Nebraska Methodology Applications
The Nebraska Methodology Applications series began in 2006 to provide local faculty and students with an opportunity to learn about innovative researchers from the greater Omaha-Lincoln area. These presentations are designed to serve as introductory tutorials for applying methodological approaches in different contexts.
The goal of the series is for scholars to learn new methodological techniques or the latest thinking about a methodological approach. The presentations are video recorded and made accessible online (below).
Upcoming Methodology Applications TrainingSpring 2019:
Jared StevensFriday, Feb. 1, 2019 Nebraska Union, Georgian Suite
Collecting Your Own Data: Improving Data Quality through Qualtrics Survey Design
This presentation will provide an introduction to Qualtrics, a data collection platform widely used by businesses, schools and individuals. It will demonstrate how to build different types of questions and surveys to address components of Total Survey Error (TSE) to improve data quality. It will also explain how to edit survey options and tools, and will provide recommendations for distributing surveys and collecting your own data.
Marc GoodrichFriday, March 29, 2019 Nebraska Union, Georgian Suite
Title coming soon
Abstract coming soon
Past Methodology Applications Training2018
- Adaptation in the Social, Behavioral and Education Sciences: Implications for Measurement, Evaluation and Intervention
- Time is on my side: What British rock bands can teach us about designing longitudinal studies
- An Introduction to Loglinear Models
- Introduction to Machine Learning
- An Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost Analyses in Education Research
- Profile-based Observational Coding: Capturing Children's Patterns of Responding to Interpersonal Threat
- Evaluating Measurement Invariance with Cross-Cultural Sensitivity
- Mixed Methods Approaches to Facilitate Cultural Understanding: A Socio-Ecological Framework
- Sampling, Recruiting, and Retaining Diverse Samples
- Research Ethics with Minority Communities
- Promises and Pitfalls of Modern Meta-Analysis
- Developing Better Questionnaires and Measures: Psychometric Review
- Developing Better Questionnaires and Measures: Constructing and Testing the Instrument
- Developing Better Questionnaires and Measures: Initial Considerations and Construct Operationalization
- Analyzing Data from Complex Sampling Designs: An Overview and Illustration
- Characterizing Changing Classifications: Practical Illustrations of Latent Transition Analysis (LTA)
- Evaluation for Specific Users and Specific Purposes: The Utilization Focused Evaluation
- Not All Students Need to be Assessed: Research Designs Where Data are Intentionally Missing
- An Introduction to Secondary Data Analysis
- Data Collection via Video: An Introduction to Software for Coding Research Videos
- Meta-Analysis: An Introduction
- Multilevel Models for Complex Clustering: Cross-Classification and Multiple Memberships
- A Primer on Evaluation
- Introduction to Classification Using Mixture Models
Emerging Scholar Workshop
The Emerging Scholar Workshop series began in 2015 and is designed to introduce established scholars (i.e., faculty) and emerging scholars (i.e., graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) to a wide range of methodological topics and tools.
The series provides three opportunities for emerging scholars to interact directly with the speakers: a research talk, a workshop, and a mentoring session.
- The research talk focuses on the speaker’s current research, which may or may not be related to the topic of the workshop.
- The workshop is split into two parts. The first half provides an introduction to the specific methodological topic and the second half is a hands-on session where participants apply these methods to real data using software—with the help of the speaker.
- The mentoring session—which generally follows the workshop—allows emerging scholars to have an open discussion with the speaker on a variety of topics, including professional development and career advice.
Upcoming Emerging Scholar WorkshopsSpring 2019: TBD
Past Emerging Scholar Workshops2018
Clinical Psychologist with Expertise in Methods Related to Assessment and Evaluation
- Eric Youngstrom, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Psychometrician with an Interest in the Relation between
Quantitative Research Methods and Philosophy of Science
- Mike Edwards, Arizona State University
Generalized Linear Model
- Stefany Coxe, Ph.D., Florida International University
Statistical Power for Multilevel Models
- Jessaca Spybrook, Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Latent Class Analysis
- Bethany Bray, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Nebraska Methodology Workshop
The Nebraska Methodology Workshop series began in 2014 and was created to provide Nebraska scholars an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in methodology directly from the methodologists who developed these advancements. While the series covers a wide range of topics, all speakers are world-renowned experts in their respective methodological areas.
The length and format of the workshops vary by speaker. To ensure every scholar in the audience has the background necessary to understand the material being presented, each workshop begins with an introduction to the topic and then builds to more complex material. The workshop ends with a keynote presentation that highlights the speaker’s latest work on the topic. Empirical examples and sample statistical software code/output are often provided by the speaker.
Each Nebraska Methodology Workshop is video recorded and made accessible online for those who register for the workshop. Videos and materials are made available to non-registrants 12 months after the workshop date.
Upcoming Nebraska Methodology Workshops2018: TBD
Past Nebraska Methodology Workshops
- David MacKinnon, Ph.D., Arizona State University
- Missing Data
Bayesian Data Analysis
- David Kaplan, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Workshop Part 1: What's All the Buzz about Bayes? An Overview of Bayesian Inference for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Workshop Part 2: What's All the Buzz about Bayes? An Overview of Bayesian Inference for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Keynote Address: Bayesian Model Averaging Over Directed Acyclic Graphs with Implications for Prediction with Structural Equation Models
- David Kaplan, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison
Structural Equation Modeling
- Rex Kline, Ph.D., Concordia University, Montreal