Deadline Extended: NAHDAP Summer Workshop on "Secondary Data Analysis and NAHDAP"

The deadline to apply for the summer course, "Secondary Data Analysis and the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)" has been extended to May 18, 2015 as a few seats are still available.

This workshop, hosted by NAHDAP, is part of the ICPSR Summer Program and will be in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from June 22-24, 2015.

Lisa Dierker from Wesleyan University will teach this free three-day workshop that will support participants in planning and conducting secondary data analysis using data sets from 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. Both SAS and R software will be supported and early career participants are especially encouraged to apply. The workshop can be used to develop a project based on data from NAHDAP or to make progress on a project already underway. Although the course examples will use SAS and R. SPSS will also be available on the laptops in the computer lab. Participants can spend the hands-on time on their project using SPSS or other statistical packages if desired.

Prerequisites: Substantive interest in addiction and/or HIV.

Application: Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Apply using the Summer Program portal 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 interests and experiences 

Please also indicate in your cover letter if you use SAS or R, or have no preference.

Time: Registration is at 8:30 am on Monday, June 22. Plans are for the course to end around 3 pm on Wednesday, June 24.

NAHDAP is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.


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