Faculty of Education and Social Work

Oral presentations

Making Results Clear through Advanced Quantitative Analysis Methods

Quant-DARE Methods Showcase Seminars

This series of seminars will showcase sophisticated quantitative data analyses used to derive substantive results in educational research. Each seminar, presented by one of the authors of a peer-reviewed journal article, will situate a particular method of data analysis within the context of a substantive inquiry. The seminar will describe the research problem and context and identify the methodological challenges and solutions adopted in the research paper. The seminar will report the statistical methods and results, explaining how those helped answer the research question. Each presentation will emphasise the logic of the analytic process and so no prior experience with specific software or statistical formulae is required. Presentations will be about half-hour, with time for question and answer. This series will be of benefit to research students and staff seeking to develop their understanding of a range of diverse quantitative data analytic techniques.

Note: Seminars take place from 2-3pm.

Seminar Date Presenter Topic Source Paper
Monday 22 February   Prof Gavin Brown, LDPP Latent curve modelling for diary data Peterson, E. R., Brown, G. T. L., & Jun, M. C. (2015). Achievement emotions in higher education: A diary study exploring emotions across an assessment event. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 42, 82-96. doi: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2015.05.002

Monday 21 March



Prof Larry Ludlow Scenario-based scales employing Rasch & Guttman facet theory principles

Ludlow LH, Matz-Costa C, Johnson C, Brown M, Besen E, & James JB (2014). Measuring engagement in later life activities: Rasch-based scenario scales for work, caregiving, informal helping, and volunteering. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. 47(2), 127-149.


Also won the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling/Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development Patricia B. Elmore Award for Outstanding Research in Measurement and Evaluation , October 18, 2014.

Monday 18 April



Dr Matthew Courtney, LDPP Two-way interactions for latent factors and means Panadero, E., Brown, G. T. L., & Courtney, M. G. (2014). Teachers’ reasons for using self-assessment: A survey self-report of Spanish teachers. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 21(4), 365-383. doi: 10.1080/0969594X.2014.919247

Monday 23 May



Dr Kane Meissel, LDPP Hierarchical linear modelling of latent mean differences Meissel, K., & Rubie-Davies, C. M. (2015). Cultural invariance of goal orientation and self-efficacy in New Zealand: Relations with achievement. British Journal of Educational Psychology. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1111/bjep.12103

Monday 20 June



Dr Kelsey Deane, CHSSWK Multilevel modelling in multi-site outcome evaluations Deane, K. L., Harre, N., Moore, J. & Courtney, M. G. R. (2016). The impact of the Project K youth development program on self-efficacy: A randomized controlled trial. Advance online publication. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi: 10.1007/s10964-016-0463-9


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