THE APA SCIENCE DIRECTORATE and
THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON FAMILIES
at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
invite you to
NEW METHODS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF FAMILY AND DYADIC PROCESSES http://www.umass.edu/family/conference.htm
A conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
SATURDAY October 14---SUNDAY October 15, 2006
Welcoming reception: FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Poster Session and Reception: SATURDAY, Oct. 14, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The conference will bring together experts in psychology, sociology,education, and biostatistics to examine state-of-the art statistical methods that address the special issues that arise in research on processes within families and small groups. Common issues include statistical non-independence, mediational processes in clustered data, endogeneity and selection bias in longitudinal models, analyzing intensive longitudinal diary data, distinguishing exchangeable and non-exchangeable dyads and examining effects of social contexts on relationships and families.
The conference is intended for substantive researchers in social and relationship research and family science interested in learning about and applying these new methodologies. It will focus on discussion of recent innovations in an accessible format and also feature a forum for students and postdoctoral researchers to share their current work through a poster session.
*Causal inference with group-based trajectory methods *Modeling dyadic and family processes as dynamical systems *Extensions of growth modeling to applications with binary and zero-inflated variables *Statistical and methodological issues in the use of diary methods *Methods for intensive longitudinal data *Interpreting interactions in the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model *Mediation in multilevel models *Structural equation models for exchangeable dyads *Imputation for incomplete multilevel data *Models for analyzing data from multiple informants *Time-varying exposures in social settings *Comparing group effects in logit and probit models *Using longitudinal endocrinological measures in couples research
*New applications of item response models
Alan Acock, Oregon State University Steven Boker, University of Notre Dame Niall Bolger, Columbia University Garrett Fitzmaurice, Harvard University Ronald Hambleton, Univ. of Mass Amherst David Kenny, University of Connecticut Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, Univ. of Delaware Scott Long, University of Indiana Daniel Nagin, Carnegie-Mellon University Joseph Olsen, Brigham Young University Sally Powers, University of Massachusetts Amherst Stephen Raudenbush, University of Chicago Aline Sayer, Univ. of Mass Amherst Recai Yucel, Univ. of Mass Amherst
CALL FOR PROPOSALS - POSTER SESSION In addition to the oral presentations there will be a special contributed poster session held at a Saturday evening reception. The purpose of the session is to provide a forum for individuals early in their careers to share their research on either substantive or methodological issues pertaining to family and dyadic processes. The deadline for submission is August 18, 2006. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by September 8, 2006. Submission requirements can be found on our website:
CONFERENCE FEES Students and Post-docs: by 9/29/2006 $50; after 9/29/2006 $85. Faculty and Researchers: by 9/29/2006 $125; after 9/29/2006 $160.
Refunds will be made for cancellations received in writing by October 6, 2006 and be charged a $35.00 fee. Anyone registered, but cannot attend, may send a substitute.
The conference is hosted by the Center for Research on Families in theCollege of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research through a Research Leadership in Action grant, and by the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association (APA).
We invite you to attend this conference. The following web site provides information about the speakers and registration procedures:
We hope to see you in Amherst in October.
Aline Sayer and Sally Powers
Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology 611 Tobin Hall University of Massachusetts Amherst MA 01003 413-545-4306 (O) 413-545-0996 (F) http://people.umass.edu/swhitbo