The GSA’s Statistics Lab offers free services to all fee-paying graduate students, while the Graduate School of Education’s Data Analysis Lab is only available to students of the School of Education. Students from all disciplines using statistics receive assistance that fits their specific research needs, from the social sciences to STEM fields. The GSA Statistics Lab caters to students with all levels of experience, even those with no statistics background.Depending on your research needs, the lab can discuss many types of research methods, from simple correlations to complex forms of analysis. The lab primarily offers assistance with the technical aspects of projects, including theses, dissertations, and qualifying papers. Most student inquiries fit into three main areas:
1.) Students can discuss elements of the design of their study, including data collection methods and theory/hypothesis testing.
2.) Students can also discuss statistical methods, including the structure of their data, what forms of analysis are appropriate for their study, and how to interpret and display results.
3.) Finally, the lab also helps with programming needs for a variety of statistical software programs, including SPSS, R, SAS, Stata, and others.