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Upcoming Events

Analyzing Developmental Trajectories
Presenters:

Dr. Daniel Nagin, Carnegie-Mellon University

Event Date(s):
June 1 - June 3, 2015 | 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
| 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
UMass Amherst
Description:

A developmental trajectory describes the course of a behavior over age or time. This three 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:
(1) the capability to identify rather than assume distinctive groups of trajectories
(2) the capability to estimate the proportion of the population following each such trajectory group

Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data
Presenters:

Dr. Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, University of Delaware

Dr. Niall Bolger, Columbia University

Event Date(s):
June 9 - June 12, 2015 | 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
| 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
UMass Amherst
Description:

Below is a sample of last years workshop description (A new description is forthcoming.)
Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data: A Guide to Diary, Experience Sampling, and Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods

Hierarchical Linear Models I: Introduction
Presenters:

Dr. Aline Sayer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Event Date(s):
June 22 - June 26, 2015 | 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
| 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
UMass Amherst
Description:

The hierarchical linear model (HLM) provides a conceptual framework and a flexible set of analytic tools to study a variety of social, political, and developmental processes. One set of applications focuses on data in which persons are clustered within social contexts, such as couples, families, schools, neighborhoods, or organizations.

Models for Categorical Outcomes Using Stata (Cancelled)
Presenters:

Dr. J. Scott Long, Indiana University

Event Date(s):
June 15 - June 19, 2015 | 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
| 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location:
UMass Amherst
Description:

This workshop deals with the most important regression models for binary, ordinal, nominal and count outcomes. While advances in software make it simple to estimate these models, the effective interpretation of these nonlinear models is a vexingly difficult art that requires time, practice, and a firm grounding in the goals of your analysis and the characteristics of your model. The workshop begins by discussing the general objectives for interpreting results from any regression model and considers why these objectives are more difficult in nonlinear models.

Recent News

According to Dr. Katherine Reeves, a Family Research Scholar in 2014-15, the recent public outcry over BPA misses a major part of the epidemiological story. Her research into potential breast cancer risks from BPA is working to address this knowledge gap.

The Center for Research on Families is excited to announce this year’s student research grant and award recipients. Sixteen talented students received awards in six categories to support family research. A total of nearly $50,000 was awarded.

Prof. Nilanjana Dasgupta (FRS ’06-07 and ’12-13) finds that women’s participation in group projects is a critical factor to improve their perseverance in STEM disciplines.

Learn more about Dr. Kathleen Arcaro's Fulbright scholarship to Turkey, Dr. Gerald Downes's appearance at Woods Hole, and Dr. Marsha Pruett's award from the American Bar Association.