Ista Zahn

Ista Zahn

Ista has a background in data cleaning and management, graphical displays, and regression modeling.


BS (Psychology), University of Oregon
MA (Social Psychology), University of Rochester


  • Regression models / ANOVA
  • Mixed-effects (AKA HLM) models
  • Structural Equation Models
  • Simulation-based inference -- bootstrap, permutation tests
  • Scale development -- factor analysis, classical test theory


  • R, SPSS, Stata
  • Version control -- git, mercurial, subversion
  • Emacs (esp. org-mode!), LaTeX, Linux