Workshop in Methods (WIM) Archive: 2011-2012

Spring 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) Workshop

Dr. Aline G. Sayer

9:00am-2:00pm, Woodburn Hall 200: Lecture and Demo (30 minute break at 11am)

3:00pm-5:00pm, Ballantine Hall 118: Lab (limited to 30 people)

The morning lecture is open to all. The afternoon lab session, however, is limited to 30 people due to computer room capacity. Please email Kathleen Chen ( to have your name placed on the list for the lab session.

Dr. Sayeris Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Massachusetts – Amherst. She is a developmental psychologist with an extensive background in both child and adolescent development and quantitative methodology. She specializes in new statistical strategies for studying individual development over time. These include hierarchical linear models and structural equation models. Her current focus is on embedding measurement indicators in growth curve models using both multilevel and covariance structure analysis. She is also interested in models that capture the interdependencies in data obtained from couples and other dyads.

January 27, 2012

Detecting and Responding to Violations of Regression Assumptions

Dr. Chunfeng Huang

2:30-4:00pm, Woodburn Hall 200

Dr. Huangis Assistant Professor of Statistics at Indiana University. He received is Ph.D. in statistics from Texas A&M University. His research interests include spatial statistics, spline smoothing and nonparametric regression, survival analysis, and computational statistics.

Saturday, February 4, and Saturday, February 11, 2012

Introduction to Stata Workshop

Professor Jin Chen


For further information and to register please go to

Friday, February 10, 2012

Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Dr. Peer Fiss

This presentation has been postponed until the Fall 2012 semester

Dr. Fissis McAlister Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Bayesian Perspective in the Context of Large Scale Assessments

Dr. David Kaplan

2:00-4:00pm, Woodburn Hall 200

Dr. Kaplanis Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin.

Sunday, February 19, and Sunday, February 26, 2012

Introduction to R Workshop

Thomas Jackson


Thomas Jackson is a Senior Consultant at the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center. For further information and to register please go to

Wednesday, February 22, and Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Your Statistical Toolbelt

Stephanie Dickinson

4:00-6:00pm, Ballantine Hall 308

This workshop will give an overview of how to identify what types of data analysis tools to use for a project, along with basic “DIY” instructions. We will discuss the most common analysis tools for describing your data and performing significance tests (ANOVA, Regression, Correlation, Chi-square, etc), and how they should be selected based on the type of data and the type of research question you have. We will spend the first hour outlining “what analysis to use when” and the second hour going through examples in SPSS software.

Stephanie Dickinson is a Senior Consultant at the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center

Friday, February 24, 2012

An Introduction to Survey Methodology

Ashley Bowers

2:30-4:30pm, Woodburn Hall 200

Ashley Bowersis the Director of the Center for Survey Research and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Benefit Cost Analysis

Dr. Kerry Krutilla

2:00-4:30pm, Woodburn Hall 200

Dr. Krutillais Associate Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Interpreting Interaction Effects and New Perspectives on Interaction Analysis

Dr. James Jaccard

1:30-4:00pm, Woodburn Hall 200

Dr. Jaccardis Professor in the Silver School of Social Work at New York University.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Using Mixed Methods in Social Science Research

Dr. Lisa D. Pearce

2:30-4:30pm, Woodburn Hall 200

Dr. Pearceis Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Introduction to Game Theory

Dr. Filomena Garcia

1:00-2:30pm, Woodburn Hall 200

Dr. Garciais Assistant Professor of Economics at Indiana University.