, video, and screen sharing features.  “Zoom hybrid” sessions use the screen sharing features of Zoom along with audio via a traditional phone line. The hybrid session accommodates students who may not have a microphone-enabled computer.  In this instance, the student can dial into the ZOOM meeting via phone using a phone number provided by the consultant.

SPSS Videos


*Please use the Data Set Document (Excel) to understand following videos.  

Warming Up with Excel

Thinking Ahead (Excel)

Excelling with Pivot Tables (Excel)

Calculating N





Standard Deviation


Independent T-Test

Dependent T-Test


Research Process Workshop Series

Finding a Research Interest

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Creating a Research Question

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Writing a Methods Section

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Reliability and Validity

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Results vs. Discussion

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Additional Resources


Fresno State students have free access to Qualtrics, a web-based survey tool. Further information including training videos and the link to set up an account can be found are available online.

Meet the Staff

Our staff can help with the following stats-related topics:

  1. The following parametric tests:

-One sample t-test

-Two sample t-test (independent samples t-test)

-Balanced one way ANOVA

-Two way ANOVA

-One way repeated measures ANOVA

-Two way repeated measures ANOVA

-Mann Whitney U test

-Simple correlation analysis

  1. Some simple non-parametric alternatives to the mentioned tests
  2. Identification of dependent/independent variables
  3. Choosing the right test based on the type of data
  4. p value and effect size determination and interpretation for the mentioned tests
  5. Sample size determination
  6. Formatting data on excel to make it readable by SPSS
  7. Using SPSS (e.g. adding data, running simple analyses to determine normality, skewness, or kurtosis, etc).


Courtney Hill

Courtney Hill - photoOriginally from Washington State, Courtney completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Fresno State as a transfer student after receiving her AA from Fresno City College. Currently a student in the General Experimental MA program, her focus is on building a solid foundation of knowledge concerning research design and methods through coursework and lab participation. She plans to apply her educational experiences to conduct ethical and meaningful research now and in the future.