CASTLE Lab

The Computing and Statistical Technology Laboratories in Education (CASTLE) is a computer lab available to students and faculty for data analysis and research consultation. It is located on the main campus in the Teaching Academy, Room 305. The lab computers are equipped with various quantitative and qualitative software packages including SPSS, SAS, AMOS, LISREL, Multilog, Mplus and Nvivo. The lab instructors provide instructional services to graduate students and faculty, which include research design development, demonstration of software packages, guidance for processing quantitative and qualitative data, and some statistical troubleshooting.

There are three lab instructors with a variety of skills and specializations. They are:

Instructor

Specialization

Dr. M.H. Clark
(Main Campus)

Specializes in research design, causal inference, univariate statistics, and multivariate statistics; she is familiar with SPSS, SAS, and Excel.

Dr. Shiva Jahani
(Main Campus)

Specializes in research methodology, advanced data analytics, data collection, and technical writing; she is familiar with SPSS, Mplus, SmartPLS, WarpPLS, and Excel.

Ms. Fidan Sideifzada

Specializes research methods and statistical analysis; she is familiar with Stata.

Feel free to contact Dr. Clark or Dr. Jahani if you have any questions about the lab or would like to schedule an appointment.

Remote Consultation

To schedule a remote session via Zoom:

  • Send an email to the instructor listed below depending on the day and time that you would like a consultation. For example, if you would like to meet with someone on Tuesday afternoon, please contact Dr. Jahani to schedule an appointment with her. Please let us know both your preferred time slot and a second choice.
  • Please give us 24 hours’ notice to reply.
  • Since we do not know how many clients we will need to meet with each day, each consultation will be 30 minutes. Appointments will be made based on our availability.

Summer CASTLE HOURS

May 16th - August 5th

NOTE: CASTLE is only open when classes are in session.*

Main Campus
Teaching Academy, Room 305

Monday (TA 305)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday (TA 305)

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Remote
NOTE: Appointments are needed to meet virtually during these times. Email the Instructor to make an appointment.

Monday (remote)
Email Dr. Jahani

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday (remote)
Email Ms. Sideifzada

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday (remote)
Email Dr. Clark

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday (remote)
Email Ms. Sideifzada

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

* CASTLE will be closed on:

  • Monday, May 30th, for Memorial Day
  • Monday, July 4th, for Independence Day

DAY

TIME

INSTRUCTOR

EMAIL

Monday

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Dr. Jahani

Tuesday

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dr. Clark

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