Research Methodology SIG
The over-arching goal of RMSIG is to explore current,
state-of-the-art methodological approaches, foster communication among
researchers and between researchers and practitioners and provide
educational opportunities, especially aimed at new or junior
investigators. We welcome participants at all levels -- those wanting
basic information, experienced individuals looking for a new solution to
a thorny methods problem, and experts wanting to share and exchange
ideas. Together, we can improve the trauma research field.
Jodi B. A. McKibben,
Research Assistant Professor
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Department of Psychiatry
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Brian J. Hall, Ph.D.
NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychiatric Epidemiology
Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Hampton House, 8th Floor
624 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
||First meeting of the CITRM!
Mark your calendars for the first meeting of the Conference on
Innovations in Trauma Research Methods (CITRM), held in conjunction with
this year's ISTSS conference. CITRM is being developed as a forum for
researchers to address the distinct methodological, ethical and logistic
hurdles associated with trauma research. For further information about
CITRM contact Dan King ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Lynda King ( email@example.com ).
Links & Resources
||Baker, F.B. (1985). The Basics of
Item Response Theory. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
(available in full text at http://edres.org/irt/)
||Embretson, S.E. (1996). The new rules
of measurement. Psychological Assessment, 8, 341-349. (part of a special
||Embretson, S.E., & Reise, S.P.
(2000). Item response theory for
psychologists. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
||Hambleton, R.K., Swaminathan, H.,
& Rogers, H.J. (1991). Fundamentals of item response theory. Newbury
Park, CA: Sage.
||University of Illinois IRT Modeling
Lab website: http://work.psych.uiuc.edu/irt/
||Repeated Measures Analysis using SAS:
||Analyzing Longitudinal Data using
||Longitudinal Research: Present Status
and Future Prospects by Judith
Singer & John Willett
From the Statistical Consulting
Group, UCLA Academic Technology Services:
There are classes and seminars with accompanying movies that you can
download and view at any time at http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/seminars/.
To join the Research Methodology SIG e-mail listserv, visit the
ISTSS Forums Site.