FROM THE SCIENCE STUDENT COUNCIL

Expand Your Methodological Tool-kit with These Summer Short Courses

The Science Student Council has identified a number of summer short course offerings on advanced statistics and research methods for psychologists.

By Nisha Gottfredson

Summer is a good time for researchers to brush up on modern statistical techniques and research methods by taking advantage of short courses offered by faculty members who specialize in a variety of cutting-edge methods.  It is a good idea for graduate students to develop the habit of learning new techniques that may be applicable to their research.  Doing so will enable students to stay up to speed on new developments, and will facilitate networking with faculty and students from related research areas. 

The Science Student Council aims to enhance psychological science students’ experience as graduate students. As such, we have identified a number of short courses that are being offered in the United States this summer. They are listed below.

Structural Equation Modeling
Location Dates Instructors
Curran Bauer Analytics
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
June 7-11 Patrick Curran & Daniel Bauer
University of Kansas Stats Kamp (Foundation)
Lawrence, Kansas
June 7-11 Todd Little
University of Kansas Stats Kamp (Extensions)
Lawrence, Kansas
June 14-18 Todd Little
Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis
Detroit, Michigan
June 17-19 Larry Williams
Summer Quantitative Methods Series at Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
June 21-22 Mo Wang
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
August 4-5 Shevaun Neupert, Daniel Grϋhn, & Jason Allaire
Item Response Theory
Location Dates Instructors
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education
Champaign, Illinois
June 14-18 Hua-Hua Chang
University of Kansas Stats Kamp
Lawrence, Kansas
June 21-25 Michael Edwards
Multilevel Modeling
Location Dates Instructors
Curran Bauer Analytics
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 24-28 Patrick Curran & Daniel Bauer
Scientific Software International - HLM
Chicago, Illinois
June 1-3 Steve Raudenbush & Tony Bryk
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education
Champaign, Illinois
June 7-11 Carolyn Anderson
University of Kansas Stats Kamp
Lawrence, Kansas
June 7-11 Kristopher Preacher
UMass Center for Research on Families
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 7-11 Aline Sayer
Summer Quantitative Methods Series at Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
June 14-15 Jason Newsom
Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis
Detroit, Michigan
June 17-19 James LeBreton
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  
August 2-3 Shevaun Neupert, Daniel Grϋhn, & Jason Allaire
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Location Dates Instructors
APA Advanced Training Institutes- SEM in Longitudinal Research
Charlottesville, Virginia
May 25-29 John McArdle, John Nesselroade, & Kevin Grimm
Summer Quantitative Methods Series at Portland State University: Survival Analysis
Portland, Oregon
June 16-17 Jong-Sung Kim
Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis
Detroit, Michigan
June 17-19 Robert Ployhart
Statistical Horizons – Event History and Survival Analysis
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 19-23 Paul Allison
Categorical Data Analysis
Location Dates Instructors
UMass Center for Research on Families
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 14-18 Scott Long
Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis
Detroit, Michigan
June 17-19 Harry Bowen
Summer Quantitative Methods Series at Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
June 18-19 Hyeyoung Woo
Statistical Horizons
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 12-16 Paul Allison
Research Methods
Location Dates Instructors
Summer Quantitative Methods Series at Portland State University- Secondary Data and Complex Survey Designs
Portland, Oregon 
June 11-12 Clyde Dent & Nathalie Huguet
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education- Integrated Data Analysis in Mixed Methods Research
Champaign, Illinois 
June 12 Jennifer Greene
University of Kansas Stats Kamp- Meta Analysis
Lawrence, Kansas
June 14-18 Noel Card
APA Advanced Training Institutes- Exploratory Data Mining
Los Angeles, California
June 14-18 John McArdle, John Nesselroade, Gilbert Ritschard, George Marcoulides, & Kevin Grimm
APA Advanced Training Institutes – Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups
East Lansing, Michigan 
June 21-25 Frederick Leong
Social Network Analysis
Location Dates Instructors
UMass Center for Research on Families
Amherst, Massachusetts
May 20-21 Andrew Papachristos
International Center for Research on Social Networks in Business
Lexington, Kentucky
June 7-12 Dan Brass, Ginny Kidwell, Travis Grosser, Dan Halgin, Rich DeJordy, & Kim Glasgow
Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis
Detroit, Michigan 
June 17-19 Rich DeJordy
University of Kansas Stats Kamp
Lawrence, Kansas
June 21-25 Christian Steglich
Other
Location Dates Instructors
Penn State University – Analysis of Longitudinal Dyadic Data
State College, Pennsylvania 
June 7-9 Niall Bolger & Jean-Phillippe Laurenceau
Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis- Nonlinear Dynamic Models: Neural Network & Agent Based Analysis
Detroit, Michigan
June 17-19 Paul Hanges
APA Advanced Training Institutes-Nonlinear Methods for Psychological Science
Cincinnati, Ohio
June 21-25 Guy Van Orden, Kevin Shockley, Michael Riley, Rick Dale, & Jay Holden
UMass Center for Research on Families- Analyzing Daily Diary Data
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 22-25 Jean-Phillippe Laurenceau & Niall Bolger

 

See the following websites for additional information on these and other workshops:

Research Training Opportunities Outside APA

Dr. Alan Reifman's Intro Stats Page

Many of these courses will likely be offered again in 2011, so if you cannot attend one this year, you can plan on doing so next year.


Nisha Gottfredson is a graduate student in the Quantitative Psychology program at the University of North Carolina.  She receives National Institutes of Health fellowship funding to study approaches for handling nonignorable missing data.