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:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 AM to 1:00 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)
Location: Henry Madden Library, Graduate Study Center, Room 2119
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.
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:
Andrea Vidaurri is a second year student in the General/Experimental Master’s program in Psychology at Fresno State following the completion of her BA in psychology in 2016. While her previous research as focused on the human body and its various physiological responses to stress, her current work examines and addresses the achievement gap that exists in education as well as how increased involvement with High Impact Practices can help students at Fresno State, and elsewhere, begin to close it. Andrea enjoys hearing about the various types of research taking place on campus and helping students relieve their anxiety about statistics in any way she can.
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.
Chris Newmark is a second-year graduate student in the Math MA program where he works as a teaching assistant for MATH 10A. He received his BS in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from SUNY Albany in 2014. After finishing his degree, he worked for a year as a database programmer. His current research focuses on volatility in the currency market and statistical analysis of the crypto-currency market. He loves helping students understand mathematical concepts.
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.
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