Statistical Consulting Service

The Department of Psychology is pleased to provide statistical consulting to faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows (consulting is not available to undergraduates and members of other departments). Our consultants are available to assist with tasks ranging from advice on study design, selecting appropriate analytic techniques, and troubleshooting data analyses to strategizing analysis plans for grant proposals and other large-scale projects.

Appointments with consultants are bookable using Google Docs (view the current schedule for the next few weeks here. You can login to Google using our consulting account information to book yourself into an available timeslot. If you have not already received login information, please contact a consultant.

You will get the most out of a consulting meeting if you can come prepared to discuss the following: (1) your research questions and hypotheses. What problem are you trying to solve? What do you expect to find? (2) any preliminary work you’ve done or methods you’re considering using to analyze your data; and, if applicable, (3) analysis output, if you’re struggling to interpret it. If you’re working on something complex, reach out to a consultant in advance of your appointment with some preliminary information.

Andrea Howard  

Office: SSRB 314-H                      

My areas of strength include measurement, factor analysis, structural equation modelling, multilevel modelling, and regression. I was first trained as a developmental psychologist, and consequently I have a strong background and interest in methods for longitudinal data analysis. Managing missing data and strategies for handing categorical data in longitudinal research are among the most frequently-asked topics I encounter in consulting. I work primarily in the SAS and Mplus software packages, but am also familiar with SPSS and HLM.

Craig Leth-Steensen

Office: LA A535

My academic interests are Adult Cognition and Decision Making, Cognitive Development, Computational Modeling, and Statistical Methods. I have taught quantitative-based, graduate-level courses in Advanced ANOVA, Advanced Regression, Logistic Regression and Categorical Data Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Psychometrics, and Connectionist Modeling. I have also studied Psychophysics and Multidimensional Scaling and am familiar with both Cluster Analysis and Latent Class Models as well as with HLM (particularly as it pertains to repeated measures ANOVA and regression designs). I can help run analyses in SPSS, MPlus, HLM, IRTPro, AMOS, and LISREL. I also have experience writing Matlab programs and have dealt a bit with running analyses in both R and SAS.