Statistical Studio

About Us

The Statistical Consulting Studio provides support to CEHS faculty and graduate student in the form of individualized appointments, small group training, and methodological workshops. Ideally, assistance begins early in research planning and study design with advice regarding power analysis, sampling issues, and data management.  Guidance is available for identifying appropriate quantitative analysis, implementation of statistical tests, interpretation of results, and generating graphical displays. A wide range of software is supported, including SPSS, R, G*Power, and Mplus.  Consultants may also review methods and results sections of publications and grants. 

Eligibility & Scope

Faculty and graduate students from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services are eligible to receive methodological and statistical consulting assistance from the Stat Studio. This service is provided for free as a benefit to the faculty and graduate students for up to 10 hours per semester. The vast majority of consultations can be concluded within this timeframe. Situations requiring longer-term consultations will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis with the client and the director of the Stat Studio in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Research. The Stat Studio does not provide consultation for course-related projects or tutoring.

Available Services

Individualized Consulting  Small Group Training Workshop Series

Contact

Location: Education Building 455
Phone: 797-0169
Email: Sarah.Schwartz@usu.edu

Hours

We are open year-round (except University holidays).

Book meetings through the appointment manager. You can also email or call to request for additional availability.

Our Staff

Sarah Schwartz
www.sarahschwartzstats.com
Director, head consultant
Research Assistant Professor
Psychology Department
PhD in Statistics


Sarah Schwartz

Demi Culianos

demi.culianos@usu.edu
Statistical Consultant
Doctoral Student
Psychology Department
Sociobehavioral Epidemiology Program


Demi Culianos

 

Consulting

For Faculty and Research Staff

Stat Studio will provide assistance in research planning and study design, offer methodological and analytical advice, assist with the interpretation of results, run power and statistical analyses, generate graphical data displays, and review the methods and results sections of publications and grants.

For Graduate Students

Stat Studio will provide assistance with research planning and study design issues, as well as offer methodological and analytical advice, and assist with the interpretation of results, but will not conduct statistical analyses for student research.

For Undergraduate Students

Stat Studio will provide the same assistance that is available for graduate students, but only for Honors or Senior Thesis projects.

Examples of Available Services

  • Data management advice
  • Providing advice on developing surveys, rating scales, and tests
  • Guidance on sampling issues
  • Identifying the appropriate statistical test(s) for a research question
  • Assistance with interpreting statistical output

Unavailable Services

  • Data entry, cleaning, or validation
  • Statistical tutoring for coursework
  • Computer, non-statistical software, or word processing support