The Program & Workshop Leaders
You will be able to choose two content streams from the ones listed below:
Scholarly Manuscript Writing Workshop
This workshop is geared toward advanced and mid-level graduate students who are already working on publication materials.
Deborah Best & Judith Gibbons
Publishing allows us to share knowledge, create an evidence base for practice and intervention, influence policy and decision-making at the national and international levels, and achieve personal career development and career advancement. This workshop, led by one current and one former editor of prominent international psychology journals, will provide tips on how to publish your research findings, as well as opportunities to practice writing, re-writing, and evaluating manuscripts. We will also address critical issues in the dissemination of research, such as ethical concerns in publishing, predatory journals, and evaluation of the quality of academic journals. Participants should bring outlines or early drafts of manuscripts they plan to submit for publication.
Understanding How to Work With and For Canadian Indigenous Communities
This workshop is geared toward all levels of graduate students wishing to better understand theoretical and methodological indigenous approaches to psychology research.
Jean Becker & Stryker Calvez
This workshop will explore Indigenous worldviews as participatory action research, with the goal of better understanding how to do research with vulnerable cultural populations. We will educate the students in Canada’s rich history, particularly regarding the plight of the Indigenous Peoples who have been in Canada for more than 10,000 years. Over the last 50 years, the Indigenous People have begun to reclaim their independence and to restore their languages and cultural practices. This workshop will peel the intricate layers of this complex history and current practices and laws that necessitate tailored methodologies for studying these populations. Together with the instructors, students will discover the flexibility required of cross-cultural psychology scholars conducting research with indigenous populations. Elder Jean Becker and Dr. Stryker Calvez, Indigenous leaders in their communities of practice, will introduce participants to land-based pedagogy, explore and contrast different ways of knowing, and examine how to apply these lessons to research, in a good way.
Philosophy, Theory, and Methodology of Culture And Psychology Research
This workshop is geared toward early to mid-level graduate students wishing to develop and/or strengthen their understanding of fundamentals in methods and theory in cross-cultural psychology.
This workshop invites students to reflect on their philosophical, theoretical, and methodological assumptions in conducting their own studies. Through guided discourse, students will gain a deeper understanding of the history and main theoretical assumptions of research on culture and psychology, specifically as seen through the lens of sociocultural models. This session also covers methodological and philosophical assumptions of conducting research guided by a theory of cultural models, including etic vs. emic position of researchers, variable- versus case-based approaches; and mono-cultural and comparative cultural studies. We will apply a person-centered ethnography and examine ethical aspects of culture and psychology research. Each session will be based on the corresponding chapters of the textbook (Chirkov, V. (2016). Fundamentals of research on culture and psychology: Theory and methods. New York: Routledge) and supplemented by additional readings. The workshop will be organized around thematic sessions. Each session will start with a short lecture using PowerPoint slides, and then a discussion of the issue at hand.
Advanced Statistics Workshop
This workshop is geared toward advanced and mid-level graduate students who already have a solid foundation in statistics and wish to develop and apply advanced multilevel modeling skills.
Multilevel modelling (MLM) is a powerful technique that allows researchers to analyze data and interrogate theories that operate at multiple levels of analyses. Cross-cultural psychologists, for example, can use MLM to investigate the impact of different cultural values on individual outcomes, or whether characteristics of nations or individuals are more important predictors of individual attitudes. In this workshop, I will introduce you to MLM, outlining why and when it is useful from a conceptual (rather than statistical) standpoint. We will then discuss the types of research questions that MLM could be used to answer in cross-cultural research before conducting multilevel regression analyses ourselves using a specialist multilevel program (HLM Student Edition).
You will be encouraged to do some preparatory work before coming to Guelph. The stream leaders will provide reading lists and specific prior to the start of the C&P School.