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CanAm Online Symposium Series in Educational Research Methods

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CanAm Online Symposium Series in Educational Research Methods: Exploiting Survey Data for Methodological and Substantive Lessons

Presented by Michael Rodriguez and members of the Minnesota Youth Development Research Group (MYDRG), Quantitative Methods in Education (QME), Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

This event is located in 325 Education Sciences Building.

The Minnesota Student Survey, administered every three years to over 160,000 students, contains over 250 questions about students' backgrounds, experiences, values, and behaviors. The Minnesota Youth Development Research Group has explored these data employing the Rasch model, structural equation modeling, latent class analysis, hierarchical linear modeling, propensity score matching, explanatory item response modeling, parameter drift analysis, and differential item functioning. The group has explored two prominent theoretical frameworks: (1) ecological models involving students’ spheres of influence, such as families, peers, school, and communities and (2) positive youth development with a focus on assets (rather than the medical model of deficits). This session will include presentations by researchers pursing methodological and substantive investigations of how to make use of publicly available large-scale survey data.

If you have questions about this seminar, contact Professor Mark Davison, mld@umn.edu.

To be notified about future seminars, contact sawye100@umn.edu.

The CanAm Online Symposium is a series of presentations on advanced measurement and research methods in education. It is sponsored by the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta; the Quantitative Foundations of Education Program, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Iowa; the Quantitative Methods in Education Track, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota; the Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation Program, Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methods, University of Maryland; and the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods Program, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2017-2018, the Symposium will include four online seminars.