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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).

Set up your appointment here: Book Now

You will be taken to an appointment info form. Once the form is completed, click on the calendar link to find and book an open appointment. 

Hours & Contact Information:


Monday -Thursday 10:30am to 6:00pm & Friday 10:30am to 2:00pm

Please be advised: Limited hours (10am-2pm only) scheduled for April 3,4,8 and 9. Please plan accordingly.  

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


Phone: 559-278-2451

Group Sessions Now Available!!

Click here to register for Group Sessions

Location: The Collaboration Hub,  HML 2145

(Second Floor of the Henry Madden Library)






Stats Help/SPSS  Group Session

All Sessions 2:00-6:00pm*

*except 4/10: (2-4PM & 5-6PM) with a writing center workshop from 4-5PM

HML 2145

4/1 and 4/15 sessions have been cancelled due to Cesar Chavez Day and Spring Break. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Wed 3/6

Wed 3/20

Wed 3/27

Wed 4/10*

Wed 4/24

SPSS help

Stats help

Excel help

Homework questions

Help with research

Have questions regarding statistics homework or research? Need help with SPSS?

Come to the Hub. HML 2145

Bring your questions and your laptops, Collaborate with others, get help from Kosha, our stats consultant. 

  Register for Groups Session


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, 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. 

 Meet the Staff:


 Andrea Vidaurri

Andrea Vidaurri is working toward a Master’s degree in General / Experimental Psychology. Her previous research involved the collection and monitoring of various physiological responses to stress in individuals experiencing inequality. 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. 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.


Kosha Raval

Kosha Raval is a second-year graduate student in the Biotechnology Master's program at Fresno State. She has a keen interest in research and is currently working on identifying the biological mechanisms through which air pollution interacts with lung cells. Aiming to continue research in the future, Kosha is adept at learning about different topics and would love to help with any research or statistics help that students may need.



Workshop Videos

Warming up with Excel

Thinking Ahead (Excel)

Exceling 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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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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