CRF Hosts Hierarchical Linear Models 1 Workshop in collaboration with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
From June 11th - June 15th the Center for Research on Families offered the workshop "Hierarchical Linear Models 1: An Introduction" in collaboration with the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. Dr. Aline Sayer (UMass Amherst) and Dr. Mark Manning (Wayne State University) led workshop participants through a week-long discussion of three types of applications for hierarchical linear models - examining social contexts' effects on personal outcomes, individual growth or change over time, and individual growth over time within a social context. Participants found the instructors highly invested in helping attendees learn and very approachable. One participant commented about Dr. Sayer, "The instructor's ability to translate HLM concepts and equations into 'accessible' language is extremely high. Consequently, she's able to convey a great deal of information in a relatively short period of time." Other participants found that Dr. Manning's strengths were his clarity and ability to connect theory to lab work and simplify concepts. For more information about our workshop series go to www.umass.edu/family/methodology/workshops-conferences.