Washington State University’s Learning Performance Research Center (LPRC) will host its eighth annual Methods Workshop virtually on May 12.
This year’s presenter will be Tenko Raykov, a professor of quantitative methods in the graduate program in measurement and quantitative methods at Michigan State University. Raykov’s research focuses on a variety of topics including latent variables and structural equation modeling, behavioral and social science measurement, scale construction and development, multilevel modeling, longitudinal data modeling, analysis of incomplete data sets, latent class analysis, item response theory and modeling, as well as survival and duration analysis.
Brian French, the LPRC director, as well as the college’s Berry Family Distinguished Professor said he is excited to offer the Methods Workshop again, modified due to its virtual format.
“The workshop will be one day instead of our traditional two-day format, to adjust for the amount of time we are spending in virtual environments,” French said.
This year’s seminar will cover popular structural equation modeling methodology as well as notions of the implied matrix, identification, fit function, model fitting, parameter estimation and the slope model and its non-linear extensions.
French said that the event is designed to be inclusive and Raykov will be able to interact and engage with attendees.
“Professor Raykov has conducted methodological workshops worldwide. His topic this year matches well with the research questions WSU faculty and students are asking in various social and behavioral science research areas about understanding trends over time.”