Quantitative Psychology

Quantitative methods for Psychology include the development, evaluation and application of novel quantitative methods in a number of broad areas including measurement, research design, statistical analysis and graphical statistics. The American Psychological Association explains "What is quantitative psychology?" here.

Our quantitative methods program officially commenced in September 1, 2009, offering M.A. and Ph.D. graduate degrees in Psychology with a specialization in quantitative methods. Our faculty and graduate students are actively involved in researching, teaching, and consulting, and offer training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

NEWS FOR 2016/2017

  • Congratulations to Philip Chalmers and Matthew Sigal for landing tenure-track jobs! Phil will be joining the Department of Education at the University of Georgia in Fall 2017 and Matt will be joining the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Winter 2018!
  • Congratulations to Alyssa Counsell for winning the award for Best Student Presentation - Quantitative Methods Section at the 2016 Canadian Psychological Association conference.
  • Congratulations to Cathy LaBrish and Joo Ann Lee who were finalists in the SAS Global Forum 2016 Student Symposium, placing among the top 8 out of 63 internationally.
  • Congratulations to Jamie Kim for successfully completing her M.A. and starting a Ph.D. program in in Consciousness and Society at the University of West Georgia.
  • Congratulations to Joo Ann Lee for being the recipient of the 2015 Michael Friendly Award for her master's thesis titled "Effect sizes for single case experimental designs and their utility for a meta-analysis: a simulation study".
  • Older news has been archived here.

Departmental Colloquium

The Quantitative Methods Forum is held every Monday from 10:00 - 11:30 in the Norm Endler Seminar Room (BSB 164). Check back for information on upcoming external speakers.


 2016 AWARDS

  • Alyssa Counsell and Heather Davidson were both awarded the competitive Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2016-2017.
  • Dr. Jolynn Pek was awarded the Early Researcher Award by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation on a project titled "Enhancing research with uncertainty quantification: Assessing what we don't know about our results" for 2016-2021.
  • Dr. Rob Cribbie was awarded an Insight grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada for a project titled "Advanced applications of equivalence testing: Bayesian and frequentist approaches" for 2016-2021.