Seminars for 2016/17
10 May 2013: Measuring Human Dispositions: Reality, Challenges and Prospects (MEGS Group)
Dr Edward Sosu from University of Strathclyde
At 15:00 in Elmer Suite (Ground Floor).
Abstract: The social sciences are mostly concerned with understanding human dispositions such as beliefs, abilities and behaviours. Measurement of such dispositions is however plagued difficulties. In this presentation, I will explore some of the key considerations for attempting such measurement. I will also explore opportunities and challenges presented by innovative methods, such as Structural Equation Modelling techniques, for validating our instruments.
About the speaker:
Prior to joining the University of Strathclyde, Dr Edward Sosu was a lecturer in the school of education, University of Aberdeen. He is part of the research team on the Scottish Teachers for a New Era initiative. His work has focused on teacher effectiveness, teacher commitment and development of measurement instruments. He has a background in psychology, education and environmental science. He is particularly interested in psychological perspectives and the application of statistical models to education research.
All welcome and free to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place. Refreshement starts 30 minutes before the seminar.
This event is open to the general public.
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