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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Summer Hours & Contact Information:

Open Hours:

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

Drop in Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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

We're Hiring! - The Graduate Statistics Studio is hiring a Graduate Statistics Consultant!

Graduate Statistics Consultants work one-on-one with master's and doctoral students, assisting them in the application of statistical methods. Consultants explain and clarify statistical concepts, and provide support with the creation, import, and cleaning of data. To accomplish this, graduate statistics consultants are trained in effective learning facilitation approaches, and are required to attend training sessions, shadow other consultants, and participate in Studio meetings regularly.

For more information about the job, see the full position description and the application instructions.

Deadline to apply has been extended to August 1st!

Workshops:

Enroll in workshops here.

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

Title

Date/

Time

Outlet/

Program

Description

Introduction To SPSS

April 4

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

ZOOM

SPSS

Beginner: 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. 
Introduction to R with Rstudio

April 6

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

In Person

R Studio

Intermediate: This workshop will cover some of the basics of R and its coding. We will cover the basics of R, what R Studio is, computing a variable, how to set up variables, and how to call tabular data.
Digging deep into literature with Nvivo April 6
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 ZOOM

NVIVO

Beginner: This workshop will cover the basics of Nvivo and some of the coding queries and matrix coding queries so that you can easily analyze common themes among your literature.
T-tests in SPSS April 18
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

ZOOM

SPSS

Intermediate: 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.
Tips and Qualtrics April 20
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

In Person

Qualtrics

Intermediate: 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.
Tips and Qualtrics

April 20

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

ZOOM

Qualtrics

Intermediate: 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.
Correlation and causation in spss April 25
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

ZOOM

SPSS

Intermediate: This workshop will cover the Pearson’s R correlation in SPSS. We will cover when to use a Pearson’s R correlation, how to run the test, and how to interpret the output for the test.
Tips and Qualtrics April 27
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
In Person

Qualtrics

Intermediate: 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.
Warming up with Excel April 27
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
ZOOM

Excel

Beginner: This workshop will cover some of the basics of Microsoft Excel. This workshop is very welcoming to those who have never used Excel before. We will cover the layout of Excel, entering data into excel, some useful functions, and how to make some basic tables and charts.

 

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. 

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.  If the Graduate Statistics Studio door is open (i.e., the "Consultation in Progress" sign is not posted), students are welcome to "drop-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 Open Hours

Every Friday from 9:00 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!

 Meet the Staff:

Hope

 photo of Hope

Hope is in her second year of the General Experimental Psychology MA program. Her research interests are in personality assessment, interpersonal relationships, and romantic attraction. She graduated from Fresno State in 2015 with her Bachelors of Psychology. When she's not busy with school you can find her painting and or baking. 

Rachel

photo of RachelRachel 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. Rachel loves traveling to other countries and loves sashimi and sushi.

 

Video Resources:

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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