Dr. Alyssa Counsell is the lab director for the Psychology and Statistics Education Research (PASER) Lab. She joined the Department of Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) in 2018. Dr. Counsell is primarily interested in the scholarship of learning and teaching. She studies topics such as statistics anxiety, attitudes toward statistics and statistical software, and statistics literacy. She also works to identify statistical challenges for applied researchers and explore ways to better emphasize research transparency and open science practices. 

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  • Kunicki, Z., Counsell, A., & Harlow, L. L. (in press). Psychometric evaluations of eight attitudes towards quantitative methods measures. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

  • Counsell, A., & Cribbie, R. A. (accepted). Student attitudes toward learning statistics with R. Psychology Teaching Review. [preprint]

  • Hoyda, J. J., Counsell, A., & Cribbie, R. A. (2019). Traditional and Bayesian approaches for testing mean equivalence and a lack of association. The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 15(1), 12–24. [paper

  • Counsell, A., & Harlow, L. L. (2017). Reporting practices and use of quantitative methods in Canadian journal articles in psychology. Canadian Psychology, 58(2), 140-147. [paper]

  • Counsell, A., Cribbie, R. A, & Harlow, L. L. (2016). Increasing literacy in quantitative methods: The key to the future of Canadian psychology. Canadian Psychology, 57(3), 193-201. [paper]

  • Counsell, A., & Cribbie, R. A. (2015). Equivalence tests for comparing correlation and regression coefficients. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. 68(2), 292-309. [paper]

Dr. Alyssa Counsell

Lab Director