Background

 

Victoria Briones

Victoria Briones

Dr. Briones graduated with a PhD in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. While completing her graduate studies, she taught applied regression analysis to graduate students in education and psychology. Students enjoyed her regression course because she was able to translate complex statistical concepts into a language that the “stats phobic” students could easily understand. Victoria was also an assistant lecturer in research methods (and received the highest mean evaluation for teaching performance). After graduating, she was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. As a fellow, she conducted statistical analyses and wrote articles on negotiation behavior and conflict resolution with her former dissertation adviser.

In the last two years, Victoria has worked as a statistical consultant, helping graduate students in psychology, education, nursing, biology, and business hone their study hypotheses, arrive at better operational definitions of their study variables, and improve procedures to increase the internal and/or external validity of their study. She also performed general statistical procedures such as reliability analyses, non-parametric tests (e.g., Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis, and chi-square tests), t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and linear regression. Further, she conducted multivariate tests such as multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), logistic regression, and structural equation modeling (SEM; using AMOS, LISREL, and EQS). Victoria also created summary tables and graphs of statistical findings and helped students interpret their study results. More importantly, she enjoyed explaining basic statistical procedures and findings to clients who had a limited understanding of such concepts.

Experience

 

Psychometrics Consultant
Evaluated and edited methodology sections for dissertations.
Conducted general statistical procedures such as t-tests, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, and linear regression.
Conducted higher level statistical tests such as multivariate analysis of variance, logistic regression, hierarchical linear modeling, and structural equation modeling (using AMOS, LISREL, and EQS).
Summarized, interpreted, and explained findings to clients who had a limited understanding of statistical procedures.
Research Fellow
Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts.

Wrote negotiation-related articles for conferences and journals.
Conducted statistical analyses for studies on multi-rater feedback on negotiation behavior.
Summarized findings from resulting analyses.