Graduate Statistics Studio

Welcome to the Graduate Statistics Studio

The graduate statistics studio provides research and statistical consulting to all graduate students. We are able to meet with students here on campus or online (via ZOOM).

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Hours & Contact Information:

Open Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 P.M.

Drop in Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.

Friday 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

Location: Henry Madden Library, Graduate Study Center (Second Floor), Room 2120 (Click here for a Map)

Email: gradstats@mail.fresnostate.edu

Phone: 559-278-2451

Workshops:

Enroll in workshops here.

Sample Data for workshops.

Location: Henry Madden Library, Graduate Study Center, Room 2119

Title

Date/

Time

Outlet/

Program

Description

Introduction to SPSS

11/6

5:00 PM

In-person

SPSS

This workshop will cover some of the basics of SPSS. We will cover the basics of SPSS, the difference between data view and variable view, computing a variable, and how to set up each variable.

An Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

11/7

5:00 PM

ZOOM

SPSS

This workshop will cover the ANOVA in SPSS. We will cover when to use an ANOVA, how to run the test, and how to interpret the output for the test.

T-tests in SPSS

11/13

5:00 PM

In-person

SPSS

This workshop will cover three types of t-tests in SPSS: one-sample t-test, paired/dependent-samples t-test, and independent-samples t-test. We will cover when to use each test, how to run each test, and how to interpret the output for each test.

A Simple Look at Simple Regression

11/14

5:00 PM

ZOOM

SPSS

This workshop will cover the simple regression in SPSS. We will cover when to use a simple regression, how to run the test, and how to interpret the output for the test.

Analysis of Power with G Power

11/16

10:00 AM

In-person

G Power

This workshop will cover calculating statistical power in G Power. We will cover what statistical power is, how to calculate it, and how to interpret it.

Tips and Qualtrics

11/28

5:00 PM

ZOOM

Qualtrics

This workshop will cover some of the basics of Qualtrics, a free service offered to Fresno State students. We will cover how to make a survey, implement the survey, and review the data.

Chi-square in SPSS

11/30

10:00 AM

In-person

SPSS

This workshop will cover the chi-square test of independence and the goodness of fit in SPSS. We will cover when to use each test, how to run each test, and how to interpret the output for each test.

 

Appointment Information:

In Person Appointments:

All scheduled in-person appointments are held in the Henry Madden Library, Second Floor, Room 2120. Each appointment is held in our private office, and will last 50 minutes. 

Walk-in Appointments:

Every hour the Graduate Statistics Studio is open may be considered a "walk-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.  If the Graduate Statistics Studio door is open (i.e., the "Consultation in Progress" sign is not posted), students are welcome to "walk-in" on the consultant; even if it's only for 15 minutes, it could be time well-spent.

Virtual Appointments: 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: www.zoom.us.

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 consultant will invite the student to the on-line Zoom meeting and will also call the student on the phone. 

GSS Drop-In Hours

Every Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM the Graduate Statistics Studio will have hours open to everyone. No need to make an appointment, so just come on in!

Friday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM the Graduate Statistics Studio will have hours open to everyone. No need to make an appointment, so just come on in!

It works with ZOOM as well! Just call the studio and see if we're available. 

 Meet the Staff:

Christopher

Christopher Greenwood

Christopher Greenwood is a Fresno State alumni with a BA in Psychology and an MA in General Experimental Psychology. He currently teaches statistics in the Psychology Department and consults graduate students at the Graduate Statistics Studio. He loves helping students with their research and feels passionate about all the research that comes through the GSS.

Drea

 Drea Wiemann

Drea Wiemann is a first-year graduate student in the General Experimental Psychology MA program where she works as a teaching assistant for PSYCH 144.  She received her BA in Psychology from Wright State University in 2015 with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  Prior to finishing her bachelor's degree, she worked as a consultant and corporate trainer for a national company and has experience in marketing, management and sales.  Her current research focuses on the work outcomes of female faculty in the STEM fields.  She enjoys working with students from a variety of disciplines and loves guiding them through their projects.

Thuy

Thuy

Thuy Nguyen is an international student from Hochiminh city, Vietnam. She’s currently in her second year of the Curriculum and Instruction MA program. She graduated from RMIT University Vietnam in 2013 with a Bachelor in Business. She taught English as a second language for two years in Vietnam. Before that, she worked in a consulting firm in Advertising and Market research. She loves to work with students and wants to contribute to their future success. Her research interest varies from mathematics education in problem-solving, educational program evaluation, cognitive development in classroom and educational technology in teaching and learning. Thuy loves traveling to other countries and loves sashimi and sushi

 

Video Resources:

Workshop Videos

Warming up with Excel

Thinking Ahead (Excel)

Exceling with Pivot Tables

SPSS Videos

INTRO TO SPSS

Starting SPSS

1.Starting out in SPSS

2. Opening a data file

3. Three different file types

4. What is a Syntax?

5. The two views in the data file

SPSS DATA INPUT AND DATA OUTPUT

6. Manual creation of data in SPSS

7.Manual data input in EXCEL 

 

8. Import data from Excel

SPSS DATA SET PREPARATION 

9. Missing data

10. Recode variables

11. Compute dummy variables 

12. Compute an average of variables

13. Standardize variables / compute Z-values

14.Reverse coding of Variables

 

15. Selecting cases - Overview 

 

15a.Selecting Cases - Step 1 Defining Criteria 

15b. Selecting Cases - Step 2 Output

16. Merging data sets - Overview 

17.  Merging data sets - adding cases

18. Merging data sets - adding variables

T-Test

All T-Test

One Sample T-Test

Independent Sample T-Test

Paired Sample T-Test

One Way ANOVA

Two Way ANOVA

Correlations

Additional Resources

Bar Chart 

Pie Chart

Creating a Histogram

BoxPlot

EXCEL

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

BEFORE YOU START (ADD-ONS) 

 Before you start, please make sure you see the videos and update your settings in Excel. 

 Add-Ons Instructions

CALCULATING N 

Calculating N

*Calculating N PDF

PERCENTAGES

Calculating Percentages 

*Calculating Percentages PDF

GRAPHS

Creating Graphs

*Creating Graphs PDF

STANDARD DEVIATION

 Calculating Standard Deviations 

*Calculating Standard Deviations PDF

CORRELATIONS

Calculating Correlations

*Calculating Correlations PDF 

INDEPENDENT T-TEST

Calculating Independent T-Test

*Calculating Independent T-Test PDF

DEPENDENT T-TEST

Calculating Dependent T-Test

*Calculating Dependent T-Test PDF

ONE-WAY ANOVA

Calculating One-Way ANOVA

*Calculating One-Way ANOVA PDF

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