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Summer Schools 2017

5 day course “Learning by Doing” Quantitative Research Methods (21-25 August 2017)


Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRiSS) “Learning by Doing” Quantitative Research Methods Summer School runs from Mon 21 – Fri 25 August 2017 at Trinity College Dublin.

The 5-day summer school is designed to provide postgraduates, PhD students and researchers in the social science area with training in both basic and advanced quantitative research methods using commonly used statistical tools including SPSS, AMOS and Mplus. Topics include research design, measurement, reliability, validity test, multiple linear regression, mediation, moderation, moderated mediation test, structural equation modelling (SEM), and mediation & moderation SEM. After the summer school you will be able to understand a range of quantitative research methods and apply these techniques to you own data analysis journey.

What topics will be covered?

  • Day 1: Survey Design, Measurements, and Reliability
  • Day 2: Validly Test (Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis)
  • Day 3: Linear Regression, Mediation and Moderation Models
  • Day 4: Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)
  • Day 5: Introduction to Mplus and Using Mplus for analysis

Travel and Accommodation
Trinity College Dublin is located in the heart of Dublin and is easily accessed to. Please click here to see how to get to Trinity college.
There are many places that participants can stay. On campus accommodation is available at reasonable price. Early booking is encouraged. More details can be found here.

Instructor: Dr Na Fu at Trinity Business School
Dr. Na Fu is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at Trinity Business School. She achieved her PhD from Dublin City University. Dr Fu’s primary research interest is focused on strategic human resource management issues relevant to organisational growth and development. She has led a number of research projects in both the private and public sectors. Within the private sector, she is interested in the strategic HRM of the professional service firm (PSF). PSFs such as accounting, consulting and law firms, are regarded as knowledge-intensive firms in which knowledge creation, exchange and combination is critical to innovation. Within the public sector, Na has conducted projects with large public sector organisations investigating how employees' experience of organisational HRM practices influences their attitudes and behaviours. Her secondary research interest is focused on the Statistical Modelling Techniques that can be used to mine large datasets (e.g. Structural Equation Modelling-SEM, Multi-level Modelling, Moderation SEM, Moderated Mediation etc.). In this regard, she has been invited to work with people on a broad range of management topics. Dr Fu’s research has been published in leading journals, including Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, and Human Relations among others. Her research has been recognised national and internationally via winning multiple prestigious awards from the Academy of Management (largest professional association for management and organisation scholars), Emerald, the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Irish Research Council, International Human Resource Development Conference and Irish Academy of Management. Currently, Na is on the editorial board of Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Employee Relations and Journal of Organisational Effectiveness: People and Performance (JOE).

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