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Research Workshops and Events 2017


Opening minds: Civil discourse in an uncivil age - the quest for a post-partisan citizenship

Speaker: Alexander Heffner, Public Broadcasting Service Show, USA

Date & Time: Tuesday 21st November 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Venue: The Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University

Faculty Lecture.

Divisiveness today is a pervasive plague on discourse and governance. Social media proliferate clickbait, fake news and filter bubbles. Algorithms polarize information intake. So what are possible prescriptions to correct this vicious cycle? How can our digital footprint translate into prosocial rather than antisocial behavior? How can the press restore faith in the democratic process?

Join us for this enlightening talk by one of the most well-known public affairs program hosts in the world.

*Registrations for this event have now closed*

An audio recording of this public lecture can be accessed here.


Workshop: Introduction to R

Presenter: Dr Peter Humburg, Faculty Statistician

Date & Time: Thursday 23rd November 2017, 9.00am - 4.00pm

Venue: Macquarie Theatre Active Learning Space, 21 Wally's Walk (W2.4A 2.300)

Faculty of Human Sciences Workshop Series: Data Analysis and Statistics.

If you want to learn how to use R for your data analysis without having to know anything about either R or Statistics, this workshop is for you. You will learn how to import data into R, how to process data to prepare for analysis, and how to use R to create plots to visualise and explore data. There will be plenty of opportunities to try things out yourself. All you'll need is a laptop and an interest in learning R.

*Registrations for this event have now closed*

The slides from this workshop can be accessed here.


Workshop: Power Analysis and Sample Size Estimation

Presenter: Dr Peter Humburg, Faculty Statistician

Date & Time: Thursday 7th December 2017, 10.00am - 1.00pm

Venue: Macquarie Theatre Active Learning Space, 21 Wally's Walk (W2.4A 2.300)

Faculty of Human Sciences Workshop Series: Data Analysis and Statistics.

Are you trying to figure out how many samples you'll need for the new study you are planning? This workshop will cover the fundamentals of power analysis and provide you with an opportunity to apply them to your own study. You'll need to bring a laptop, the details of a study for which you'd like to conduct a power analysis and some enthusiasm.

*Registrations for this event have now closed*

The slides from this workshop can be accessed here.


Please address any requests for further information to Leanne Palmer at humansciencesresearch@mq.edu.au

Faculty Public Lecture Series 2018


Technology and the Mental Health Frontier: Preventing Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide

Presenter: Distinguished Professor Bradley Schmidt, Florida State University, USA

Date & Time: Thursday 31st May 2018, 6.00pm-7:30pm

Venue: Level 1 Lecture Theatre, Australian Hearing Hub, 16 University Avenue

Technology can greatly impact our efficiency and effectiveness, dramatically affecting almost every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, the field of mental health has only recently begun to incorporate technological innovations in prevention and treatment. In this public lecture, Distinguished Professor Bradley Schmidt will discuss some of the reasons behind this slow adoption of technology and discuss new techniques that have the potential to reduce the large public health burden posed by anxiety, depression, and suicide within our societies. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how technology can be harnessed for more tailored preventative treatments, targeting factors that cut across a range of mental health conditions. This highly relevant event will appeal to a broad audience - individuals experiencing mental health problems, parents, teachers, scientists, researchers, and policy makers alike.

Distinguished Professor Bradley Schmidt is based at Florida State University and is the Director of the Anxiety and Behavioral Health Clinic. He is a world-leading expert in anxiety and related psychopathology, with a broad research program focused on translational research, prevention, and treatment. Professor Schmidt has received over $15 million in research funding and published over 400 papers, with 24 of his articles scoring within the top 10% of all papers in the field of psychology/psychiatry. He has served on over 35 Scientific Review Committees and currently sits on 10 Editorial Boards. Professor Schmidt is at the forefront of developing and utilising technology in clinical settings.

Registration available here.


Please address any requests for further information to Leanne Palmer at humansciencesresearch@mq.edu.au

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