This was a one-day course that introduces attendees to path analysis. This event aimed to outline the theory of the technique, introduce the software (AMOS will be used) and allow hands-on experience of modelling data to allow attendees to use these techniques on their own research projects or CRN data sets. No experience of path analysis was required although it would be beneficial if attendees had a basic understanding of correlations or regression models. 

This workshop aimed to support research skills development and provide opportunities for networking (and potential collaboration) between attendees. The workshop was provided by Dr Donncha Hanna and Dr Liam O’Hare from Queen’s University Belfast.

Children and Young People

Training took place in the School of Psychology at Queens University Belfast. Attendees had the opportunity of building and running models using real data related to children and young people’s lives (including the archived Mate-Tricks programme evaluation data set:
https://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/cdimate-tricks/).
The Mate-Tricks programme is a manualised and sequenced after-school programme designed to improve personal development and social outcomes among children ages 9 to 10 years (Irish fourth class).

Event Partners

Children’s Research Network (CRN) supports the research community in Ireland and Northern Ireland by creating and maintaining an inclusive network through which ‘What works research’ can be supported and shared. www.childrensresearchnetwork.o...

Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) is an applied research centre at Queen’s University Belfast committed Using robust evidence to make a real difference to the lives of children, families and communities. www.qub.ac.uk/cesi

School of Psychology (QUB) focuses on the scientific study of behaviour with the aim of influencing the future of the discipline and enabling far-reaching benefits for society.
https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/...