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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 12:00 P.M.

Drop in Hours:

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

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


Phone: 559-278-2451


Enroll in workshops here.

Sample Data for workshops.

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







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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:

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 V

 Andrea Vidaurri

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 G

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.

Chris N

 Chris Newmark

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 W

 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.



Workshop Videos

Warming up with Excel

Thinking Ahead (Excel)

Exceling with Pivot Tables (Excel)

Introduction to SPSS

T-tests in SPSS

Research Process Workshop Series

Finding a Research Interest Creating a Research Question Writing a Method Section Reliability and Validity  Results vs Discussion 
WS16 WS17 WS18 WS19  WS20 


SPSS Videos


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


6. Manual creation of data in SPSS

7.Manual data input in EXCEL 


8. Import data from Excel


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


All T-Test

One Sample T-Test

Independent Sample T-Test

Paired Sample T-Test




Additional Resources

Bar Chart 

Pie Chart

Creating a Histogram



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


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

 Add-Ons Instructions


Calculating N

*Calculating N PDF


Calculating Percentages 

*Calculating Percentages PDF


Creating Graphs

*Creating Graphs PDF


 Calculating Standard Deviations 

*Calculating Standard Deviations PDF


Calculating Correlations

*Calculating Correlations PDF 


Calculating Independent T-Test

*Calculating Independent T-Test PDF


Calculating Dependent T-Test

*Calculating Dependent T-Test PDF


Calculating One-Way ANOVA

*Calculating One-Way ANOVA PDF

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