Events of the Graduate Center of the School of Social Sciences and Technology

Analysis of categorical data with parametric and non-parametric methods with R- new date!!

mit Dr. Jörg-Henrik Heine, TUM, PISA

When: 12. April - 14. April 2023, 9.30 am - 5.30 pm, last day 9.30 -1 am
Where: Room 133, Marsstr. 20-22, Munich

The workshop provides an overview of the principles and practical applications of multivariate categorical data classification. The historical roots and basic principles of latent class analysis (LCA) will be discussed. In theory and practical application parallels between the parametric method of LCA and the nonparametric method of configuration frequency analysis (CFA) is shown. Both methods represent person-oriented methods, whose aim is to classify the data according to typical configurations. The comparative, practical application shows that (1) the CFA is suitable to validate the results from the LCA, and (2) it is suitable to describe the meaning of the found latent classes from the LCA in more detail. For more information please click here

Language: The course language is either German or English depending on the particpants

The following software will be used in the workshop:
1. a current version of R (download selection depending on operating system)
2. a current version of R-Studio  (Version selection: R-Studio Desktop Open Source License - depending on operating system)
3. various R-packages Additional R packages will be loaded and installed during the workshop as needed.


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Introduction to Latent Profile Analysis in R

With  Dr. Tamara Kastorff (ZIB, TUM)

When: 18. & 20. April, 10:00 – 14:30 Uhr.

Where: Marsstraße 20-22, Room 127

Language: either in german or englisch, depends on participants

Latent profile analysis enables a person-centred approach to analysis in empirical educational research. Latent profile analysis can be used, for example, to determine the heterogeneity of a group and to identify the underlying homogeneous subgroups in order to apply further interference statistical analysis procedures based on the identified groups.
The workshop is aimed at prospective researchers and graduate students who would like to learn the theoretical foundations of the latent profile analysis method on the first workshop day (18). On the second workshop day (20), practical exercises will be used to perform latent profile analyses with given data sets in R.

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Conducting Rasch Analysis in the Social Sciences

With Prof. William Boone – Professor for Specializing in Evaluation, Measurement and Statistical Analysis in the Fields of Business, Healthcare, and Education at the Department of Educational Psychology at the Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA

When: Monday 22nd May 2023, 9:00 to 17:00  and  Tuesday 23rd May 2023, 9:00 to 17:00
Where: Room 607, SOT, Department Educational Sciences, Marsstraße 20-22, 80333 Munich

This 2-day workshop will present the basics of Rasch theory and the basics of the use of Rasch software to evaluate right/wrong tests, partial credit tests and rating scale attitudinal surveys. Those attending the workshop will learn 1) why Rasch must be used to prepare data for statistical analysis, 2) how to use Rasch theory to design tests and surveys, 3) how to conduct a Rasch analysis of a test using Winsteps Rasch software, 4) how to conduct a Rasch analysis of a survey using Winsteps Rasch software, 5) how to create and interpret “Wright Maps”, and how to organize Rasch “measures” for parametric statistical tests. Furthermore, Dr Boone will 6) talk of evaluating partial credit data, 7) show by hand Rasch calculations, and 8) demonstrate techniques by which one can evaluate dimensionality. The steps needed to anchor different forms of a test and a survey will also be presented. This is a hands on workshop, students will leave the workshop confident in their ability to conduct a Rasch analysis.  Tips will also be provided as to how to write up Rasch results for a published paper.

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Feedback zu einem Work-in-Progress Manuskript

mit Prof. Dr. Marcus Hammann, Uni Münster

Wann: Mittwoch 24.05 von 13:30– 18:00  und  Donnerstag, 25.05 von 09:00 – 16:30
Wo:     Raum 141, Marsstraße 20-22, 80335 München
Sprache:  Deutsch
Maximale Teilnehmer*innen: 20, Minimale Teilnehmer*innen: 6

Teilnahmebedingungen: Teilnehmer*innen erhalten am zweiten Kurstag die Möglichkeit die gelernten Feedbackstrukturen an ihren eigenen Manuskripten zu üben. Deshalb empfehlen wir einen eigenen Text zum Workshop mitzubringen, am besten einen Text, an dem sie gerade arbeiten – und der Text muss bitte nicht perfekt sein. Mehr Infos zum Workshop

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Research methods course on systematic reviews and meta-analyses

with Prof. Janina Steinert, Assistant Professor for Global Health, TUM SOT, Department Governance
(The course will be offered at HfP and is also part of the PhD-course program of the TUM Faculty of Medicine.)

When: 3.7. (2-6 pm), 4.7. (4.30-8.30pm), 5.7. (10am-2pm), 6.7. (3.30-7.30pm) and 7.7. (10am-4.30pm)
Where: HfP, Richard-Wagner-Str. 1, H 001

The course provides a general introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analyses in  health and social sciences. The course is structured along the consecutive work stages of conducting a systematic review. Specifically, the following content is covered:
1) Conceptuailsation of a review protocol in line with PRISMA guidelines,
2) Development of a search string and literature search in relevant databases,
3)Title/abstract sceening based on pre-defined inclusion/exclusion  criteria,
4) Creation of a PRISMA flow diagram,
5) Data extraction and narrative synthesis,
6) Quality assessment of included studies,
7) Calculation of standardised effect sizes,
8) Carrying out a metaanalysis & meta-regression in the software R,
9) Appraising the quality of systematic reviews.

The seminar also integrates time for independent practice sessions during which students can explore database searches, conduct title/abstract screening in pertinent software or implement meta-analysis in R.

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Courses of the University Library for doctoral candidates of the SOT Graduate Center WiSe 2022 - interdisciplinary

Predatory Journals

28 March 2023, Duration 2 hours

Presentations at renowned conferences and publications in recognized journals are the currency of science. For you as a scientist it is important to make your research visible and to publish your findings. This is what dubious organizers and publishers try to exploit with fraudulent publication offers. In this course you will learn how to identify and avoid dubious offers.

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