Presented by William M. Bannon, Jr., PhD
Registration will close in approximately two weeks for the first session of the new 6-week webinar class Mastering a Mediating or
Moderating Effects Research Study hosted by StatsWhisperer, Inc. This session will be held from March 18, 2019 to April 25, 2019.
The registration fee of $300 covers the cost of registration and of all course materials. Registration will be available until the first day of the
webinar March 18, 2018 (Midnight, EST).
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THE THOUGHT PROCESS BEHIND THIS COURSE
The study of indirect effects (i.e., mediating and moderating effects) is one of the most exciting and interesting activities in quantitative
research. Specifically, the straightforward nature of direct effects (where if variable A increases then variable B either increases or
decreases) is quite important. However, the study of indirect effects helps us identify a third variable that impacts the relationship between
the variables A and B in a manner that is very often more interesting than the direct effect itself!
In other words, the study of indirect effects allows us to present a more nuanced examination of relationships where a mediating or
moderating variable influences the relationship between the independent and dependent variables.
In spite of the great utility of testing for indirect effects, the methods are generally underutilized and not understood. In fact, it is quite
common that the distinction between moderating and mediating effects is unclear. Therefore, this webinar program has been created
to review the essentials of both mediating and moderating indirect effects, as well as how these methods of data analysis are
nested within a full research study.
The objective of this webinar program is to enable the participant to structure and implement a qualitative data analysis study incorporating
mediating or moderating effects analysis. To meet this overall objective, attendees will meet a list of smaller objectives that include (but are
not limited to):
1. Learn the foundations of indirect effects analysis of moderating effects: Using the SPSS software, step by step guidance will be
provided in detail regarding how to structure and implement a full quantitative research study examining moderating effects. Specifically,
analysis will examine how a moderating variable moderates the relationship between an independent and dependent variable. The initial
presentation will examine a 2 x 2 moderating effect. After that larger interaction terms will be examined.
2. Learn the foundations of indirect effects analysis of mediating effects: Using the AMOS function in the SPSS software, attendees
will learn how to structure and implement a full quantitative research study examining mediating effects. Specifically, analysis will examine
how the presence of a third variable (the mediating variable), mediates the relationship between an independent and dependent variables.
Both partial and full mediation effects will be examined in the context of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and Path Analysis.
3. Publishing findings: Attendees will learn how to conduct the write-up and report the results of the statistical analysis in manuscript form.
Several resources are provided to meet the objectives, including weekly presentations, personalized attention, and written materials.
Specifically, the webinar features include:
1. Weekly Webinar Presentations: A new 1 to 2 hour webinar presentation will be made available to participants every Monday during
the 6-week duration of the program (emailed to the attendees by 9am EST). All examples and lecture notes will use SPSS.
Presentations are recorded, so each may be watched at the viewer's convenience. Attendees have indefinite access to the presentations
during and after the webinar.
2. Q and A Sessions: Learning these materials is often facilitated by the participant being able to present their questions directly to the
facilitator. Therefore, participants will be able to email their questions on the material directly to Dr. Bannon every Thursday (a 24 hour Q
and A session) during the program and have him respond to them personally.*
3. Written materials: A written chapter (PDF) detailing the materials presented is provided each week to elaborate the content provided in
each weekly webinar. The combined chapters will act as a manual containing detailed lecture notes, examples of computer printouts, and
several other useful features.
4. One-Hour Personal Consultation: Participants often have specific projects which they are applying this learning to. Additionally,
participants often prefer to present some questions by phone or in person. Subsequently, Dr. Bannon will schedule a 1-hour personal
consultation by phone or in person (regularly $192 at the student rate) with each participant to discuss any topic of the participants choosing
(e.g., webinar course materials, a project that is being developed or worked upon).*
5. Writing Critique: Reporting findings in scientific text and tables is a skill. Many times a critique and feedback to one’s work is of great
benefit. Subsequently, as a part of this webinar there will be a small writers workshop where participants are welcome to submit up to 10
pages of scientific writing (e.g., the methods and results sections of a dissertation or research study) to Dr. Bannon for critique and
*Due to the high level of personalized attention in this program, seats for the webinar will be very limited
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is designed to facilitate a foundational understanding of the process of data analysis examining mediation or moderation
indirect effects. Therefore, students, academic, and professionals approaching quantitative data analysis of indirect effects at the
fundamental level or those who would like a refresher course before performing this type of quantitative study would find this course useful.
Doctoral students that must complete dissertation and capstone studies examining mediating or moderating effects will find this course of
particular use, as the information helps set the entire foundation for such a study, as well as instructs on how to implement the analysis and
write up findings in a manuscript or chapter form.
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