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Understanding Behavior: From Neurons to Societies

Statistical Workshop Series

2021 Statistical Workshop Series, presented by the QMMS program

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP SERIES: Join us for a series of online short courses on a variety of statistical and research topics. All courses are open to UC Merced students, faculty, and researchers. The current cost is free, so sign up soon!

TIMING: Courses will be held via zoom from 9:00-4:00pm on select days. The instructor will schedule morning, lunch, and afternoon breaks according to the course schedule.

LOCATION: A zoom link will be provided.

Register here: https://forms.gle/GmPcyberz2GDdQeg9

Upcoming Workshops:

Rating Scale Design and Analysis (October 22, 2021)

Course Description: Learn the entire process of designing and analyzing a rating scale through applications of measurement design, psychometric models, factor analysis, and scale evaluation. Datasets and R code will be provided.

Instructor: Dr. Ren Liu

Missing Data Analysis (January 14, 2022)

Course Description: Various methods will be discussed for handling missing data in applied research. Learn about best practices and proper implementation of the techniques.

Instructor: Dr. Fan Jia

For More Information: Link to more course details coming soon!

Past Workshops:

Bayesian Bootcamp (April 30, 2021)

Course Description: Learn the basics of Bayesian statistics. Estimation, prior distributions, and implementation will be covered in detail. Techniques for best practices will be provided, as well as software examples.

Instructors: Dr. Sarah Depaoli and Dr. Haiyan Liu

Structural Equation Modeling (July 29-30, 2021)

Course Description: Foundations and basics of SEM will be discussed. We will also cover extensions such as mixture and multilevel latent variable modeling. Software examples provided.

Instructors: Dr. Keke Lai and Dr. Sarah Depaoli