The SAM Lab, located on the ASU West Campus, provides assistance to New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences students who are enrolled in Social & Behavioral Science courses with an associated program/course fee. The goal of the SAM Lab is to help students better understand the concepts and principles covered in statistics and research methods courses and become familiar with the tools they need to complete assignments and research projects. The lab’s many resources include computer workstations equipped with a range of software packages for conducting quantitative and qualitative research, a team of graduate-level consultants with expertise in statistics and diverse research methods, and state-of-the-art technology for face-to-face and online tutoring/consulting sessions and workshops.
Using the SAM Lab
The SAM Lab is located on the ground floor of the Faculty and Administration Building (FAB) on the ASU West Campus in Room B12. The lab has 15 computer workstations with a variety of statistical computing programs, including SPSS, SAS, R, Stata, NVivo, EQS, MPlus, HLM, LISREL, and AMOS. To receive in-person assistance, students can come by the lab anytime during the weekday operating hours. The SAM Lab is also open on Saturdays on an appointment-only basis.
Students can also receive statistics and research methods assistance online or over the phone by setting up an appointment. Additional information about scheduling appointments and receiving assistance remotely (online or by phone) can be found here.