CMIST afternoon seminar: When psychometrics meets epidemiology, and the studies which result!
|Starts:||16:00 24 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||17:30 24 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Tom Booth|
In this talk I will present a series of studies from across the last few years of my academic career which have (largely) focussed on the application of latent variable models to issues of health and well-being. I will define health broadly and include studies which have considered brain integrity as a key health outcome in ageing and which have utilised the allostatic load framework for assessing the cumulative wear and tear on the body of the stress response. I will also present on a recent review article on the field of personality and health, and discuss where I see profitable avenues for research in the years to come – focussed especially on the complementary information available from intensive longitudinal studies of within person variability and large scale cohort studies. Methodologically the talk will touch on the application of item response models, bi-factor models, multi-group structural equation models with invariance constraints, mediation models, multi-level network and derivative models for longitudinal analysis of change.
Dr Tom Booth
Role: Lecturer in Quantitative Methodology
Organisation: Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh
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