Meredith Martin, assistant professor of educational psychology, led the first presentation in the 2017 Methodology Applications Series on Friday, April 14. The series is sponsored by the Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics.
Teacher. Firefighter. Doctor. Astronaut. Many of these careers land on children’s lists of what they want to be when they grow up. CYFS research assistant professor Lorey Wheeler would like to see another profession added: engineer.
With a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Wheeler is joining a team from Arizona State University to study how children’s knowledge, stereotypes and achievement-related beliefs affect their interest in engineering. It’s a field in which job growth is outpacing the number of adults who pursue related degrees, especially among women and ethnic minority students.
The MAP Academy hosted visiting scholar Stefany Coxe for the Jan. 19-20 Emerging Scholars Series. The event featured a public keynote presentation titled “Real-world questions about using regression models for counts” and a two-part workshop titled “Generalized linear models: All in the family.”
Name: Jared Stevens
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Major/program: Quantitative, Qualitative, Psychometric Methods
Graduate assistantship: CYFS’ Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics
Anticipated date of graduation: 2019
Educational background: Bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
David MacKinnon, foundation professor of psychology at Arizona State University, led the 2016 Nebraska Methodology Workshop on Sept. 30.
The all-day workshop, “Introduction to Modern Mediation Analysis,” drew more than 80 students, faculty and community members. MacKinnon also presented a free, public keynote address at the conclusion of the workshop, titled “Controversies in Modern Mediation Analysis.”
Ann Arthur, CYFS graduate assistant, has earned student paper and travel awards from the International Conference on Questionnaire Design, Development, Evaluation and Testing.
During the Nov. 9-13 conference in Miami, Florida, Arthur will present her paper, “Advances in Questionnaire Design for Youth.” She developed the paper while working on a project with CYFS’ Nebraska Academy for Analytics, Psychometrics and Analytics (MAP Academy).
A CYFS team is traveling nationwide to help 4-H assess its impact—one that extends to nearly six million youth through school and community programs, clubs and camps.
The team is working to enhance the 4-H Common Measures, a collection of multiple survey instruments that assess youth development outcomes. The team’s revisions began last year with input from a national advisory board. They are now heading into the field to get perspectives from the survey’s intended demographic—4-H youth and leaders.
The MAP Academy will host visiting scholar David MacKinnon for a Sept. 30 methodology workshop. The event is titled “Introduction to Modern Mediation Analysis” and will be held at UNL’s city campus.
Discounted early workshop registration is available through Sept. 23.