Power Analysis Workshop | Oct 13

October 13, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
NCSA Room 1030

The Center for Social and Behavioral Science is excited to announce a unique learning opportunity for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty. Kevin Grimm, Director of Facilities and Research Advancement and Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, will give a workshop on power analysis.

Power analyses are becoming increasingly essential for external proposal submissions and conducting replicable social behavioral science. They are also an important tool for designing a study and choosing a sample, as well as evaluating the research of others. The interactive workshop is designed to help participants develop these essential skills.

Participants will be encouraged to engage in hands-on exercises using real-life data sets. When participants register, they will have the chance to vote on whether the second half of the workshop will focus on Multilevel Modeling (MLM) or Structural Equation Modeling (SEM).

Participation in this workshop offers a valuable opportunity for faculty members to deepen their understanding of power analysis, enhance the quality and reliability of their research, and better position them to submit successful research proposals. It is also a chance to network and share insights with colleagues who are concerned with the advancement of quantitative methods in social-behavioral science.


8:30 to 9: Registration and breakfast
9 to 10: Monte Carlo Simulation for Power Analysis in Regression
10-10:15: Break
10:15-11:15 Regression Power Analysis Lab
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: Monte Carlo Simulation for Power Analysis in MLM (or SEM)
12:30 to 1:30: Break for lunch
1:30 to 2:30: MLM or SEM Power Analysis Lab
2:30 to 2:45: Break
2:45 to 3:30: Monte Carlo Simulation for Non-Normal Outcomes