Secondary Data Analysis and the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)


This three-day workshop will support participants in planning and conducting secondary data analysis using data sets from the National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP). Sessions will include brief presentations focused on the nuts and bolts of secondary data analysis followed by hands on workshop sessions that include one-on-one consultation for conducting your own research. We will consider study design, measurement, data management decisions, selection and use of different analytic tools, best practices in written presentation of results for publication, and available funding opportunities for secondary data analysis projects. Each participant's experience in the workshop will be individualized to her/his own interests, background and needs. Early career participants are especially encouraged to apply. SAS and/or R software will be used for course examples and supported during lab time depending on the needs and interest of admitted participants. SPSS and Stata will also be available on the laptops in the computer lab.

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Prerequisites: Substantive interest in addiction and/or HIV. Applicants must select a dataset they will work with during the 3 days, develop a research question, and use the dataset's codebook to identify variables they will be using to answer the research question. This information should be included in the cover letter.

Application: Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Apply using the Summer Program Portal (by clicking on the "Registration" tab at the top of this page) to provide your information, select the course, and complete the section on your quantitative/analytic goals (including the products you hope to generate). Also, upload the following documents via the Portal:

  • Current curriculum vita
  • Cover letter summarizing research interest in this course and related research experiences
    • Include the name of the dataset, your research question, and a brief description of the variables that you will use
    • Indicate if you use SAS or R, or have no preference

Deadline: Deadline for applications extended to May 16, 2016

Fee: There are no tuition fees for accepted participants.

Class Times: Monday: Registration at 8:30 AM, course from 9:00-5:00 PM; Tuesday: 9:00-5:00 PM; Wednesday: 9:00-2:00 PM

Tags: addiction, NAHDAP

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