Maggie Chan, a doctoral candidate who just successfully defended her dissertation in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, will give the talk “How School Diversity Relates to Race-based Victimization and School Connectedness: Using Latent Profile Analysis” on Wednesday, May 18 from 1 pm – 2:30 pm on Zoom. The free event is sponsored by Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences.
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) at UCSB is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. emphasis available to students who wish to develop and use cutting-edge quantitative methods in social science research. Its curriculum is designed to provide students with the rigorous mathematical and statistical background necessary for advanced quantitative work, while also providing a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the use of quantitative methods in the social sciences. A growing number of departments and faculty participate in the emphasis and the weekly colloquia, which features speakers engaged in quantitative research across all social science disciplines.
Maggie Chan (she/her) received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and teaching credential in Hong Kong. Her research interests include school mental health, with a particular focus on the role of contextual factors in the school system, interpersonal relationships, individual characteristics, and their interactions contributing to the social-emotional development and school experiences of students and teachers. She will complete her pre-doctoral internship at the Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium.