2010 ICPSR Summer Program

Dyadic Data Analysis: Models and Methods for the Study of Couples
  • June 2-4, 2010 (also offered in 2009)
    Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The dyad — whether a dating or marital relationship, a friendship, or even the relationship between parents and children — is the fundamental unit of interpersonal interaction. This three-day workshop—composed of lecture material and hands-on analyses — provided an introduction to the analysis of both cross-sectional and longitudinal dyadic data and included:
  • Day one: Overview of issues unique to dyadic analyses. Topics covered will include data management and an introduction to multilevel modeling (both generally and as it applies to the dyadic case).
  • Day two: Estimating actor and partner effects using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model. Users will apply this model to distinguishable and indistinguishable dyads, and instructors will discuss how to incorporate interactions between actor and partner effects into analyses.
  • Day three: Over-time models of dyadic data, including growth curve models, lagged models, and over-time actor-partner models will be covered.
The course was designed for faculty and professionals as well as for advanced graduate students in the social sciences who are comfortable with data analysis software (i.e., SPSS, SAS) and the use of multiple regression.  
  • Application Process
    Submit all applications and supporting materials electronically via ICPSR (http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/courses/0111) through the Summer Program registration portal on each applicant's Summer Program page.  Applicants need to include a one-page statement of their research interests and curriculum vitae. Graduate students require a letter of support from their faculty advisor. 
  • Application Deadline
    Monday, May 3, 2010
  • Fee
    Free tuition for accepted participants.
  • Travel Stipend
    The NCFMR will offer travel stipends for up to five students ($750 maximum) to attend the class at ICPSR in Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Instructors

ICPSR Summer Program Workshop