NAHDAP Summer Workshop on Pathways to Desistance Study Data

The National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) will host a second course in the ICPSR's Summer Program entitled "The Pathways to Desistance Study: Analyzing the Life Event Calendar Data for Substance Abuse Research." The course will be in Ann Arbor from July 28 to July 30. The instructors, Drs. Edward Mulvey and Carol Schubert from the University of Pittsburgh are the Principal Investigator and Project Manager of the Pathways to Desistance Study. 

The course will cover data from all four of the current studies released in the Pathways to Desistance series. The main focus of the workshop will be to introduce researchers on how to utilize the Life Event Calendar Data. The calendar data will be released just after the workshop concludes. These data contain 13 topic domains presented from multiple time frames (by month, by year, and by recall period).

Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic understanding of secondary data organization and manipulation, fundamental data analysis skills, working knowledge of SPSS and a substantive interest in substance use and dependence. Knowledge of trajectory analysis (using SAS or MPLUS) is useful, as is experience with event history analysis or structural equation modeling.

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.
Priority consideration will be given to applicants who present a research project proposal using the Life Event Calendar data. 

Get more information about the workshop and apply online using the ICPSR Summer Program portal.

NAHDAP is a topical archive in ICPSR and is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.