Centers and Institutes

Research Workshop

The Charles H. Houston Center's Research Workshop is designed for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about research methods and analytical techniques utilized to conduct research on the Black experience in education.

The Research Workshop is designed to help participants:

*Conduct research that explores issues impacting the educational experiences and outcomes of African Americans

*Utilize research procedures to analyze data pertaining to African Americans in educational settings

*Apply theoretical and conceptual information to explore contemporary issues regarding the Black experience in education

Research Workshop

The Fall 2014 Research Workshop will focus on exploring disparities in educational environments. Participants will learn how to use the Crosstab function in SPSS to generate relative risk ratios and odds ratios. Relative risk ratios tell us how many times more likely one group is to experience an outcome than another group. They are powerful, easy to generate, and easy to understand. We will also generate odds ratios which are less intuitive but more often reported in research papers. Lastly, we will discuss the correct way to report both relative risk ratios and odds ratios. Participants will use data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and the South Carolina Department of Education to assess disparities in in-school suspension by race.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Location: 200 Tillman Hall (PC Computer Lab)
Presenter: Cindy Roper, Research and Planning Administrator at the Charles H. Houston Center

Registration Process

Because the workshop will take place in 200 Tillman Hall, space is limited. To register for the workshop, please e-mail Cindy Roper.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please e-mail Cindy Roper or call 864-656-0607.