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Richard McCleary to deliver lecture on time series experiments

By Paige Wilkerson
University News Service
January 23, 2012

Richard McCleary, professor of criminology, law and society in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California-Irvine, will give a lecture at Texas State University-San Marcos, Monday, Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Agriculture Building, room 204.

The lecture, "Validity Issues in the Time Series Experiment," discusses the evolution of time series experiments in the various fields of economics, law, medicine and the social sciences. The presentation will focus on threats to the four types of validity (statistical conclusion, internal, construct and external) as these apply to time series experiments.

McCleary earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1977 and has taught at the University of California for the past 24 years. He has taught throughout the United States on various aspects of sociology, specializing in criminal justice. He is currently working on a book, The Design and Analysis of Time Series Experiments, with David McDowall, criminal justice professor at the University of Albany.

The lecture is sponsored by the Texas State Department of Criminal Justice. Prior to the lecture, a reception will be held outside the room, beginning at 3 p.m. For more information, contact the Department of Criminal Justice at (512) 245-2174 or email