In addition to the series of workshops offered each summer through its Summer Institute, the CRF Methodology Program offers ad hoc seminars throughout the academic year. The ad hoc seminars provide a training opportunity for UMass Amherst faculty and graduate students, helping transform their research using innovative methodologies and best practices, while learning from other scholars across a variety of social and natural science disciplines.
Upcoming Seminars Fall 2019
Friday, November 15 - W.E.B. DuBois Library, Room 720 1:30-3:30 pm
Assessing the properties of survey questionnaires is a critical aspect of research in social sciences
Join CRF Methodology Staff Joel Ginn for a seminar to learn how Item Response Theory (IRT) can help you design valid questionnaires. The seminar will involve an hour lecture followed by an hour of hands-on statistical practice. A sample data set and worksheet will be provided. All analysis will be done in the R software package.
Please bring a computer with R downloaded
Instructor Joel Ginn, CRF Methodology Consultant
Joel Ginn is a Methodology
Consultant for CRF. He is a
Social Psychology Ph.D.
student in the Peace and
Violence program at UMass
If you have any questions, please email Amanda Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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