Fall 2022 Speaker Series

The QMC would like to thank everyone who was able to attend our Spring 2022 Speaker Series, which tackled a variety of issues related to quantitative data! Information on the talks, including video recordings and additional material, can be found here.

Our Fall 2022 Speaker Series is now available below! Look for registration links and updates below as well as in our News from the QMC! As a brief reminder, all presentations for the Fall 2022 semester will be held virtually via Zoom, and registration will be required for attendees to receive a Zoom link.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, or if you have any additional questions, please contact our Associate Director Brian Timm (timm.21). At least two weeks’ advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.

Fall Semester 2022 Speakers

Friday, October 21, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Jacob Coutts, The Ohio State University

Title: (Dis)entangling moderation and mediation: How and when to study “when” and “how”

Jacob Coutts

Jacob Coutts is a graduate student attending The Ohio State University studying Quantitative Psychology under the advisement of Jolynn Pek, PhD. Jacob has a Master of Science in Psychology and a Master of Applied Statistics. He is interested in mediation (and its application to dyadic data), moderation, conditional process analysis, bootstrapping, and power analysis. His main research aims are to make advancements in quantitative methodology and make these advancements available to other researchers through software development (e.g., macros, R packages).

Learn more about Jacob Coutts by visiting his webpage, and follow him on Twitter!

Registration for Jacob Coutts’ talk has closed. You can watch Jacob’s presentation by clicking the link here. 

Read more about Mediation & Moderation through the FAQ here.

Friday, November 4, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Dr. Arati Maleku, The Ohio State University

Title: The science of mixed methodology: Navigating complex issues of our time

Arati Maleku, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the College of Social Work at The Ohio State University. Her research program investigates how social and structural determinants of health influence immigrant well-being and inclusion outcomes.

As a community-engaged scholar, Dr. Maleku uses mixed methods research approach to investigate social, cultural, and structural contexts of migration, social rights, and health equity to decolonise science and address the toxic conditions that produce stress, adversity, and inequities among transnational communities, including immigrants, refugees, and international students. Driven by transformative research practice that mobilizes research participants at the community level, Dr. Maleku uses research as an intervention, leveraging community partnerships to build community capacity and promote resilience amongst all stakeholders.

As a mixed methodologist, one significant methodological contribution of her work has been expanding a three-phased explanatory sequential mixed methods design using a community-based participatory research approach as the transformative framework. This design, published in the Journal of Mixed Methods Research, significantly enhances the transformative paradigm’s reach, rigor, and relevance, especially in a cross-cultural context. In her current research project exploring the social and structural determinants of the Afghan refugee resettlement apparatus in the central Ohio region, Dr. Maleku is applying a multi-level mixed methods research design using a multistage sampling technique within a transformative framework. She believes that this innovative approach could also offer a pertinent contribution to the limited methodological discourse on multi-level mixed methods research designs.

Read more about Dr. Maleku here. You can also view her CV here.

Registration for Dr. Maleku’s interview session is now closed. You can watch Dr. Maleku’s interview session with Wu Xie by clicking the link here.

Read more about MMR for Dr. Maleku’s interview session through the FAQ page here.

Friday, November 18, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Dr. Joshua Hawley, The Ohio State University

Title: Using Administrative Data from Ohio for Research and Action: Opportunities and Procedures for Ohio State Faculty and Students

Dr. Joshua Hawley is a professor in the Glenn College at The Ohio State University, and he is also director of the Ohio Education Research Center. The OERC conducts research on policy and practice in the state of Ohio, preschool through workforce. He also serves as associate director for the Center for Human Resource Research at Ohio State University.

Hawley was previously associate and assistant professor of workforce development policy in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State, a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, and a visiting researcher at the New School University. Hawley has served as a consultant for many international agencies, including the World Bank, UNESCO and UNICEF, and has worked in Russia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Thailand, Uganda and Ethiopia. He was awarded a second Fulbright for 2020-21 for work in the ASEAN states. This Fulbright will take place in 2021-22.

Hawley’s research is focused on workforce and education policy for state and national governments. He is the author/editor of two recent books:

He works with students at all levels in the Glenn College. He has advised some twenty doctoral students at the university. His teaching involves courses in education policy, workforce development and data analytics.

Hawley earned his Doctor of Education and Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy, as well as undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Asian languages and history.

Read Dr. Hawley’s CV here.

Registration for Dr. Hawley’s talk is now closed. You can watch Dr. Hawley’s presentation by clicking the link here.

Please be sure to read the FAQ (provided with the permission of Dr. Hawley) on the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive Access