National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

NAHDAP Summer Workshop on "Bayesian Methods for Prevention and Intervention Science"

NAHDAP will host a course in the ICPSR's Summer Program entitled "Bayesian Methods for Prevention and Intervention Science" in Ann Arbor from June 30 to July 2, 2014.

The orientation of this workshop is to introduce prevention and intervention scientists to the basic elements of Bayesian statistics and to show, through discussion and practice, why the Bayesian perspective provides a powerful alternative to the frequentist perspective. Dr. David Kaplan from the University of Wisconsin at Madison will be the instructor.

The course will utilize the SAFE Children data that NAHDAP plans to release by March 31, 2014. SAFE Children is a longitudinal study testing the efficacy of family-based comprehensive preventive intervention among children living in Chicago. Children, primary caregivers, and teachers were interviewed over the span of 11 years beginning in 1997.

Prerequisites: Participants are expected to have a background in basic statistical methods up to, and including, regression analysis. Some exposure to growth curve modeling is desirable.

Fee. There are no tuition fees for accepted participants.

Deadline. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2014.

Application. Admission to this workshop is competitive. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Applicants must provide a current curriculum vita and cover letter with their application. Get more information about the workshop and apply online using the ICPSR Summer Program portal.

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