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MAP Academy to host Methodology Workshop April 21

The Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics’ Spring 2021 Methodology Workshop is Wednesday, April 21.

The event is free, open to the public and requires no registration.

Mark Bond, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School, will lead the event, which begins with a research keynote at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The keynote will discuss the various analytical techniques used to investigate associations between early childhood traumatic experiences and mental illness for sexual and gender minorities — particularly, how a number of psychometric methods are employed, along with a unique model selection process.

Join the research keynote at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The keynote will be followed by a two-part workshop session from 3-5 p.m.

The first part of the workshop — “An Introduction to Bayesian Hierarchical Linear Modeling” — will provide an overview of Bayesian methods related to Hierarchical Linear Modeling to the emerging scholars, assuming knowledge of regression.

Part 2 is entitled, “Fitting Bayesian Hierarchical Linear Models in R.” R2Jags will be used to estimate a variety of Hierarchical and non-Hierarchical Linear Models in R, with a small dataset.

Join the workshop session at 3 p.m. Wednesday.