For the 2023 annual SERA meeting, there are two training sessions. 

Training Session 1 ($30) OPEN

Learning and Teaching the General Linear Model Through Gamification and an Open-Source Shiny Application
Presenters: Kim Nimon, Linda Zientek, and Julia Fulmore

The importance of understanding the general linear model (GLM) dates back decades. Using the backdrop of canonical correlation analysis (CCA) as a general analytic model and the shiny application canCORRgam (, this interactive workshop will test participants’ knowledge regarding the parsimony of analyses subsumed by CCA and the hierarchical nature of parametric tests. Participants will be asked to question their knowledge about the hierarchy of the GLM and will leave with an understanding of the transitive properties within the GLM map by data type. Participants will utilize canCORRgam to explore with real data the hierarchical path of analyses subsumed by CCA for 15 different models. In addition, the application promotes participants’ understanding of relevant effect sizes and test statistics by providing a repository of conversion formulas. This workshop is based on information introduced in the 2021 Online First article: A Hierarchical Map and Application to Traverse and Unify Analyses Subsumed by Canonical Correlation (A Hierarchical Map and Application to Traverse and Unify Analyses Subsumed by Canonical Correlation)

Training Session 2 ($30) OPEN

Do MORE than Just Finish: How to Thrive During the Dissertation Process and Write a Well-Funded, Award-Winning Dissertation that Propels You into A Sustainable Research Agenda and Career
Presenter: Emma P. Bullock 

As the winner of five major dissertation awards and six additional graduate student research awards while procuring over $20,000 in funding to support her dissertation scholarship, Dr. Emma Bullock, Ph.D. (2018 SERA Bruce Thompson Outstanding Paper Award) knows how to approach the dissertation process so you earn multiple job interviews (Dr. Bullock had 25 phone interviews and 10 on-campus interview requests in her last year of grad school) and propel your career. From conceptualization to defense and the job interview, Dr. Bullock will share how to effectively and efficiently select your committee, select your topic and research question(s), hone your research skills, write a literature review, pilot your ideas, build your academic network, procure funding, use the resources your school and professional organizations offer, write in 30-minute increments, present and defend your findings, solicit spectacular letters of recommendation, and apply for awards that will propel you into a successful job interview process that promotes your research agenda and future career. You do not need to settle for just finishing. Bring YOUR dissertation ideas and learn how to use the dissertation process as the means toward accomplishing your academic and professional dreams in this interactive and fun workshop.

Pending availability, tickets for the training session may be purchased on-site (check or cash only).