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CRF Hosts Analyzing Developmental Trajectories Workshop in collaboration with Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
CRF hosted "Analyzing Developmental Trajectories," a workshop offered in collaboration with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. From June 4th through June 7th, the workshop helped participants develop their ability to 1) identify distinct group trajectories, 2) estimate the proportion of the population following each trajectory, 3) relate group membership probability to individual characteristics, and 4) use group membership probabilities for other purposes such as creating profiles of group members.
Participants found the instructors, Dr. Daniel Nagin (Carnegie-Mellon University) and Dr. Bobby Jones (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System), well-prepared and enthusiastic. One participant remarked, "Overall, this was really one of the best training courses in statistics I have ever been to. I learned the basics of group-based trajectory modeling (GBTM) and feel prepared to apply what I learned." Another remarked, "It is very helpful to have Bobby as an instructor because he developed the applications we used. No one could know it better."
For more information about our workshop series go to www.umass.edu/family/methodology/workshops-conferences.