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.


SUCCESS STORIES OF QM PhD GRADUATES ... 

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 2021-2022

  • Congratulations to Naomi Martinez Gutierrez who was awarded a four year SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2021-2025)!

New stories from past years can be found here.