Recent Publications

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  • Self-compassion and proactive coping: Moving beyond ordinary to extraordinary coping

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  • Reevaluating the Essen Climate Evaluation Schema: A case study from the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

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  • Graphical methods for multivariate linear models in psychological research: An R tutorial

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Presentations and Invited Lectures

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Teaching

I have had the pleasure of directing the following classes:

  • PSYC210: Introduction to Data Analyis (Simon Fraser University, 2018; 2019)
  • PSYC301: Intermediate Data Analysis and Research Methods (Simon Fraser University, 2018; 2019)
  • PSYC201: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (Simon Fraser University, 2018)
  • PSYC391/715: Special Topics course on Data Communication (Simon Fraser University, 2018)
  • PSYC3256: Design and Analysis (Laurentian University, 2016)
  • PSYC3031: Intermediate Statistics Laboratory (York University, 2015)
  • PSYC2021: Introduction to Statistics (York University, 2013)

In addition, I have run the following short courses and workshops:

  • (2014, Summer) Data Analysis with R, American Psychological Association
  • (2014, Summer) Data Analysis with R, Institute for Social Research
  • (2014, Winter) Data Analysis with R, Institute for Social Research
  • (2013, Summer) Data Analysis with R, American Psychological Association
  • (2013, Spring) Introduction to SPSS, Institute for Social Research
  • (2013, Winter) Introduction to SPSS, Institute for Social Research
  • (2012, Fall) Introduction to SPSS, Institute for Social Research
  • (2011) Introduction to SPSS, Ministry of Child and Youth Services

Scholarships & Awards

  • 2017 - M. Friendly Award for Quantitative Methodology Research, York University
  • 2015 - Excellence in Innovation, Multi-Health Systems
  • 2013 - Professional Development Fund, CUPE 3903, York University
  • 2013 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2012 - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • 2012 - Professional Development Fund, CUPE 3903, York University
  • 2011 - Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Teaching Assistantship Award, Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology
  • 2010 - Research Cost Fund, CUPE 3903, York University
  • 2008 - Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarship, York University
  • 2008 - Certificate of Academic Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Canadian Psychological Association
  • 2004-2008 - Academic Honour Roll, Bishop’s University

Notes from Flatland

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A brief vignette on incorporating interactions with continuous predictors.

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A demonstration of a custom function for generating stratified random samples from an arbitrary number of factors.

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Lecture slides from a presentation on the structure and implementation of interactive graphics.

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Contact

  • msigal@sfu.ca
  • (778) 782-5873
  • 6155 Robert C. Brown Hall, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6.