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October 2021

Student success prediction at your fingertips: Developing online dashboards with Microsoft Power BI©

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$225

A 5-hour workshop taught by Serge Herzog, Ph.D. Participants of this workshop will benefit from also taking our Predictive Analytics workshop. Predictive analytics workshop series discount!  Register for this along with Exploring the power of predictive analytics: A step-by-step introduction to building a student-at-risk prediction model for only $350 (would normally cost $450 for both). If you are interested in the workshop series, email us at mail@percontor.org for discount codes. Register Overview The purpose of this workshop is to teach education professionals how…

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Handling missing data: Multiple imputation for the applied researcher

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$200

A 4-hour workshop taught by Ryan S. Wells, Ph.D. You may also be interested in our increasing web survey response rates workshop. Register Overview Item-missing data is a serious concern for any quantitative researcher. Survey participants regularly skip questions, and administrative data is often incomplete. But what do to about this issue is not always straightforward. Researchers often analyze only complete cases (listwise deletion) or they impute missing information using means or regression analysis. These approaches can lead to biased estimates and artificially small standard…

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Writing and evaluating good survey questions

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$200

A 4-hour workshop taught by Paul D. Umbach, Ph.D. Survey methods workshop series discount!  Register for this along with our workshops on Introduction to survey sampling for the applied researcher and Increasing web survey response rates: What works? for only $425 (would normally cost $575 for all three). If you are interested in the workshop series, email us at mail@percontor.org for discount codes. Register Overview Writing good survey questions can be very difficult. This workshop will give participants a solid practical foundation in how…

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November 2021

Basics of multilevel modeling: Handling grouped data in research and evaluation

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
$250

A 6-hour workshop taught by Paul D. Umbach, Ph.D. Regression workshop series discount!  Register for this along with our workshops on Refresher on multiple regression for the applied researcher and Logistic Regression: Analyzing binary outcomes for only $550 (would normally cost $700 for all three). If you are interested in the workshop series, email us at mail@percontor.org for discount codes. Register Overview This workshop provides the basics of multilevel modeling, focusing on practical applications rather than statistical theory. Researchers and evaluators from a…

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Introduction to matching and propensity score analysis

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
$250

A 6-hour workshop taught by Steve Porter, Ph.D. Causal inference workshop series discount!  Register for this along with our workshop on Regression discontinuity designs for evaluating programs and policies for only $350 (would normally cost $450 for both). If you are interested in the workshop series, email us at mail@percontor.org for discount codes. You may also be interested in our introduction to binary logistic regression class. Register Overview Propensity score analysis (also known as “matching”) is a popular way to estimate the effects…

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December 2021

Usage and application of meta-analysis techniques – Part 1

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
$200

A 4-hour workshop taught by Mariola Moeyaert, Ph.D. Register Overview This is the first of two 4-hour workshops on meta-analysis. Sign up for Part 2 here. Meta-analysis is used to: combine evidence across different research studies; integrate multiple studies into a single statistical framework; yield more precise estimates of effect sizes; allow for unique treatment comparisons; explain differences arising from conflicting study results; and identify areas for future research.  Meta-analytic methods are employed in a diverse array of disciplines across the…

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Usage and application of meta-analysis techniques – Part 2

December 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
$200

A 4-hour workshop taught by Mariola Moeyaert, Ph.D. Register Overview This is the second of two 4-hour workshops on meta-analysis. Sign up for Part 1 here. Meta-analysis is used to: combine evidence across different research studies; integrate multiple studies into a single statistical framework; yield more precise estimates of effect sizes; allow for unique treatment comparisons; explain differences arising from conflicting study results; and identify areas for future research.  Meta-analytic methods are employed in a diverse array of disciplines across the social,…

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January 2022

Introduction to survey sampling for the applied researcher

January 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$175

A 3-hour workshop taught by Paul D. Umbach, Ph.D. Survey methods workshop series discount!  Register for this along with our workshops on Increasing web survey response rates: What works? and Writing and evaluating good survey questions for only $425 (would normally cost $575 for all three). If you are interested in the workshop series, email us at mail@percontor.org for discount codes. Register Overview Have you ever wondered why survey researchers employ sampling? What are the implications of sampling? Are you considering…

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