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FALL 2021 COLEARN COURSES
WITH YAN 'DIANE' DAI

Free & Open to All

Introductory, no fear courses for getting setup with statistical software. This is a student space, for graduate students and by graduate students.

CoLearn Instructor: Yan Dai, Ph.D. Student in Educational Psychology (Contact)

 

Friday, Sept. 17th @ Noon

SURVEY DESIGN

How to select a proper questionnaire from psychometric perspectives

  • Objectives:

    • Prepare for ERMA 8200 Survey Design and ERMA 8350 Advanced Measurement (Psychometrics).

    • Project and manuscript instrument selection

    • Write project and Manuscript method section

  • Topics:

    • How to select a proper questionnaire for your project 

    • Is my instrument with good validity and reliability?

    • Can I use several scales together?

    • Tips for scale consistency; What shall I do if I violate scale consistency?

    • Writing up the instrument description in a Method section.

Friday, Oct. 1st @ Noon

SURVEY DESIGN II

Survey design and distribution via Qualtrics 

Co-learning objectives:

  • Prepare for ERMA 8200 Survey Design

  • Survey preparation and distribution in Qualtrics

  • Write up a method section in your project and Manuscript

Content:

Design a participant-friendly and researcher friendly survey in Qualtrics

  • Frame of survey

    • Consent information

    • Demographic questions

    • Selective questions

    • Open-ended questions

  • Download your data to put into SPSS

Friday, Oct 15th @ Noon

ANALYSIS IN SPSS

Prepare your data for analysis in SPSS

  • Objectives:

    • Prepare for ERMA 7300, ERMA 7310, ERMA 7300 8320Design and analysis I, II, & III.

    • Data preparation and transformation

    • Project and Manuscript Method section

  • Content:

    • How to prepare my own data for data analysis

    • Name and label your item

    • Clean your data

    • Reverse coding

    • Compute means

    • Reliability

Friday, Oct 29th @ Noon

SELECTING A TEST

Co-learning objectives:

  • Prepare for ERMA 7200, ERMA 7300, ERMA 7310, ERMA 8320 , and ERMA 8210

Content:

What Analysis Method I should use to answer my research questions?

  • Paired T-Test

  • ANOVA

  • Regression

  • MANOVA

  • SEM

  • Write up a results


Friday, Nov 19th @ Noon

INTRODUCTION TO MPLUS

Co-learning objectives:

  • Prepare for ERMA 8340 SEM

  • Manuscript method and result section

Content:

  • Compare SPSS, Mplus, and AMOS

  • Get access to and set up Mplus

  • Transfer data from SPSS to Mplus

  • Mplus for Regression

  • Mplus for SEM

  • Tips for using Mplus

YAN 'DIANE' DAI

About the CoLearn Instructor

Yan “Diane” Dai, M.Ed. M.A., is a second-year doctoral student in the Educational Psychology program at the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership & Technology (EFLT), Auburn University.

Her research interests focus on motivation (particularly on self-efficacy and self- regulation), resilience, cross-cultural compassion study, and online learning.

Prior to coming to Auburn, Diane served as an ESL instructor at Hebei University of Economics and Business in China. She completed her M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century from Ashland University (Ohio) and received her M.A. in English Linguistics and Literature from Hebei Normal University (PRC).

Diane is the editorial manager of The Professional Educator at Auburn University. She serves on Educational Psychology Student Committee at EFLT, Auburn University. She currently teaches Co-learn courses of QMER.

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PAST COLEARN SESSIONS

Instructor: Hyun Sung (Edward) Jang

  • Getting to Know SPSS

  • Exploring SPSS Capabilities

  • Introduction to Qualtrics

  • Data Cleaning

Instructor: Teanna Moore

  • Basics of R

  • Descriptive & Graphs in R pt 1

  • Descriptive & Graphs in R pt 2