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Matthew McCrudden

Washington State University’s Learning and Performance Research Center (LPRC) will host its seventh annual Methods Workshop May 9-10, 2019 at the Pullman campus, with AMS to other campuses.

This year’s presenter will be Matthew McCrudden, an associate professor of educational psychology at Pennsylvania State University. McCrudden’s research is focused on cognitive processes – including comprehension – that occur during reading.

Brian French, the LPRC director, as well as the Berry Family Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, said he is excited to bring McCrudden to the event this year.

“Dr. McCrudden takes a creative yet disciplined approach to his work that I think will resonate with faculty and students at WSU,” French said. “He is very well respected for his work.”

This year’s seminar will introduce mixed methods research, which uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches, though it consists of more than simply using both strands in the same study.

French said this year’s event will include distinguishing mixed methods from other research methods, discussing integration of mixed methods, learning effective ways to integrate data analysis, how to represent and interpret integrated results, and discuss issues related to validity and transferability in mixed methods.

“As in past years, this seminar will be highly interactive and numerous illustrative examples will be provided,” French said. “The seminar is designed to be accessible to individuals who seek to become more familiar with mixed methods.”

The workshop is sponsored by the LPRC, Educational Psychology, Prevention Science, and Psychology. Learn more about the Methods Workshop, including how to register.