Free Faculty Workshop on Latent Transition Analysis (LTA) With Lunch
October 23, 2013
Penn State faculty, do you want to identify new methodological approaches to help you in your work but have a busy schedule? Try A Taste of Methodology, a series of semiannual BRIEF workshops for faculty, with lunch included. The objective is to provide busy faculty with an efficient way to assess a methodological approach's potential for their research.
This semester's workshop is "Latent Transition Analysis (LTA) for Uncovering Transitions Between Population Subgroups," presented by Methodology Center Investigator Bethany Bray. The workshop will be on Thursday, December 19, from 10:30 am-1:30 pm at the Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building. The workshop is FREE and open to all Ph.D.-level scientists at Penn State.
The three-hour workshop will include
- a conceptual introduction to LTA,
- an empirical example: Analyzing adolescent health behaviors using SAS,
- including grouping variables such as treatment condition or gender,
- expanding the LTA model to include predictors of subgroup membership and transitions between subgroups,
- open discussion of how LTA might be applied in the research of workshop attendees, and
- resources to enable you or your trainees to learn more.
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.
Spaces are limited and tend to fill quickly. Registration is required; to register, email Tammy Knepp.