2016-02-22

NAHDAP to Host Seconday Data Analysis (SDA) Summer Course Again in 2016

Due to popular demand, NAHDAP will again host a FREE course in the ICPSR’s Summer Program titled “Secondary Data Analysis and the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP).” The workshop will be in Ann Arbor from June 20-22, 2016.

Lisa Dierker, from Wesleyan University, will again teach this three-day workshop that will support participants in planning and conducting secondary data analysis using existing datasets, especially those available from NAHDAP. Each participant’s experience in the workshop will be individualized to her/his own interests, background, and needs. Workshop sessions will include presentations focused on the nuts and bolts of secondary data analysis followed by hands on time in the computer lab to work on your project. Participants need to come prepared to dive into their analyses and write papers during the course. People who attended last year are welcome to apply to attend again.

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 (see link above) to provide your information, select the course, and complete the section on your quantitative/analytic goals.

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

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.

Deadline for application: April 25, 2016

NAHDAP is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.