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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Graduate Statistics Studio

Welcome to the Graduate Statistics Studio

The graduate statistics studio provides research and statistical consulting to all graduate students.

Fall 2022 Consulting Hours:

Feel free to check appointment availability and book an appointment online.

Mondays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (in person or via Zoom); 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Zoom only)

Tuesdays: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (in person or via Zoom); 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Zoom only)

Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. (in person or via Zoom)

Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (in person or via Zoom)

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Zoom only)

Schedule an Appointment

Appointment Information:

We are happy to meet with you when you come into the Graduate Student Success Center.  Please note, in person appointments are available as long as they are between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Any appointments avaialble outside those hours will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

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.

 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 virtual 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

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.

headshot Courtney Hill Originally from Washington State, Courtney completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Fresno State as a transfer student after receiving her AA from Fresno City College. Currently a student in the General Experimental MA program, her focus is on building a solid foundation of knowledge concerning research design and methods through coursework and lab participation. She plans to apply her educational experiences to conduct ethical and meaningful research now and in the future.
Arlo Liang staff picture Arlo Liang Arlo Liang is a second-year student in the General Experimental Psychology Program. He
obtained his B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University. He is currently researching whether social loafing influences efforts put forth when brainstorming strategies for combatting climate change.



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)