Faculty Profile: Shaun Hains

Shaun Hains

Dr. Hains received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook University in 2001 and has been a part-time faculty member since 2002. Dr. Hains was awarded the 2013 National Educator of the Year Award from the Canadian Teachers Association and the same award from the Alberta Teachers Association. She received the Cowen Award from Division 27 of the APA for her dissertation, An Emerging Voice, a study using Indigenous Research methods to address the issues surrounding Native students staying in school. During the period of the intervention studied in her dissertation, 100% of the Native students remained in school. Dr. Hains is a retired Psychologist, a member of the Society for Indian Psychologists, and a retired member of the College of Alberta Psychologists. Her recent article, Hains, S. (2012). Defining a Peace Process. Society for Indian Psychologists. Logan, Utah, has assisted many others in Peace Studies.

Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses

Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution

Ph.D., Psychology, 2001, Saybrook
M. A., Teacher Education, 1994, Goddard College
B. Ed., Secondary Education, 1985, University of Alberta
B.P.E., Physical Education - Coaching, 1978, University of Alberta

Current Projects and Professional Activities

 Assistant Principal at a program for students with Severe Behavior Disorders, Edmonton Public Schools Currently completed the initial draft of a book, "Growing Peace in Schools"

Current Publications

Ethics Guidelines for Research Involving Aboriginal People, Canadian Institute of Health Research. Ottawa, ON. SSHRC's dialogue on Research and Aboriginal Peoples - Shaun Hains Paper on Indigenous methods included within the report.











Important Conference Presentations

2010 - Facilitated Discussion on Indigenous Ethics and Education - Moose Jaw
2009 - Family Centred Care Conference - Indigenous Peace Process and Students with Special Needs, Edmonton
2005 - One Circle Conference, Now, now is the time for us to begin to work together, Edmonton.

Research Interests

The development of Indigenous Research, Indigenous Ethics, and work with youth from an Indigenous perspective.

Research Expertise

Indigenous Research and youth

Expertise Working with Saybrook Students

I have been fortunate to be a part of the emergence of Indigenous Research, Indigenous Ethics and Indigenous Peace processes as each unfolds within the world of academic research. Through living these research paradigms, I was also able to do my dissertation work at Saybrook. My work at Saybrook allows me to share this unique perspective. I am also a chartered psychologist.

Research Expertise

Research Expertise Rating Guide:

  1. studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
  2. special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
  3. taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
  4. used in research myself
  5. published or presented at conferences my research using this method

Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)

Laboratory Research
Field Experiments
Randomized Controlled Clinical
Quasi-experimental methods
Correlational Methods

Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods

Action Research
Survey Research
Interview Research
Observational Research
Epidemiological Research
Focus Groups
Self-Observational Methods
Narrative Methods
Feminist Methods
Content Analysis
Discovery-Oriented (psychotherapy)
Events paradigm (psychotherapy)
Archival Research
Case History Methods
Appreciative Inquiry
Multiple Case Depth Research
Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design
Longitudinal research
Cross-sectional research

Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)

Ethnoautobiographical research
Grounded Theory
Heuristic Research

Types of Analysis

Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)
Confidence intervals
Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)
Analysis of Covariance
Regression (including multiple regression)
Discriminant Function Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis
Causal Modeling
Cluster Analysis
Survival Analysis
Bayesian Analysis
Meta-analysis and effect sizes
Factor Analysis
Time series analysis
Multidimensional scaling