When:  9 and 10 October September 2019

Analyzing (intensive) longitudinal data
The Digital Communication Methods Lab, part of the RPA Communication, invites you to a workshop on “Analyzing (intensive) longitudinal data” on October 9 and October 10 with Gloria Grommisch (Methods Center, U of Koblenz-Landau, Germany).

Longitudinal designs demand specific statistical methods in order to model them correctly and to use their power in studying changes, stability and situational influences. In communication, especially at ASCoR more and more researchers are using designs that yield “intensive longitudinal data” like experience sampling method, ecological momentary assessment, or ambulatory assessment. These data, again, come with certain characteristics that demand a special statistical treatment.

The workshop will consist of several input-sessions and hands-on-sessions, where it is possible to analyze existing datasets or own data and exchange ideas, experiences, pitfalls when analyzing these data together with an expert and colleagues.

The workshop has a modular structure, this means it is not necessary to attend all the modules, but you can pick some of the sessions.

October 9

  • 9:30 – 10:00 Introduction and basics of measuring change
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Multilevel modelling for longitudinal data (including lagged predictors, information on how to write a methods section)
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Multilevel growth models and power analysis

October 10

  • 9:30 – 12:00 Input on more specific models (including specific information on intensive longitudinal data modelling)
  • 13:00 – 16.00 Working on (own) data with the expert and colleagues: Specific models, questions, information on reporting and visualizing data if necessary and wanted

In order to take part in the “hands-on-sessions” basic knowledge of R is necessary. If you aim to analyze your own data during the workshop, the data files should be ready to use. As the workshop should be really tailored to the needs of the participants, it is possible to flag some questions, needs and expectations beforehand.

About the expert speaker
Gloria Grommisch is affiliated with the U of Koblenz-Landau, Methods Center, as well as the research priority area “Statistical Modeling in Psychology”. Her research focuses on emotion regulation, regulatory flexibility and repertoire, multilevel latent profile and transition analyses. For the methods center, she is regularly giving workshops and talks on data analysis with R, multilevel analysis for longitudinal data, and structural equation modelling for longitudinal data.