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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).

Consulting Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: The Graduate Study Center is physically closed until further notice.

Virtual appointments via ZOOM are available. Also, please feel free to view our online workshop and resource videos below. 
Schedule an Appointment

Appointment Information:

In-Person Appointments:

You are welcome to come to the Graduate Study Center to meet one-on-one with a statistics consultant.  Each appointment is scheduled for 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.  When studying in the Graduate Study Center and the 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:

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. Stay tuned for future sessions!


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 
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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


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

 Meet the Staff:

 Meet the Staff                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 Alvir Sangha


Alvir Sangha is pursuing an MS in Chemistry. He is also working towards completing the Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods. He graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Molecular and Cellular Biology. When he has free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports.