QMS Research Talk: Applied Quantitative Methods in Mental Health Research

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Location: Scarfe Building Library Block Room 2415
Speaker: Xuyan Tang (M.A. student in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology)
Ben Hives (Ph.D. student in Kinesiology)
Moderator: Guanyu Chen (Ph.D. student in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology)

A Translation and Validation Study of the Hubley Depression Scale for Older Adults (HDS-OA) in the General Adult Population in China
By Xuyan Tang

The validation study is to evaluate the psychometric properties of a Chinese translated version of depression scale.The purpose of this research is to obtain a better screen of depression that might increase the accuracy of diagnosis and allow for more timely intervention for Chinese people with depression.

The Multidisciplinary Correlates of Chronic Stress in Canadians
By Ben Hives

The secondary data analysis by Ben analyzed data from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey – Mental Health.This study uses two approaches to test the associations between multiple factors and chronic stress including traditional statistics and machine learning algorithms.

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