Graduate Statistics Studio

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Welcome to the Graduate Statistics Studio

The graduate statistics studio provides research and statistical consulting to all graduate students. We will be available for virtual appointments (via ZOOM) once classes start in the fall.

Summer 2021: We don't have any statistics consultants available in the summer; however, please feel to browse through our online resources below.

2021 Fall Semester Hours: coming soon!


Schedule an Appointment

Appointment Information:

In Person Appointments:

Currently, in person appointments have been suspended. We are available to meet virtually via ZOOM. 

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. 

For the fall semester, we will be conducting all appointments virtually via ZOOM, please email us at to see if we have any last minute cancellations.

Virtual Appointments: ZOOM

 For the fall semester, all of our appointments will be conducted virtually via 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 student can dial into the ZOOM meeting via phone using a phone number provided by the consultant.

SPSS Videos


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

Research Process Workshop Series

Finding a Research Interest

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Creating a Research Question

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Writing a Methods Section

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Reliability and Validity

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Results vs. Discussion

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Additional Resources


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.

Meet the Staff

Our staff can help with the following stats-related topics:

  1. The following parametric tests:

-One sample t-test

-Two sample t-test (independent samples t-test)

-Balanced one way ANOVA

-Two way ANOVA

-One way repeated measures ANOVA

-Two way repeated measures ANOVA

-Mann Whitney U test

-Simple correlation analysis

  1. Some simple non-parametric alternatives to the mentioned tests
  2. Identification of dependent/independent variables
  3. Choosing the right test based on the type of data
  4. p value and effect size determination and interpretation for the mentioned tests
  5. Sample size determination
  6. Formatting data on excel to make it readable by SPSS
  7. Using SPSS (e.g. adding data, running simple analyses to determine normality, skewness, or kurtosis, etc).
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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. 
Simran Nagra Simran Nagra: is completing the General Experimental MA program in the Psychology Department with a certificate in Research Data Analysis. She graduated from Fresno State with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in French. During her free time, Simran loves to read books and plays Among Us.