Statistical Consulting Services

The College of Education’s free Statistical Consulting Services are available to assist graduate students and faculty with quantitative skills and research support across multiple disciplines (i.e. educatoin, psychology, public health). We are here to provide resources, in-person project support, or tutoring in statistics or other areas that involve quantitative skills. Students and faculty from the UMass Center for Educational Assessment (Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics degree programs) are available to provide guidance and assistance with the following methodological and statistical procedures, and more! 

Research Design Multivariate Analysis
Drawing Samples Factor Analysis
Modes of Data Collection Power Analysis
Reliability & Validity Studies Longitudinal & Multi-Level Data Analysis
Survey Development Structural Equation Models
Interpretation & Presentation of Results Statistical Software Support - Excel, SPSS, SAS, Mplus, & R
Regression Analysis ANOVA

The College of Education’s free Statistical Consulting Services are available during both fall and spring semesters and begin during the first few weeks of classes.  Consulting services will conclude at the end of the last week of classes each semester.  Students and faculty can take advantage of statistical consulting services during the following drop-in hours, as well as by appointment.

Appointments/Drop-In Hours

Consultants are available five days a week to provide assistance to all students in the College of Education.  View the current semester drop-in hours below.

Monday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Furcolo N173
Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Furcolo W047
Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Furcolo N113 (March 20th Furcolo W059)
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Furcolo N173
Friday 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Furcolo N173 (March 1st Furcolo N125)

Services are also available by appointment. Please email jlewi0@umass.edu with a brief description of your question and a few days/times that work for your schedule. 

Workshops

Improve your data analytic and research skills with various 45-minute workshops provided by the UMass Center for Educational Assessment (Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP) Concentration) students and faculty.

Spring 2019 Workshops

 

Date and Time   Location Title Description

Tuesday 
Feb. 12 
4:00 p.m.

Furcolo W201 Data Analysis in Excel: Using Basic Functions

This workshop will review the basics of data entry and analysis in Excel. We will explore some methods for accurate data entry and learn how to conduct simple analyses using basic functions in Excel.

Tuesday
Feb. 19 
1:00 p.m.

Furcolo W201

Data Visualization: Creating Plots & Graphs in Excel

This workshop will be an exploration of the utilities in Excel that support the graphical representations of data. Participants should come prepared for an applied experience that will allow for them to take away useful skills in data visualization for presentations, reports & manuscripts.

Thursday
Feb. 26
4:00 p.m.
Furcolo W201

Data Analysis in Excel:  Using Basic Functions

This workshop will review the basics of data entry and analysis in Excel. We will explore some methods for accurate data entry and learn how to conduct simple analyses using basic functions in Excel.  

Thursday
March 7 12:00 p.m. 

Furcolo W201

An Introduction to R        

This workshop will serve as a basic introduction to R and is appropriate for anyone that has little or no experience using R. We will introduce the interface, explore some basic concepts, and create simple code segments.  

Friday
March 22 12:00 p.m.
Furcolo W201

Data Visualization Using R

This workshop will be an introduction to applying data visualization tools in R. This workshop is intended for participants with minimal experience using R. We will explore some of the basic graphing and plotting features available in R.  

Attendees should bring their own computers, and we will provide assistance with installing the software if needed.

Questions? Please email jlewi0@umass.edu.