Course listing

Upcoming CCRAM Sessions

The Canadian Centre for Research Analysis and Methods offers online and in-person courses to advance your research practice. Learn from leading experts in behavioural science.

Mediation, Moderation and Conditional Process Analysis: A Second Course

Self-paced – Online | October 12 – November 2, 2022

Andrew F. Hayes, University of Calgary | $625 Canadian dollars

This course is a follow-up to our introductory course, extending the fundamentals to more complicated problems such as multicategorical causal agents and moderators, multiple moderators, three-way interaction, and other more advanced topics.

Introduction to Social Network Analysis

In person in Calgary | October 14-15, 2022

Jenny Godley, University of Calgary | $895 Canadian dollars

Social network analysis examines the patterning of relationships between individuals and groups to understand social action. This introductory-level course covers the fundamentals of design, collection, analysis and interpretation of both whole and ego-centered network data.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Livestreamed online | October 28 and November 4-5, 2022

Piers Steel, University of Calgary | Hadi Fariborzi, Mount Royal University

See details for tuition

All scientists regularly have a need to summarize the available literature in their area or update their knowledge of recent research findings in that area. Relying heavily on the freely-available HubMeta platform, the goal of this course is to help you build, develop, and modernize your skills on systematic literature searches and the quantitative summarizing of that literature through meta-analytic methods.

Introduction to Multilevel Modeling

In person in Calgary | November 18-19, 2022

Jason Rights, University of British Columbia | $795 Canadian dollars (until Oct. 18; $895 after Oct. 18)

Multilevel modeling (also known as hierarchical linear modeling or linear mixed effects modeling) is widely used to analyze nested data structures. This course covers the fundamental statistical principles underlying multilevel modeling, a variety of techniques and methods that can be used in many different research contexts, and how to appropriately specify models and interpret results in practice.

Scale Development and Psychometrics

In person in Calgary | December 9-10, 2022

Jessica Flake, McGill University | $795 Canadian dollars (until Nov. 9; $895 after Nov. 9)

Researchers often need to measure some aspect of people’s psychology, be it their attitudes, satisfaction, motivation or intentions. This short course will cover the fundamentals of how to develop, evaluate, and refine measurement instruments and procedures using modern psychometric methods.

Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis

Self-paced – Online | Date and location TBD

Andrew F. Hayes, University of Calgary

Effects that behavioural scientists study usually have boundary conditions (moderation) and always operate through some kind of mechanism (mediation) that is contingent on individual differences, context, or situation (moderated mediation). Using the principles of ordinary least squares regression analysis, this course introduces the fundamentals of mediation, moderation, and conditional process analysis and their implementation, with a focus on the PROCESS macro invented by the instructor.

Doing Open and Replicable Science

In person | Date and location TBD

Felix Cheung, University of Toronto

Transparency in study planning, analytical coding, and research materials facilitate independent verification of study findings. Improving replicability of research means that we can have stronger confidence in making decisions based on empirical findings. This course will cover the principles of, tools, and resources for how to do open and replicable science.

Structural Equation Modeling Done Right

In person | Date and location TBD

Rex Kline, Concordia University

Structural equation modeling is widely used in many disciplines including psychology, education, communication, biology, medicine, and others. Unfortunately, many—and possibly most—published SEM studies have at least one flaw so severe that it compromises the scientific merit of the work. This course, which assumes some working familiarity and experience with SEM as a technique, will reinforce best practices in SEM and thereby assist participants to avoid common pitfalls and shortcomings. 

Experience CCRAM in Calgary

In-person CCRAM courses are hosted at the University of Calgary, downtown location. Take advantage of this opportunity to visit Calgary, Alberta. Only an hour drive away from the extraordinary Canadian Rocky Mountains. Must-see destinations include Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and Canmore. In warmer months, you can canoe or kayak across the many beautiful lakes, hike and camp in the tall forests, and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Explore Calgary's vibrant downtown. Calgary’s culinary scene delivers flavours from all over the world with hundreds of great restaurants to choose from. Rich in arts, culture, entertainment and leisure activities, there’s always something to do in Calgary.

Getting to Calgary

Calgary is easy to get to from various destinations around the world. With one of the world's most modern and welcoming airports, getting to Calgary by air is easy with commercial airline access and other options available to travellers. Nonstop flights to Calgary are available from most Canadian commercial airports as well as Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Dublin, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis, New York/Newark, Paris, Phoenix, Portland (Oregon), Rome, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle.


Accommodations

Below we provide a list of suggested hotels in the downtown area and their distance to the downtown campus. 

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown – 888 7th Avenue SW

200m, 2-minute walk to downtown campus

Holiday Inn and Suites – 1016 8th Avenue SW

200m, 2-minute walk to downtown campus

Marriott Residence Inn – 610 10th Avenue SW

700m, 9-minute walk to downtown campus

Westin Calgary Downtown – 320 4th Avenue SW

1.3 km, 16-minute walk to downtown campus

Hyatt Regency – 700 Centre Street SE

1.4km, 18-minute walk to downtown campus

Calgary's tram system (CTrain) is free to ride in the downtown core. There is a CTrain stop across the street from the downtown campus (8th Street SW station)

If you would like to share a room to reduce your lodging costs, contact us at ccram@ucalgary.ca with your details and roommate preferences and we can try to match you to someone else also seeking a room sharing arrangement. 


Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration or withdraw from your registered program, emailed notice must be submitted to a representative of the Canadian Centre for Research Analysis and Methods.

Cancellation or withdrawal of your registration will incur the following fee:
• $100 for notice of cancellation/withdrawal from the program received 31 days or greater prior to the program start date
• The fee amount equivalent to 25% of the program cost, up to a maximum of $500, for notice of cancellation/withdrawal from the program received between 30 and 15 days prior to the program start date
• The fee amount equivalent to 100% of the program cost, for notice of cancellation/withdrawal from the program received 14 days or less prior to the program start date.

Should you be unable to attend a registered program due to acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities, pandemic, or other emergencies making it illegal or impossible to travel, emailed notice must be submitted to a representative of the Canadian Centre for Research Analysis and Methods. You will be required to pay the $100 program deposit. All other cancellation fees will be waived.

Although always a last resort, we reserve the right to cancel a course or substitute a different instructor if circumstances require. We strive to give at least three weeks notice when such a cancellation or substitution is required. If a cancellation must occur, the Canadian Centre for Research Analysis and Methods is not responsible for any costs you may have incurred (e.g., nonrefundable airline tickets or hotel bookings). 

Questions?
If you have questions, please contact us at (403) 220-6600 or by email ccram@ucalgary.ca.