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Research skills recorded webinar
Research skills recorded webinar

Pre-recorded webinar.


Available to view online.

Research skills recorded webinar

This webinar provides a thorough examination of how to source, interpret and critically evaluate the latest research on child sleep, including how to quickly scan a study for relevant information. The webinar is facilitated by Macall Gordon, Little Live Wires.

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Pre-recorded webinar.

Available to view online.

Event Details

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This recorded webinar will increase your knowledge and confidence in sourcing and evaluating academic and scientific research papers related to infant sleep. This is a practical and accessible webinar (no maths knowledge required!) that will provide you with the research skills to identify relevant parts of a study and explain their purpose, learn the difference between key terms such as  “statistical significance” and “practical significance”, and discuss the way sleep interventions in a research setting differ from the real-world setting.

Aim & learning outcomes

The aim of this session is to provide you with a thorough examination of how to source, interpret and critically evaluate the latest research on child sleep. We cover the anatomy of a research article; where to find quality research; how to store and organise research articles; critical thinking skills and much more. The session closes with a Q/A discussion.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  1. Quickly scan a study for relevant information.
  2. Decribe the anatomy of a research article; considering the layout and structure.
  3. Consider the broad types of research and discuss pros and cons of different methods.
  4. Identify how to search for reputable research papers.
  5. Critique research papers and discuss common issues arising.

More about Macall Gordon, M.A.

Macall has a master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle with a research-based specialization in infant mental health, the development of emotional regulation, and parenting psychology. She also has a B.S. in Human Biology from Stanford University. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the graduate Counseling Psychology program at Antioch University in Seattle.

She has conducted and presented research on temperament, sleep, and parenting advice at infant and child development conferences around the world. Her research includes a critical literature review on the use of extinction in infants under a year, and large parent surveys on experiences with sleep advice, the “bright sides” of a “difficult” temperament, and the impact of temperament on parents’ experiences with sleep and sleep training.

She has been a featured speaker at national sleep conferences and has led webinar-based advanced training for sleep coaches, mental health providers, and others. She is a certified Gentle Sleep Coach in private practice as well as with the women’s telehealth platform, Maven Clinic. In her work, she has focused exclusively on working with parents of livewires. She comes to this work because she had two sensitive, alert, intense children, and she didn’t sleep for 18 years.

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Event requirements

To participate in our online (live) events, you will need access to:

  • A computer – laptop, desktop or tablet.

  • A high-speed internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE).

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth.

  • A webcam – built-in webcam or separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet.


You will be required to download Zoom so you can participate fully in the online (live) event.

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