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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

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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.

Running a Successful Research Lab: Lessons from the Trenches

May 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am

What does a successful lab look like? How does your team help to accomplish the goals of your research?  What are your expectations for your students?  What is your management style?

Come explore these questions and learn about effective strategies from a panel of faculty investigators with productive research labs!

Panelists will talk about the mistakes they’ve made and lessons learned and best practices to:

From Scallywag to Sea Dog: Intermediate Graphing in R

April 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Have you used R but are unsure of how to harness its potential to create data visualizations beyond very basic plots?  Do you find yourself wishing you could simplify your figures into cohesive, multi-layered representations?  Put simply, would you like to make your visualizations more intricate and appealing, with less time and effort?  This seminar, targeting intermediate R users (i.e., not complete novices), will detail a variety of ways to modify plots in base R and will also introduce attendees to the lattice and ggplot2 packages.  Through a combinatio

Spring Student Awards Deadline

March 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Applications for the following student awards are due by 5 PM on Friday, March 17, 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."

The high prevalence of pediatric obesity is setting children on a trajectory that includes health disparities throughout life. Dr. Black will address the evidence from systems-level interventions conducted among child care centers in promoting healthy habits and preventing obesity among young children. 

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.

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