Penn State Faculty: Workshop on Methods for Constructing Adaptive Interventions
We are pleased to announce this semester’s Taste of Methodology workshop on the sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial (SMART) for constructing adaptive interventions. The December 16 workshop will be presented by Methodology Center Investigator Daniel Almirall, research assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.
Interventions that adapt at the right times can improve participant outcomes while decreasing the cost and burden of the intervention. SMART designs provide the data needed to construct high-quality adaptive interventions.
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 SMART in order to give faculty an efficient way to assess SMART’s potential for their research.
A Taste of Methodology: Getting SMART About Design and Analysis Methods for Constructing Adaptive Interventions
PRESENTER: Methodology Center Investigator Daniel Almirall, research assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research
DATE: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
LOCATION: Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building
The workshop is intended for faculty who design behavioral interventions and would like to learn more about constructing adaptive interventions.
The three-hour workshop will include
- an introduction to adaptive interventions;
- a conceptual introduction to SMART, a novel experimental design method;
- that allows scientists to operationalize adaptive clinical decision making;
- planning of a hypothetical SMART;
- resources to enable you or your trainees to learn more; and
A Taste of Methodology is co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) 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 or if you have questions, email Tammy Knepp (TLKnepp@psu.edu).