QTUG Background


Due to poor visibility of the field of Quantitative Psychology, there are fewer individuals trained in Quantitative Psychology than there are positions in need of individuals with such skills. There is also an imbalance in the kind of role models and mentors that are available to enhance quantitative training for a diverse group of students, with particular under-representation of minorities and women.

To address this need, Quantitative Training for Underrepresented Groups (QTUG) was developed to offer several days of quantitative training, in conjunction with the annual American Psychological Association (APA) convention. The approach draws on an organizational theory of diversity that emphasizes addressing social isolation through mentoring networks as well as establishing institutional responsibility for diversity.