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Venue Information: Embassy Suites By Hilton 1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your registration at least two weeks prior to the day the course is scheduled to begin, you are entitled to a full refund (minus a processing fee of $50). If you cancel within the 14 days prior to the course you may transfer the full amount towards any future course or receive a full refund (minus a processing fee of $295).

In the unlikely event that Stats Camp Foundation must cancel a course, our team will do our best to inform you as soon as possible with more information. Students then have the option of receiving a full refund of the course fee or a full credit towards another future course. In no event shall Stats Camp Foundation be held responsible for any incidental or consequential damages that you may incur because of the cancellation. Course disclaimer. All courses include 365 days of asynchronous access after event.

*You must register prior to the event start, attendance is NOT mandatory. However; CE credits are only available if you attend live for the duration of the course. (Includes: On-Demand, Livestream and In-Person courses, all Stats Camp Retreats are in-person attendance only.)


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I can honestly say that for the first time in years I have been able to focus on myself and my research. I feel physically and mentally healthier than ever and I am excited about the cutting-edge knowledge and resources I am gaining in the rapidly evolving field of latent variable modeling. I am going to make it a goal to prioritize Statscamp for myself and graduate students on a yearly basis. Definitely recommend!
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Stats Camp is the place for a meeting of the minds and an opportunity to sit down and sort through complex ideas with people who can guide you, side-by-side, through the sticking points so you can get back into the flow. It’s amazing that something like this exists. Dr. Little has given the world a tremendous gift with Stats Camp. I walked in knowing nothing substantial and walked out delighted and better skilled.
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Benjamin Theisen, Ph.D., Business Psychology Consulting Group

The highlight of the summer break was attending ‘Stats Camp,’ an educational camp in Albuquerque New Mexico that provides advanced-level training in Statistics. The 5-day class I took (‘SEM with Mplus’) passed by quickly, as an information-packed series of lectures, hands-on examples, personal consultations, and jokes. Classes were small, lectures succinct/direct, and training content based on each individual student requests.
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Anna Yu Lee, PhD, MPH, MA, Counselor/Therapist

The Stats Camp instructors have an unmistakable dedication to research methods and data analysis of the very highest quality-but are remarkably balanced in their very obvious efforts to connect with others on a professional and personal level as very likable and real people. I really enjoyed the networking opportunities that the breakout sessions provided and will be returning for another Summer Camp soon!
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Chen Zhang, Ph.D., Faculty University of Memphis

I participated in the SEM: Foundations and Extended Applications course earlier this summer. It was such a wonderful statistics training opportunity that has, already, found lots of applications in various grant proposals and analyses. As I’ve said to several colleagues since, Stats Camp has a special ability to take something that prior to my arrival seemed overwhelming and complicated and make it seem so do-able.
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Stats Camp was the most useful statistical training I’ve ever had. The instructors are down to earth and practical in their teaching style and the classroom environment was relaxed and non-threatening, which is necessary for such a potentially daunting topic. In particular, the one-on-one private consultation with my own data was invaluable, I highly recommend signing up for the Summer Stats Camp in Albuquerque!
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Kris Carlson, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories

I can strongly recommend the Stats Camp Summer course in Longitudinal Mixture Modeling. It is as systematic and comprehensive as the very best of the research methods courses I have participated in since I moved from business to academics 12 years ago. It has been an important tool box for pulling apart differing effects in subpopulations for the coming generation of social and behavioral science researchers, starting now!
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Alan R. Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at NORD University, Bodø, Norway

I took both Foundations of SEM and Longitudinal SEM last summer and I have to say this has been one of the most useful learning experiences of my life. The courses were excellent! Everything was explained in a clear fashion with plenty of time for questions and practice. Learning was fun and the teaching happened at multiple levels, such that everyone would have a lot of knowledge gain regardless of their level of expertise.
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Rodica Damian, Ph.D., Associate Professor University of California, Davis

The Stats Camp instructor’s clear and practical presentation of material that was once intimidating to me has uncovered a powerful analytic tool. I feel comfortable that I’ve learned the correct application of SEM Foundations and Extended Applications from experts in the field. At the same time, I was introduced to cutting edge statistics techniques and I understand the advantages of their practical use and application.
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Jenny Tehan, Ph.D., Department of Psychology University of Akron

The Stats Camp expert instructors were clear, concise, and helpful in addressing questions. Before attending, I was concerned that I would have trouble truly understanding all of the concepts and material in such a short time, but the instruction was fantastic and not overwhelming. I particularly found it advantageous to stay on-site at the Embassy Suites so I could participate in all of the after hours networking events.
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Spiros Tzivelekis, Ph.D., GHE Director - Amgen

I was impressed with the amount of material Dr. Todd Little and team were able to cover in Summer Camp. The instructors moved at a pace appropriate for the participants, adapted the materials as we went along to accommodate this pace, and still offered individual consultations. I am confident that I can take everything I learned, from the basic to the advanced topics & employ them independently in my own research.
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Katie Paschall, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at Child Trends

Thank you to Dr. Todd Little and his team for facilitating such a great statistical methods training workshop in Albuquerque. I absolutely got what I needed and was energized in my work when I returned to Cleveland. This was a wonderful experience that I will be sure to share with my colleagues here at CWRU. Now I am looking forward to mediation this summer in Albuquerque! Who knew I would be excited for more stats!
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Leigh-Ann Sweeney, Ph.D., Lecturer and Health Service Researcher

The Summer Stats Camp training institute provides a wonderful opportunity for researchers and data analysts to learn the basic foundations of SEM as well as some advanced applications and research opportunities that SEM can facilitate. Dr. Little provides personable “hands-on”instruction in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. I highly recommend this summer institute to faculty and graduate students alike!
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Paul Schrodt, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

IN PERSON – 5-day Statistics Short Course

Program Evaluation Course Overview:

Trying to get that grant or contract?! You need to have a rigorous, evidence-based plan to secure that funding. Almost all non-scientific evaluations will be un-awarded or quickly dismissed. You need to assess your research project or program by conducting a rigorous evaluation of it. Fields such as sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, communication, governmental and nonprofit agencies, will benefit from this Program Evaluation course.

