Psychology Faculty

Daniel J. Denis, Ph.D.

Daniel J. Denis, Ph.D.

Professor of Quantitative Psychology

Office: Skaggs Bldg 369
Office Hours:

Office hours for fall 2020: Wednesday, 12-3pm (ZOOM) or by appointment (ZOOM)


Psyc. 222: Psychological Statistics (UGRAD)
Psyc. 296: Independent Study "Teaching Statistics" (UGRAD)
Psyc. 520: Advanced Psychological Statistics (Stat I) (GRAD)
Psyc. 521: Advanced Psychological Statistics (Stat II) (GRAD)
Psyc. 522: Multivariate Statistics (GRAD)
Psyc. 629: The Bayesian Statistics of Decision Modeling and Risk Analysis (GRAD)
Practicum in Statistical Consulting (GRAD)

Independent Study Offered: Decision Analysis


B.A. (1997). Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada.
M.A. (1999). York University, Toronto, Canada.
Ph.D. (2004). York University, Toronto, Canada.

Selected Publications

Denis, D., & Docherty, K. (in press). Late nineteenth century Britain: A social, political, and methodological context for the rise of multivariate statistics. Journale Electronique d’Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique.

Denis, D. (2007). Study guide for Kirk, R. E., (2007). Statistics: An introduction. Thomson/Wadsworth: Belmont, CA. 

Seekins, T., Bridges, S., Santa, A., Denis, D., & Hartsell, A. (2007). Faith based organizations: A potential partner in rural transportation. Journal of Public Transportation. 

Denis, D., & Legerski, J. (2006). Causal modeling and the origins of path analysis. Theory & Science, 7, 1.

Friendly, M., & Denis, D. (2005). The early origins and development of the scatterplot. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 41, 103-130.

Denis, D. (2004). The Modern Hypothesis Testing Hybrid: R. A. Fisher’s Fading Influence. With Discussion by Michel Armatte, Bernard Bru, Michael Friendly, Jeff Gill, Ernest Kwan, Bruno Lecoutre, Marie-Paul Lecoutre, Jacques Poitevineau and Stephen Stigler. Journal de la Société Française de Statistique.

Denis, D. (2003). Alternatives to Null Hypothesis Significance Testing. Theory & Science, 4, 1.           

Denis, D. (2001). Inferring the Alternative Hypothesis: Risky Business. Theory & Science, 2, 1.

Denis, D. (2001). The Origins of Correlation and Regression: Francis Galton or Auguste Bravais and the Error Theorists? History and Philosophy of Psychology Bulletin, 13, 36-44.

Friendly, M., & Denis, D. (2001). The Roots and Branches of Modern Statistical Graphics. Journal de la Société Française de Statistique, 141, 51-60.

Book Reviews and Commentaries:           

Denis, D. (2003). Review of David Salsburg's The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized the 20th Century. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 39, 322.           

Denis, D. (2003). Review of Alain Desrosières's The Politics of Large Numbers: A History of Statistical Reasoning. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 39, 323.

Denis, D. (1999). Comment on null hypothesis significance testing. APA Monitor, Vol. 30.

Recent Presentations:  

Denis, D. (2005). David Bakan and significance testing: Set