NCRM and ICLS Autumn School 2016 for Post-doctoral Researchers
|Starts:||31 Aug 2016|
|Ends:||2 Sep 2016|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|How much:||Free to successful applicants|
The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) will be holding its eleventh residential training event for post-doctoral researchers in Manchester. This year the School will be run in conjunction with the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health (ICLS) and is led by Professors Meena Kumari and Tarani Chandola. There are 25 fully funded (travel, accommodation) places for early career researchers from across the social sciences.
This Autumn School is designed to cover the methodological implications of using biological data for social science research purposes. There are an increasing number of high quality longitudinal survey datasets with biomarker data collection. However, most social scientists are not trained in the use of standard sets of biomarkers that have been collected in surveys. In addition, newer biomarkers covering genomics, epigenetics and metabolomics are also increasingly available in such datasets, for which standard protocols of measurement and analysis are still being developed.
The aim of the Autumn school is to enable early career social scientists to become familiar with the standard and new biomarker data that are available in longitudinal surveys such as Understanding Society and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. By the end of the Autumn School, participants will:
- Understand some of the principles governing interactions between social exposures and biological processes.
- Be familiar with some of the standard and new forms of biomarkers in UK longitudinal surveys and be aware of the main measurement issues associated with these biomarkers.
- Create a social-biological model for a health outcome of their own choosing.
- Describe some methods for compensating for patterns of missing biomarker data in longitudinal surveys.
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Price: Free to successful applicants
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