Jared Vineyard, PhD – Dissertation Consultant and Statistician
Jared Vineyard earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Idaho State University in 2016. He received broad training in experimental design and quantitative analysis, using social and personality psychology to understand judgment, decision-making, and risk-taking behavior. Before earning a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, Jared worked in substance abuse treatment for 11 years. He was the director of treatment for eight years at a residential treatment facility that provided free care for underserved or disadvantaged populations. As a practitioner or researcher, he has over 23 years of experience working in the healthcare field. To date, he has published over 21 peer-reviewed articles and presented at both national and international research conferences. He has extensive experience in creating and using the principles of psychometrics to evaluate survey instruments measuring behavior across a range of topics. His current research interests include using social cognitive theory to investigate judgment and decision-making by practitioners and consumers within the healthcare field. As an instructor or researcher, Jared has significant experience with both parametric and non-parametric statistical methods, including but not limited to univariate and multivariate general linear models, factor analysis, hierarchical linear modeling, structural equation modeling, and logistic regression. Jared is deeply passionate about supporting students in their education goals. His friendly, down-to-earth approach to demystifying statistics and research design encourages student confidence and empowerment in the thesis/dissertation process.