Master class in quantitative research methods using fixed effects modelling
A Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) special guest presentation.
This event with visiting researcher at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, J. Jacob Kirksey, will focus specifically on using fixed-effects modelling to reduce estimation bias from analyses using longitudinal or cross-sectional data. The master class will include discussion of problems with making inferences that fail to consider the possible impact of nested-data structures, how fixed-effects modelling compares to multilevel modelling, and other key considerations for researchers in the social sciences using data from surveys.
This event is hosted by the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre.
Jacob Kirksey s a PhD candidate at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a graduate research fellow with the US National Science Foundation. He teaches courses in advanced statistics to PhD students, institutional researchers, and faculty at his home institution, and he is currently teaching a series of workshops in causal inference methods at the Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, WA. Mr Kirksey’s work has appeared in a variety of academic journals and popular media outlets including Educational Researcher, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Teachers College Record, Remedial and Special Education, The Elementary School Journal, and the Wall Street Journal. Mr Kirksey is leading a collaboration with researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute to examine changes to instructional practices with the inclusion of students with disabilities and effects on student outcomes, a project funded by his fellowship and an additional grant from the National Science Foundation in the US.