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Meg Berta

Graduate Research Assistant

E016 Lagomarcino

mmberta@iastate.edu

515-294-1941

Degrees

Ph.D. Expected Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, 2019
M.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, 2017
B.A. Creative Writing and Philosophy, Ohio University, 2011

Current Projects

Juvenile Justice Reentry Project Evaluation

Research Interests

Program evaluation, quantitative methods, and the psychology of violence

About

I started my graduate studies at ISU in Human Development and Family Studies fall of 2014. During my time here, I have focused on quantitative methods. I have experience with a variety of statistical procedures (SEM, power analysis, bootstrap sampling, Monte Carlo simulations, etc.) and statistical software (Stata, MPlus, and SPSS). Working with Dr. Amie Zarling, I contributed to the evaluation of a new program for domestic violence offenders within the Iowa Department of Corrections. Dr. Cassandra Dorius taught me how to extract and transform a nationally-representative secondary dataset using syntax in Stata. As part of a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project, I collaborated with a graduate student and faculty in engineering to research tools for evidence-based pedagogy in online classes. I started as a Graduate Research Assistant at RISE fall of 2017.



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