Seminar Topics:

  • Program theory and Logic Models
  • Needs assessment
  • Project Budgeting
  • Monitoring progress and measuring outcomes
  • Cost-effectiveness vs. Cost-benefit analysis
  • Time and discounting
  • Sensitivity analysis and risk analysis
  • Sem and decision tree extensions of cost-benefit analysis.
  • Reporting writing

Seminar Description:

Fields such as sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, communication, governmental and nonprofit agencies, will benefit from this Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis course.

Instructor: Mwarumba Mwavita, Ph.D.

Program Evaluation Statistical Training Course

Mwarumba Mwavita is Director of the Center for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) at Oklahoma State University. In addition, he is a Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (REMS) program in the College of Education and Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University where he teachers the GLM sequence of courses that includes ANOVA, Multiple Regression, MANOVA, and Multilevel Modeling.

APA Continuing Education Credits:

Program Evaluation Course

This course offers 29 hours of Continuing Education Credits. Stats Camp Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Stats Camp Foundation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Program Evaluation Course Includes:

Materials, downloads, recorded course video viewable for up to one year.

Learning Objectives:

After engaging in course lectures and discussions as well as completing the hands-on practice activities with real data, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the roles Stakeholder and Evaluator engagement play in developing an evaluation plan.
  • Develop evaluation questions.
  • Implement needs assessment and program planning.
  • Describe how to formulate and assess program theory.
  • Monitor program process.
  • Measure outcomes using program evaluation methods
  • Describe cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness.
  • Implement resource allocation and decision-making strategies.
  • Perform the steps in a cost-benefit analysis.
  • Evaluate whose viewpoint is being analyzed.
  • Measure value costs and benefits
  • Evaluate time values and decision rules.
  • Perform a sensitivity analysis.
  • Evaluate uncertainty and risk.
  • Perform a risk analysis
  • Describe the structural equation modeling extensions of a cost-benefit analysis.
  • Implement decision tree methods in a cost-benefit analysis framework.

Program Evaluation Course Prerequisites:

None Required Prerequisites Listed for This Course:

Software and Computer Support:

Participants need to bring a laptop computer with Wi-Fi capabilities. Students must have access to R Studio.

All statistical software used at Stats Camp will be available, free to participants, on our SMORS (statistical modeling on remote servers) system for the duration of camp.

Seminar Audience:

If you need to analyze a program or to conduct cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analyses, this seminar is for you. You should have a good working knowledge of the principles and practice of elementary statistical inference. You do not need to know matrix algebra, calculus, or decision theory (although knowledge of decision theory might be beneficial). Participants from a variety of fields, including sociology, psychology, education, human development, marketing, business, biology, medicine, political science, communication, and governmental and nonprofit agencies, will benefit from the seminar.

Seminar Files

For those who have enrolled in the seminar please download these files onto your computer before the first day of the seminar. The files are password protected to respect the intellectual property rights of the instructors. By using your login information you agree not to share your login information or the content protected by it.

Instructor will provide password on first day of seminar.

All statistical software used at Stats Camp will be available, free to participants, on our SMORS (statistical modeling on remote servers) system for the duration of camp.


Summer Stats Camp 2023: Program Evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis
Monday June 5, 2023
9:00–10:45 Welcome and Introduction to Program Evaluation
10:45–11:00 Snack and Rest Break
11:00–12:30 Focusing Evaluation: Stakeholders and Evaluator Engagement in Developing and Evaluation Plan
12:30–1:30 Lunch Break
1:30–3:15 Process of Program Evaluation: Formulating Evaluation Questions
3:15–3:30 Snack and Rest Break
3:30–5:00 Needs Assessment and Program Planning
Tuesday June 6, 2023
9:00–10:45 Program Theory: How to Formulate and Access Program Theory
10:45–11:00 Snack and Rest Break
11:00–12:30 Program Monitoring Process
12:30–1:30 Lunch Break
1:30–3:15 Measuring Outcomes;  Methods in Program Evaluation
3:15–3:30 Snack and Rest Break
3:30–5:00 Results and Interpretations in Program Evaluation
Wednesday June 7, 2023
9:00–10:45 Introduction to Cost Benefits and Cost Effectiveness
10:45–11:00 Snack and Rest Break
11:00–12:30 Recourse Allocation and Decision Making
12:30–1:30 Lunch Break
1:30–3:15 Steps in Cost Benefit Analysis
3:15–3:30 Snack and Rest Break
3:30–5:00 Whose Viewpoint?
Thursday June 8, 2023
9:00–10:45 Measuring and Valuing Cost and Benefits
10:45–11:00 Snack and Rest Break
11:00–12:30 Time Values and Decision Rules
12:30–1:30 Lunch Break
1:30–3:15 Sensitivity Analysis
3:15–3:30 Snack and Rest Break
3:30–5:00 Uncertainty, Risk and Risk Analysis
Friday June 9, 2023
9:00–10:45 SEM Extensions and Cost-Benefit Analysis
10:45–11:00 Snack and Rest Break
11:00–12:30 Decision Tree Extensions and Cost-Benefit Analysis
12:30–1:30 Snack and Rest Break
1:30~3:30 Individual Consultations


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