Secondary Analysis of the National Survey of Parents and Youth


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will sponsor a summer workshop that focuses on the National Survey of Parents and Youth (NSPY). The NSPY dataset is the result of the evaluation of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign surveying both parents and youth living in the same household of the impact the Campaign had on attitudes, beliefs, intentions and behaviors over time. The NSPY restricted use datasets are unique in that they contain linked longitudinal data from youth and their parents living in the same household across all four rounds of the evaluation. Additionally the restricted use files contain responses from youth and parents to questions about Media Campaign advertisements played during the interviews.

The NSPY workshop is intended to give participants an introduction to the NSPY that will enable them to use the data in their research. Each participant will learn how to access and use the restricted-use data files and perform basic analyses. The course is designed for faculty and research professionals as well as for advanced graduate students in the social sciences who are comfortable with data analysis software and quantitative research.

The National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program at the University of Michigan will facilitate the workshop.

The workshop is limited to 12 participants.

Application: Applicants must include a vita and cover letter describing the applicant's background and a brief research proposal for using the NSPY dataset. Supporting materials can be submitted electronically through the Summer Program registration portal on each applicant's Summer Program page. Applications will be reviewed by ICPSR and a NSPY committee.

Deadline: Application deadline is Monday May 30, 2010

Fee: There will be no tuition fee for accepted participants.

Stipends: All admitted applicants will receive a $1000 stipend to cover travel and housing costs.

Tags: drug abuse, media, youth, parents

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