Missing Data Workshop — Friday, September 15 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The QMC is hosting a 90-minute workshop on missing data, with a particular focus on addressing missing data in regression analysis. The overall goal of this workshop is to give attendees the tools to be able to assess the nature of missingness within datasets, and build attendees’ capacities to address missingness within their research. The workshop will use R, and directions can be found below to download R.

Menglin Xu, PhD

The workshop will be led by Dr. Menglin Xu. Menglin Xu is a Ph.D. graduate from the Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement (QREM) program of EHE, OSU. Menglin has teaching and research experience in multivariate statistics, psychometrics, causal inference, longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian statistics, meta-analysis, and Monte Carlo simulations, among others. Serving as a biostatistician at Medical Center of OSU, Menglin is using her expertise in experimental design and statistics to support professional works in diversified areas of health sciences, psychology, and education.

Installing R

  • Go to the R Project for Statistical Computing webpage:
  • Once on the R Project for Statistical Computing webpage, follow the instructions under Getting Started.
    • You will first be asked to choose a CRAN Mirror at a location that is close to you.
      • A CRAN Mirror a collection of web servers, each with an identical copy of all the information on the comprehensive R archive network.
        • Choosing the mirror that is closest to you reduces internet traffic.

Installing RStudio

  • After installing R, install RStudio to use as the interface for using R.
  • Go to the RStudio webpage:
    • Once on the RStudio webpage, click on DOWNLOAD RSTUDIO.
    • There are several RStudio versions to choose from.
      • Most people choose the free RStudio Desktop version.


Registration is now closed. You can view the recording of the workshop by clicking the link here.

October – November

Statistical Mediation Workshop Series

Yvonne Gong

Two-part workshop series on Statistical mediation hosted by the EHE Quantitative Methodology Center (QMC), and led by our GRA Yvonne Gong, M.A.

The QMC is offering a two-part series on statistical mediation in social sciences. These workshops will occur on October 27 and November 3. The overall goals of this workshop series are to assist students in strengthening their understanding of the concepts of statistical mediation and techniques for conducting mediation analysis using Process in SPSS.

Read below for more information about each workshop. You may register for either or both workshops; workshop registration is completed using a single registration link.

Registration has now closed. Please view the recordings and workshop materials below.


Workshop 1: Conceptual Understanding of Mediation, Friday, October 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

During this session, the instructor will delve into a comprehensive exploration of the principles underlying statistical mediation, along with an in-depth examination of techniques utilized for the assessment of mediation effects. Presented by the EHE QMC. Participants should have their own laptops with SPSS already installed.

Watch the recording of Workshop 1 here.

Click here to review the mediation workshop part I PowerPoint slides.

Workshop 2: Hands-On Mediation Exercises, Friday, November 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

During this session, the instructor will provide in-depth guidance on how to perform mediation analyses using Process in SPSS and how to interpret results from those analyses.  The workshop will include examples worked through by the instructor on datasets, which participants can follow, and exercises to practice the skills just learned. Join us for this FREE virtual hands-on workshop! Presented by the EHE QMC. Participants should have their own laptops with Process installed in SPSS.

Watch the recording of Workshop 2 here.

Click here to review the mediation workshop part II PowerPoint slides.


Click here to download SPSS

Contact us at if you have questions or need assistance downloading SPSS.

This event will be presented with automated closed captions. If you wish to request traditional CART services or other accommodations, please contact Brian Timm at or 614-247-6490. Requests made by September 1 will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.


Access to Process Macro

The PROCESS macro used in the mediation workshop series can be downloaded from the PROCESS Macro website. The macro can be downloaded for SPSS, SAS, and R. Here is an informational YouTube video by Dr. Mike Crowson on how to download the PROCESS macro for SPSS.