Staff

To reserve a time with any of the staff, go to the QUAD group on WISE.

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    James Friedrich

    Professor of Psychology, QUAD Center Co-Director
    Smullin 224 (and Smullin 259)

    I am a social psychologist by training and do research in areas such as judgment and decision making (including quantitative reasoning), attitude change, and survey/scale development. I have a long teaching history in statistics and research design and a basic knowledge of multiple statistical software packages such as Data Desk, SPSS, SYSTAT, Minitab, and VassarStats. I will be working in the Center helping other assistants during portions of their hours. Iʼm also available by appointment for consultations and special projects. Appointments can be requested via email; be sure to include the word “QUAD” in the subject line.

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    Kelley Strawn

    Associate Professor of Sociology, QUAD Center Co-Director
    Smullin 224 (and Smullin 212)

    By training, I am a political sociology and social movements scholar. In recent years, I have done some exploratory work on religious affiliation in the United States, and specifically on the changing influence of predictors of religious non-affiliation over time.  I work with several quantitative modeling strategies, especially OLS regression and logistic regression. I have for many years been teaching courses in introductory social statistics and applied quantitative research methods, as well as courses on data collection, survey design, and opinion-polling basics. I've worked extensively with the statistical packages SYSTAT and SPSS, and I have a working familiarity with Stata and DataDesk. I also have expertise in accessing and using "big data sets" - publicly available survey and/or government-sponsored data sources. I am always happy to schedule appointments to help students and colleagues with their work, so please contact me via email (kstrawn@willamette.edu) if I might be of assistance.

     

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    Fiona Murphy WU'19

    QUAD Center Assistant
    Smullin 224

    Fall 2017 Hours:
    Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    I am a junior Sociology major. I have taken Sociological Statistics (SOC 231) as well as Sociology's Quantitative Research Methods course (SOC 401) and as such have experience with SYSTAT, Excel, and SAS. I also took Modeling with Calculus (MATH 140) so I have some limited experience with the statistical package R. As a Sociology major, I have experience working with surveys and publicly accessible data sets of the type commonly used in the social sciences.  

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    Journey Penney WU'18

    QUAD Center Assistant
    Smullin 224

    Fall 2017 Hours:
    Mon 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Tues 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm & Wed 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    I am a senior Mathematics major and Psychology minor. I have taken Research Methods & Analysis I (PSYC 252) and Accelerated Statistics (MATH 239). I have experience tutoring in the Mathematics Department. In addition, I have gained statistical skills through a Biostatistics summer program I took a General Biostatistics course and worked on a research project that investigated the genetic risk factors for preterm birth. This year, I am also doing an internship at the Department of Human Services to learn about text-based analysis methods. My statistics software background is in R/RStudio, to which I'm adding experience with SYSTAT.

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    Kyra Faulstich WU'19

    QUAD Center Assistant
    Smullin 224

    Fall 2017 Hours:
    Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm & Thurs 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    I am a senior Exercise Science and Psychology double major with a minor in Chemistry. Some relevant classes I've taken in biology/exercise science/psychology include Ecology, Evolution, & Diversity (BIO 12), Cell Biology and Genetics (BIO 130), PDAP (BIO 244), Human Physiology (BIO 260), Exercise Physiology (EXSCI 360), and Research Methods and Analysis I & II (Psych 252 & 253). I also have backgrounds in calculus and statistics. I am currently taking Organic Chemistry, the EXSCI thesis seminar, and ExSci clinical applications. Software programs I use include SYSTAT, Data Desk, Excel, and VassarStats.  

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    Lina Truong WU'18

    QUAD Center Assistant
    Smullin 224

    Fall 2017 Hours:
    Sun 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Mon 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm, & Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

    I'm a senior Psychology and Chinese Studies double major. I've been working in several labs in the Psychology Department since the end of my freshman year. I've worked with professors researching topics regarding survival processing in human memory, the self serving bias/bias blind spot in social psychology, and human sexuality in clinical psychology. This has allowed me to gain knowledge in data analysis and research design. I have taken Psychology's Research Methods and Analysis I & II (PSYC 252W-253), along with completing calculus through MATH 153. I also took my psychology thesis on Human Experimental Psychology, which focused on designing and running experiments. In addition to my research and statistics background, I am comfortable with various statistical and research design packages such as SYSTAT, Data Desk and Media Lab.  

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    Maximilian Kroner-Dale WU'18

    QUAD Center Assistant
    Smullin 224

    Fall 2017 Hours:
    Sun 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm & Tues 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    I am a senior Economics major, with minors in Psychology and Math. I am taking on special responsibilities this term in providing support for students in IDS 138 (Applied Statistics). I have taken Economics Statistics (ECON 230), Accelerated Statistics (MATH 239), and am currently enrolled in Econometrics (ECON 452). I have also completed Accelerated Calculus (MATH 151 & 152), Multivariable Calculus (MATH 249), and am currently enrolled in Differential Equations (MATH 256). I have some experience with social science research in the field from spending my past two summers doing Behavioral Economics research at Duke University. I have a background in using R for data analysis, and am developing my skills with SYSTAT.

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    Ruolin Gou WU'18

    QUAD Center Assistant
    Smullin 224

    Fall 2017 hours:
    Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Tues 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, & Fri 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

    I am a senior Psychology major and Economics minor. I have taken Economic Statistics (ECON 230), Accelerated Statistics (MATH 239), and Research Methods and Analysis I & II (PSYC 252 & PSYC 253). I am currently taking Introductory Econometrics (ECON 452). I have background in Excel, SYSTAT, and Data Desk, and have some experience working with SPSS and Minitab software. In addition, I have worked with Professor Melissa Witkow on research into in-school friendships and with Professor James Friedrich in studying bias blind spot. I have gained experience in designing research, collecting and inputting data, and doing analysis using statistical software packages.