SIOP 2013: Day 3
Day 3 was the final day of the SIOP conference. Per tradition, sessions were lightly attended – too much late night enjoyment at the end of Day 2, I suspect! I had a slow start myself, only getting to poster sessions a little after 10AM. One that caught my eye explored the effect of organizational support for the use of technology over time; surprisingly, the effect of strong organizational support on technology use weakened over time, not quite in line with what prior theory (and the researcher presenting!) predicted.
I also decided somewhat last-minute to attend a Master Tutorial on Bayesian statistics for I/O. Unfortunately, despite a full house and CE credits on the line for many, the speaker didn’t show! After about 15 minutes, I left and headed back to the poster session on Research Methods, with lots of interesting work, including a bit more on the equivalence of mTurk and undergraduate research samples. The added value on this paper? English-speaking, US-based mTurk samples are similar to undergraduate samples, but non-English-speaker samples are a little different.
Finally, I ended up at the closing plenary, given by Reverend TJ Martinez, founder of the Cristo Rey Jesuit College. He related an inspiring story about starting with zero support to start a school but ending by graduating a fair number of low-SES high school students (with an abysmal high school completion rate prior) with a 100% entrance rate into college. I am still not sure precisely what he had to do with I/O, but he was certainly an entertaining and admirable speaker.
At the very end incoming SIOP President Tammy Allen laid out a 5-section plan for SIOP in the coming year:
- Tie the varied local I/O advocacy and interest groups better to SIOP.
- Increase the visibility of I/O Psychology in Introductory Psychology courses and textbooks. Graduates of undergraduate psychology programs should, at minimum, be able to answer the question, “What is I/O Psychology?”, and this doesn’t happen in most programs.
- Work to improve SIOP’s branding, which may include the launch of a new practitioner-oriented journal.
- Improve national advocacy efforts on behalf of SIOP. Apparently we have already some folks on retainer, but this will expand.
- Better understand SIOP’s role and position in “science.” Psychology is viewed as one of the foundational areas of scholarship on which many other areas are based, but where does I/O fit specifically?
And that’s it for SIOP 2013! I’ve got another day in Houston – which will likely involve the Houston Aquarium and a nice dinner somewhere – and then back to cooler Norfolk (at a relatively chillier 70 degrees F!), where I’ll be writing a slew of follow-up emails to all the intriguing folks I met this year. And hopefully I’ll be sufficiently recovered from this trip in a year to attend SIOP 2014 in sunny Honolulu!
|14:04||#SIOP13 Day 3 begins with another SIOP tradition, for me anyway: I’ve lost my voice! Too much of a good thing I suppose!!|
|16:21||Fascinating poster on org support for tech use in orgs – changes over time in unexpected ways #siop13|
|16:22||@ericknud by that logic, wouldn’t you want to be unattractive? Inverted u-curve perhaps? #siop13|
|18:22||@ericknud yes, that’s what I’m saying – it is probably more complicated than just “moderately attractive is good”|
|18:24||#siop13 is both amazing and frustrating because you run into people you know constantly… Missed a whole session!|
|18:26||@TSP_Consulting @jbrodieg and what do #SIOP points get me, hmm? #siop13 or #siop14 perks perhaps?|
|18:41||Intro to Bayesian Statistics speaker is missing 10 mins into session… Uhoh #siop13|
|18:46||#SIOP13 skipped out on Bayesian tutorial without a speaker for research methods poster session… At least they’ll all show up!|
|18:51||@jsnread that was the consensus of the room!|
|18:53||@BelindaK04 what room is this?|
|21:55||#siop13 closing plenary… Rev Martinez is a pretty funny guy!|
|21:57||#siop13 closing plenary… Low income students as an investment opportunity for orgs… Future customers, future employees|
|22:10||#siop13 closing plenary… Inspiring speaker on the power of the few and disenfranchised to accomplish their goals|
|22:18||#siop13 #SIOP Prez Tammy Allen’s goals: tie local IO to SIOP, IO in intro, branding incl practitioner journal, natl advocacy, map of science|
|22:19||#siop13 video on Hawaii to encourage attendees at #siop14… Do we really need convincing??|
|23:06||End of Day 3 and end of #siop13… Great conference! So many followup emails to write!|
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