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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).

Summer Hours & Contact Information:

Appointments (Zoom and In person)  available at 12:00pm and 1:00pm, most weekdays. Check our calendar for specific dates. Group Sessions are also available this summer, in-person and via Zoom. More info below.

BE SURE TO COMPLETE AN APPOINTMENT INFO FORM BEFORE BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT

CLICK HERE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT OR REGISTER FOR A GROUP SESSION (WORKSHOP) ON OUR NEW SETMORE CALENDAR PAGE!

Please be advised, there are no appointments or sessions available the week of July 15 due to a jury duty summons. Email the studio during this time for questions. 
 

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 

Social Media:

Follow us on Twitter or check us out on YouTube.

 

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 Stdio 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, 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

Any appointment at the GSS can be a Zoom appointment. Simply indicate this when the appointment is made, or email us the date and time of your scheduled appointment to let us know that you would like to meet via Zoom instead. We will email you a link to the Zoom meeting a few minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. 

Zoom is an online meeting and conferencing platform that allows for audio 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 online Zoom meeting and will also call the student on the phone. 

Group Sessions In-person / via Zoom

A block of time (1-4 hours) is scheduled for open study hall environment. Students are encouraged to collaborate with other students and ask questions of an on-hand consultant. The computers in the Graduate Study Center are available for use and do have SPSS. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops, as well. Sessions will be held in the GSS (HML 2120). the Graduate Study Center, or in The Collaboration Hub (HML 2145), depending on space and availability. Check our website for specific dates and times.

 

Need Help with SPSS? Come to a Summer Group Session 

Bring your assignment, collaborate with other students and ask questions. SPSS is available on the computers in the Graduate Study Center, or bring your laptop. 

We will meet in the Graduate Statistics Studio (HML 2120), or join via Zoom. Register now by following this link to our Setmore calendar page and selecting Book Workshop on the left side of the screen.  

Thursday June 20: 2:00-3:00

 

Monday June 24: 12:00-3:00

 

Friday, June 28: 12:00-3:00

 

Monday, July 8: 12:00-2:00

 

Wednesday, July 10: 12:00-2:00

 

Tuesday, July 23: 12:00-2:00

 

Thursday, July 25: 12:00-2:00 

 

Hope to see you there! 

 

Workshops

Workshop Videos

Warming up with Excel

Thinking Ahead (Excel)

Excelling with Pivot Tables (Excel)

Introduction to SPSS

T-tests in SPSS

Correlation and Causation in SPSS

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) 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 pic WS17 pic WS18 pic WS19 pic  WS20 pic 

 

Qualtrics

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.

 

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

 Meet the Staff:

Andrea

 Andrea Vidaurri

Andrea Vidaurri will be completing her master’s degree in General Experimental Psychology at Fresno State in the Summer of 2019.  She began her journey in research as an undergraduate in the the Psychology department honor's program. Andrea is passionate in hearing about the various types of research taking place on campus and enjoys helping students relieve their anxiety about statistics in any way she can.