Laura Stapleton, PhD, MEd, professor in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation (EDMS) in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), will hold a research seminar Oct. 19 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 4E26 at the School of Social Work.
In this hands-on presentation, suggested steps for questionnaire development and validation will be discussed and participants will be challenged to critique example items and undertake qualitative validation processes. Quantitative validation processes also will be discussed and a general outline of steps in the creation and validation process will be provided.
If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Jen Canapp by Oct. 16.
In addition to her UMCP professorship, Stapleton serves as associate director of the research branch of the Maryland State Longitudinal Data System Center. She joined the faculty of EDMS in the fall of 2011 after being on the faculty in Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas in Austin. She also serves each year on the faculty of the National Center for Education Research-funded Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Before earning her PhD in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation from UMCP in 2001, she was an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Subsequently, she conducted educational research at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and as associate director of institutional research at UMCP.