Quantitative Methods for Psychology

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 MA and PhD 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.

Welcome Dr. Xijuan (Cathy) Zhang!!

The Quantitative Methods Area of the Department of Psychology recently hired Dr. Cathy Zhang as an Assistant Professor to start July 1, 2021. We are very excited to have Dr. Zhang join the Quantitative Methods Area!


We have had five students obtain a PhD in Quantitative Methods since the program began in 2009. Here is what they are up to today:

  • Constance Mara (PhD, 2013)
    • Assistant Professor (Quantitative Methods), Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Laura Mills (PhD, 2014)
    • Director, Research & Evaluation at Pine River Institute
  • R. Philip Chalmers (PhD, 2016)
    • Assistant Professor (Quantitative Methods), Department of Psychology, York University (formerly Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Georgia)
  • Alyssa Counsell (PhD, 2017)
    • Assistant Professor (Quantitative Methods), Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
  • Matt Sigal (PhD, 2017)
    • Continuing Lecturer (Quantitative Methods), Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University

NEWS FOR 2020-2021

  • Congratulations to Stephanie Bell who was awarded a 2020-2021 Canadian Graduate Scholarship – Masters (SSHRC)!
  • Congratulations to Naomi Martinez Gutierrez who was awarded a 2020-2021 Canadian Graduate Scholarship – Masters (SSHRC)!
  • Congratulations to Naomi Martinez Gutierrez ... winner of the 2019 Michael Friendly Award for Best Quantitative Methods Research by a Graduate Student with the Department of Psychology at York University. Naomi's paper focuses on statistical suppression within psychological research.
  • Congratulations to Linda Farmus who was awarded a 2020-2024 SSHRC Joseph Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship!

New stories from past years can be found here.

Quantitative Methods Forum

The Quantitative Methods Forum is held every Monday from 10:00 - 11:30. See details here.