Statistical Consulting

Statistical Consulting


The psychology department offers statistics and research consulting to psychology graduate students, psychology postdoctoral fellows, and psychology faculty members. This service is not available to psychology undergraduates or members of other departments. The department’s consultants are available to assist with the research process from the point of design and preregistration through the selection, implementation, and troubleshooting of analytical techniques. To facilitate the consultation process, please email a description of your problem to the consultant with whom you will meet at least 5 days prior to your scheduled appointment. This will give your consultant time to prepare for the consultation and the opportunity to contact you if clarification is needed. Generally speaking, your email should include information on the following:

  1. Research question
  2. Hypothesis
  3. Summary of preliminary analyses performed
  4. Output of analyses you have already performed, if appropriate
  5. Summary of analytical techniques you are considering


Meet the Consultant:


Dr. Andrew Smith

Office: 475C Science Hall

Email ( to schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith





  • Dr. Smith performs experimental research on memory, judgment, and decision-making, primarily in the context of eyewitness identification research. This research focus has led him to develop expertise in categorical data analysis, signal detection theory, and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. He has taught graduate courses on these techniques and on many other analytic procedures. He also has expertise in regression analysis, including with linear mixed-effects models. Dr. Smith also has considerable experience with open science practices including preregistering studies and with sharing analysis code and data. In terms of statistical software, Dr. Smith primarily uses R, but also has expertise Excel and SPSS and has occasionally used MATLAB, LISREL, and JMP.

Additional statistical consulting is available through the department of statistics.