This will be a one-day course that introduces attendees to both exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. This event will aim to outline the theory of the technique, introduce the software (SPSS & 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 Children’s Research Network (CRN) data sets. No experience of factor analysis will be required although it would be beneficial if attendees have a basic understanding of correlations or regression models. 

This workshop aims to support research skills development and provide opportunities for networking (and potential collaboration) between attendees. The workshop will be provided by Dr Donncha Hanna (School of Psychology) and Dr Liam O’Hare (School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work) from Queen’s University Belfast.

Using Children and Young People’s Data

Training will be take place in the School of Psychology at Queens University Belfast. Attendees will the opportunity of building and running models using real data related to children and young people’s lives (including the archived Doodle Den data set.)

 The study Doodle Den was a randomised controlled trial of an after-schools literacy programme for pupils in Senior Infants class (aged 5-6 years) in Tallaght, Dublin.

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.

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.  

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.

Registration for this event is now closed.