Last week, CCHD Research & Evaluation Associate, Ms. Whitney Garney, attended the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference in San Antonio, Texas. SERA is a regional educational research association dedicated to furthering the advancement of research in education. Over one hundred individuals participated in the three day annual SERA Conference which provides professionals with an opportunity to share research findings and ideas.
With the help of Ms. Jennifer Farmer, a Ph.D. candidate in the Texas A&M Health & Kinesiology Department, Whitney provided a training on factor analysis. The purpose of the training was to review traditional factorial methods, and then introduce attendees to an alternative two-mode factor analysis technique called the Q-technique. The workshop also highlighted other analytical methods and provided real research examples of data collection, analysis and interpretation.
Whitney and Jennifer will also be offering this training to graduate students later this month at the School of Public Health. If you are interested in taking the free training, please email Whitney Garnery.