Introduction to Time-Varying Effect Models for Penn State Faculty
February 26, 2014
We are pleased to announce this spring’s Taste of Methodology workshop: The time-varying effect model (TVEM) for analyzing intensive longitudinal data. Taste of Methodology is a series of brief workshops for Penn State faculty that offers an overview of innovative methods along with lunch. This semester’s workshop will present the concepts and applications of TVEM in order to give faculty an efficient way to assess TVEM’s potential for their research.
A Taste of Methodology: The time-varying effect model (TVEM) for analyzing intensive longitudinal data
PRESENTER: Stephanie Lanza, Scientific Director of The Methodology Center
WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
WHERE: Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building
A Taste of Methodology is co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Institute and the Methodology Center, and is part of SSRI's Innovative Methods Initiative. The workshop is FREE and open to all Ph.D.-level scientists at Penn State. Registration is required and places are limited. To register, email Tammy Knepp (TLKnepp@psu.edu).
The three-hour workshop will include
- a conceptual introduction to TVEM, a highly flexible approach to estimate dynamic associations between covariates and outcomes;
- a motivating example where we describe dynamics of nicotine withdrawal during a smoking cessation attempt, estimate associations of baseline and time-varying characteristics on craving as a function of continuous time, and present innovative definitions of treatment effects in the context of intensive longitudinal data;
- open discussion of how TVEM might be applied in your research; and
- resources to enable you or your trainees to learn more.
Who should attend?
- faculty with access to intensive longitudinal data (e.g., daily diary or EMA studies) who wish to learn more about the way processes unfold over time, and
- faculty who are interested in the potential of intensive longitudinal data to address questions about dynamic processes in their research
Questions? mail Tammy Knepp (TLKnepp@psu.edu).