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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.


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 2019-2020

  • Congratulations to Linda Farmus, the 2019 recipient of the 'Student Presentation Award' for the Quantitative Methods Section of CPA! Her presentation was entitled "Incidence and Interpretation of Statistical Suppression in Psychological Research".
  • Congratulations to Nataly Beribisky for successfully defending her MA thesis entitled "A Multi-Faceted Mess: A Review of Statistical Power Analysis in Psychology Journal Articles". Accepted without revision!
  • Congratulations to Nataly Beribisky who was awarded a 2019-2022 SSHRC Joseph Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship!
  • Congratulations to Linda Farmus who was awarded a 2019-2020 Ontario Graduate Scholarship!

Quantitative Methods Forum

The Quantitative Methods Forum is held every Monday from 10:00 - 11:30 in the Norm Endler Seminar Room (BSB 164). See details here.