Conference Agenda

 

8:00am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30am

Welcome:  Dr. Jerry R. Thomas, Dean, College of Education (UNT)

8:35am

Introduction: Dr. Abbas Tashakkori, Department Chair, Educational Psychology (UNT)

8:40am

On the Joys of Missing Data: Todd Little (Texas Tech University)

10:00am

Break

10:15am

Session 1

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - What's the Best Predictor of Them All? - Kim Nimon (UT-Tyler)
Latent Semantic Analysis - Nick Evangelopoulos (UNT)
Big Data and Its Implications to Research Methodologies and Funding! - Cornelia Carragea (UNT)

11:20am

Session 2

Applying Canonical Correlation: An Example Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – K - Celia Wilson (Texas Wesleyan)
On the Uses and Approaches to Classification/Clustering - Grant Morgan (Baylor University)
The Meta on Meta-Analysis - Endia Lindo (UNT)

12:20pm

Lunch/Roundtable Presentations

1:00pm

Session 3

The Relationship Between Factor Analytic and Item Response Theory Models - Akihito Kamata (SMU)
Propensity Score Matching:  A Pragmatic Approach for Non-Equivalent Group Comparisons - Forrest Lane (Dallas ISD)
Growth Mixture Models - Qi Chen (UNT)

2:05pm

A Brief Introduction to Inferential or Descriptive Bootstrap Analysis - Bruce Thompson (Texas A&M)

2:35pm

Break

2:50pm

A Mixed Research-Based Meta-Framework for Conducting a Comprehensive Literature Review Using a Multimodal, Ethical, and Culturally Progressive Lens - Tony Onwuegbuzie (Sam Houston State)

3:25pm

How to Publish: Panel Discussion

Cornelia Carragea (UNT)
Robin Henson (UNT)
Todd Little (Texas Tech University)
Tony Onwuegbuzie (Sam Houston State)
Abbas Tashakkori (UNT)
Bruce Thompson (Texas A&M)

4:00pm

ADJOURN

4:30pm

Reception Open

5:00pm

Bar