Centre for Statistical Analysis of Quantitative Data

The Centre's activities will focus on:

  • the implementation of experimental and correlational research in psychology and education, with results characterised by high publishability in international journals;
  • creation of a research base within which to plan, prepare and then carry out externally funded projects (e.g. NCN, NCBiR);
  • carrying out advanced statistical analyses of quantitative data (e.g. structural equation modelling, meta-analyses, Bayesian inference) for those carrying out research within the WSB Academy - employees, doctoral students and students;
  • provide free training in basic and advanced statistical inference techniques to the entire WSB Academy community.

The research planned for 2023-2026 concerns:

  • characteristics of WSB Academy students important for their academic and professional careers, e.g. personality traits, motivation, sense of self-efficacy, etc. It is possible to screen personality traits of all students in a particular field of study, e.g. pedagogy, economics, law, etc., and then assess the extent to which these traits predict life/career succes,
  • inter- and intrapersonal expectations and the mechanism of self-fulfilling prophecy, influencing the activity of individuals in different contexts, e.g. workplace, school, doctor's office, etc. Currently, within this line of research, the function of anxiety as a factor that raises individuals' sensitivity to various social cues, including the expectations of others, e.g. teachers, employers, and self-expectations, e.g. sense of self-efficacy, self-schemas, etc., is intensively analysed. As it appears, the results obtained may have educational and business relevance,
  • the reasons for the disparity between women and men studying in the social-humanities vs. science and technology fields. This research and its findings also have educational and business relevance. Study choices significantly model educational and professional careers, so it is worth asking about the potential rationale for these decisions,
  • minimal social signals and their impact on various behaviours of individuals, e.g. their honesty, generosity, caring for the aesthetics of the workplace, etc., which has measurable consequences, in the form of better educational results (honesty of students during examinations), work results (honesty of employees towards the employer), climate existing in teams (mutual honesty and generosity).

Assoc. Prof. Sławomir Trusz, PhD

Director of the Centre for Statistical Analysis of Quantitative Data