New: Links below lead to lecture slides.

Teaching Experience and Invited Presentations

Course Directorships
  • (2016, Fall) PSYC 3256 - Design and Analysis, Laurentian University.
  • (2015, Winter) PSYC 3031 - Intermediate Statistics Laboratory, York University.
  • (2014, Summer) An Introduction to Data Analysis with R, Continuing Education workshop given at the annual APA conference.
  • (2014, Summer) An Introduction to Data Analysis with R, Institute for Social Research.
  • (2014, Winter) An Introduction to Data Analysis with R, Institute for Social Research.
  • (2013, Summer) An Introduction to Data Analysis with R, Continuing Education workshop given at the annual APA conference.
  • (2013, Spring) An Applied Introduction to SPSS, Institute for Social Research.
  • (2013, Winter) PSYC 2021 - Introduction to Statistics, York University.
  • (2013, Winter) An Applied Introduction to SPSS, Institute for Social Research.
  • (2012, Fall) An Applied Introduction to SPSS, Institute for Social Research.
Academic Presentations and Conferences
  • Sigal, M. J. (2017, March). Table Dressing: Strategies for improving tabular displays of Monte Carlo simulation results. Lecture given at the Quantitative Methods Forum, York University, Toronto, ON.
  • Friendly, M., & Sigal, M. J. (2017, January). Visualizing tests for equality of covariance matrices. Applied lecture given at the Quantitative Methods Forum, York University, Toronto, ON.
  • Belliveau, A., & Sigal, M. J. (2016, August). Chronological celluloid cartography: Mapping the history of psychology's films. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association conference, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO.
  • Friendly, M., & Sigal, M. J. (2016, June). Visualizing multivariate linear models in R. Paper presented at Cinquiemes Recontres R conference, Toulouse, France.
  • Sigal, M. J. (2016, February).  Everything on the Table: Demystifying the Results of Simulation Studies and Other Complex Tables. Lecture given at the Quantitative Methods Forum, York University, Toronto, ON.
  • Sigal, M. J. (2015, March). Introduction to R for Psychometrics. Full-day applied workshop given at Multi-Health Systems, Inc., Toronto, ON.
  • Sigal, M. J. (2015, January). MSCEIT meets MIRT: Assessing the Psychometric Properties of Emotional Intelligence. Lecture given at the Quantitative Methods Forum, York University, Toronto, ON.
  • Sigal, M. J. (2013, December). Introduction to computerized adaptive testing. Lecture given at York University, Toronto, ON.
  • Sigal, M. J. (2013, October). Multiple trait, multiple method models. Applied lecture given at York University, Toronto, ON.
  • Sigal, M. J. (2013, October). The grammar of (interactive) graphics. Applied lecture given at the Quantitative Methods Forum, York University, Toronto, ON.
  • Sigal, M. J., & Friendly, M. (2013, August). Statistical historiography: Plotting the history of data visualization via the Milestones Project. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Counsell, A., Sigal, M. J., Chalmers, R. P., & Cribbie, R. (2013, May). Extending the Robust Means Modeling Framework. Paper presented at the Modern Modeling Methods conference, Storrs, Connecticut.
  • Friendly, M., & Sigal, M. J. (2013, May). Visualizations for multivariate linear models. Paper to be presented at the Statistical Society of Canada conference, Edmonton, AL.
  • Sigal, M. (2012, July).  From instructions to standards: The maturation of publication policies for American psychology. Paper presented at Cheiron, Montreal, QC.
  • Sigal, M. (2012, June). Counting the seconds: Working with reaction time data. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, NS.
  • Anisef, P., Brown, R., Conley, C., Maldonado, V., Sigal, M. J., & Smith, C. E. (2012, February). The big picture: Visualizing issues of post-secondary education access. Poster presented at the Ontario Education Research Symposium, Toronto, ON.
  • Sigal, M. (2011, November). Make It Pretty! Graphical Post-Processing using Adobe Illustrator. Applied lecture given at the Quantitative Methods Brownbag Series, York University, Toronto, ON.
  • Sigal, M. (2011, November). A Gentle Introduction to SEM. Applied lecture given at York University, Toronto ON.
  • Sigal, M. (2010, June). The Origins of the ‘Bible’: The Historical Roots of the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual. Paper presented at Cheiron, Syracuse, NY.
  • Sigal, M. (2009, November). APA Style: The Publication Manual a Foundation for Discursivity in 20th Century American Psychology. Paper presented at the 2009–2010 History and Theory Evening Colloquium Series, Toronto, ON.
  • Sigal, M. (2008). The Influence of Visual Media on Fluid Intelligence. Poster presented at the 2007-08 Bishop's University Research Week.
Guest Lecturer
  • PSYC 4170: Introduction to Linear and Multiple Regression
  • PSYC 3031: Intermediate Statistics Laboratory: Lectures on R Markdown and Inferential Statistics with R, September 2013.
  • Introduction to SPSS Training Workshop, Ministry of Child and Youth Services, April 2011.
  • General Arts and Science Program Review, Sheridan College, February 2011.
  • Statistical Thinking and Methodology for Medical Research, University of Toronto, August 2010.
  • Applied Statistics for Graduate-Level Theses in Dentistry, University of Toronto, August 2009.
Teaching Assistant Positions
  • (Fall, 2013) - PSYC 3031 - Intermediate Statistics Laboratory with Prof. C. Smith.
  • (Summer, 2013) - Introduction to Regression with Dr. D. Flora.
  • (Summer, 2012) - Theory and Practice of Linear and Mixed Models with Dr. J. Fox, as part of SPIDA 2012.
  • (Summer, 2012) - Introduction to R with Dr. J. Fox, as part of SPIDA 2012.
  • (Winter, 2012) - A Gentle Introduction to R with Prof. C. Smith.
  • (Winter, 2012) - An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling with Prof. C. Mara.
  • (Fall, 2011) - An Introduction to SPSS with Prof. L. Fiksenbaum.
  • (2011-2012) PSYC 6130 - Univariate Analysis with Dr. E. Ross.
  • (2011-2012) PSYC 6130 - Univariate Analysis with Dr. R. Cribbie.
  • (Summer, 2011) - Introduction to SPSS with Prof. L. Fiksenbaum.
  • (2010-2011) PSYC 2020 - Statistical Methods I and II with Dr. J. Check.
  • (Fall, 2010) - Introduction to SPSS with Prof. S. Jones.
  • (2009-2010) PSYC 2020 - Statistical Methods I and II with Dr. J. Check.
  • (2008) PSYC 3090 - Psychological Measurement with Dr. Z. Marjanovic.