Data & Methods Track
Thursday, March 21, 2019
- Navigating the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Trials Definition
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 333
Changes to the definition of what kinds of research constitutes a Clinical Trial at the U.S. National Institutes of Health have resulted in many experimental research protocols being subsumed under the definition that were not previously subject to Clinical Trial submission, registration, and reporting requirements. This session will offer some updates on where things stand and some guidance to researchers who are preparing or planning NIH proposals. Learn more.
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Friday, March 22, 2019
- Conducting Longitudinal Data Analysis: Knowing What to Do and Learning How to Do It
10:00 am - 11:30 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
One of the most exciting trends in child development research over the past decades has been the increased emphasis on collecting longitudinal data. In this workshop, we will survey modern longitudinal data analysis techniques and discuss a variety of options for how to learn new data analytic techniques, including both formal and informal training opportunities. Learn more.
- What SRCD is Doing to Address Open Science - Conversation Hour
10:00 am - 11:30 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 317
Join members of SRCD’s Task Force on Scientific Integrity and Openness to discuss issues and learn about ways to incorporate best practices into your work, as well as SRCD’s new policies for research and for publication in SRCD journals. Learn more.
- Tools for Improving the Transparency and Replicability of Your Research
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
Psychology has increased focus on factors which influence the robustness and replicability of psychological research, illuminating practices which investigators might adopt to improve the credibility of their research. In service of facilitating adoption of these practices, several tools have been developed to support them. This workshop will provide brief tutorials in the use of these tools in the context of developmental research. Learn more.
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
- If the Tool Fits: Federal Measurement Development Initiatives
8:00 am - 9:30 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 317
This session will highlight federal efforts to develop measurement tools to address research, policy, and practice needs for data collection in early childhood. The four proposed presentations will explore examples of federal measurement development initiatives designed to address needs in these areas at the classroom and program levels. Learn more.
- Data Sharing: Fueling the Cycle of Science through Discovery, Access Tools, and Long-Term Availability
8:00 am - 9:30 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
The workshop will cover several deposit options (to fully-curated archives and the public access archive, openICPSR), differences between sharing public-use and restricted-use data, and benefits to depositors through the ICPSR Website. A hands-on demonstration of making a deposit is planned. Learn more.
- Integrative data analysis: Realizing the potential of dataset pooling for developmental science research
9:45 am - 11:15 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 317
This panel will provide background on IDA (integrative data analysis), current methods/scripts for actually doing IDA (using R), and discuss a practical application, where 9 existing projects were combined to create a dataset of 4500 children who had completed school-based interventions for learning disabilities, opening up research questions not previously possible. Learn more.
- Improving Researchers’ Capacity to Use Administrative Data in Early Care and Education Research
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
In this session, researchers who have worked with early care and education administrative data will discuss the process of accessing administrative data, including guidance on developing data-sharing agreements, and describe the benefits and challenges of partnering with state agency policymakers to conduct research using administrative data. Learn more.
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