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Group-Based Trajectory Modeling for the Medical and Social Sciences

June 12, 2017 - 9:00am to June 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Registration Information: 

For more information, registration and fees, please visit the ICPSR website. Fee for this course is $1400.

Course description

A developmental trajectory describes the course of a behavior over age or time. This two-and-a-half day workshop aims to provide participants with the training to apply a group-based method for analyzing developmental trajectories. This methodology has four significant capabilities:

Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data: A Guide to Diary, Experience Sampling and Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods

June 5, 2017 - 9:00am to June 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

Registration Information: 

For more information, registration and fees, please visit the ICPSR website. Fee for this course is $1700.

Intensive longitudinal methods, often called experience sampling, daily diary, or ecological momentary assessment methods, allow researchers to study people's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in their natural contexts. Typically they involve self-reports from individuals, dyads, families or other small groups over the course of hours, days, and weeks.

Spring Student Awards Deadline

March 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

Applications for the following student awards are due by 5 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017:

  • Dissertation Fellowship
  • Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
  • Methodological Studies Awards
  • Spring Travel Awards
  • Undergraduate Student Assistantship
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Capstone Project Awards

Building Blocks: Promoting Healthy Habits Through Child Care

March 2, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—The Center for Research on Families welcomes Maureen Black, Ph.D., who will present "Building Blocks: Promoting Healthy Habits Through Child Care." Black is the Director of the Growth and Nutrition Clinic (GNC), an interdisciplinary, family-centered, outpatient clinic located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

METHODOLOGY SEMINAR--When Correlation Implies Causation: How to Remove Selection Bias in Observational Research

February 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

We conduct observational research because random assignment to treatment condition is sometimes impractical, unethical, or even undesirable. However, observational studies are especially susceptible to threats to internal validity, and selection bias is among the most problematic of these threats.

Universal Design For Learning 2017: A Framework Grows Up

February 16, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—The Center for Research on Families welcomes Jose Blackorby, Ph.D., who will present "Universal Design For Learning 2017: A Framework Grows Up," which will describe the current status of Universal Design for Learning policy, practice, research and implementation, as well as new challenges the field faces that come with growth.

Environmental Influences on Human Reproduction: Moving Beyond Individuals to Couples

December 5, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—Many environmental exposures including lifestyle and endocrine disrupting chemicals have been associated with adverse reproductive outcomes, such as conception delay, infertility and pregnancy loss. However, much of the available evidence focuses only on one partner’s exposures despite many reproductive outcomes being couple dependent (e.g., pregnancy).  On December 5th, Dr.

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