RMC Affiliate Dr. Alison Koenka, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Educational Studies, will present, “Missing Data in Education Research” at the Educational Psychology Brown Bag on Feb. 12.
Presentation abstract: Missing data is an unavoidable consequence of conducting research in educational psychology. However, despite the pervasiveness of missing data, many researchers do not receive formal training on techniques for correctly handling it. Therefore, this talk will discuss the importance of addressing missing data in education research and introduce two strategies for doing so: multiple imputation and full information maximum likelihood. To this end, this talk will explain how these strategies can be carried out, along with the benefits and shortcomings associated with each. Attention will be devoted to handling missing data that includes categorical variables, interactions, and a multilevel structure.
The event will be held in Ramseyer Hall, Room 136, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm and is open to all.