Other Research Resources

Below you'll find resources related to intensive trainings held in summer, on-line trainings, and research guidelines.

Summer Research Training

Summer is a great time to brush up on research skills. Below are links to some research training opportunities that were available in 2012; similar opportunities are likely to exist at the same locations in the future.

  • Structural Equation Models. Training on a flexible analytic approach that allows investigation into causal theories with multiple pathways, mediation and moderation, missing data, longitudinal data, and fixed and random effects. Paul Allison, instructor.
  • ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. A comprehensive selection of 2-day to 4-week courses in statistics, data analysis, methodology, and research design.
  • 2012 NIH Summer Institute on Social and Behavioral Intervention Research. The NIH Summer Institute will address essential conceptual, methodological, and practical issues involved in planning and carrying out research on the impact of behavioral and social interventions on health outcomes, health behavior, and treatment. 
  • Training on use of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI). The CIDI is a fully-structured psychiatric diagnostic interview that is designed to be used by trained interviewers who are not clinicians and to yield diagnoses according to the definitions and criteria of both the ICD-10 and the DSM-IV diagnostic systems. The Survey Research Center offers CIDI training workshops each summer in the use of Version 3.0 of the CIDI.The workshop addresses issues in data collection, editing, coding, and data cleaning and provides hands-on experience in the administration of the CIDI.
  • Health Disparities Research and Minority Populations: Exploring ICPSR Data Sources. This workshop explores ways to understand racial and ethnic differences in health care access and outcomes. 
  • Summer Institute in Mental Health Research. The summer institute focuses on methodological and substantive topics of importance in mental health and substance use research and services from a public health framework. At the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD.

Online Resources

  • Intro to R. A series of 21 2 minute videos introducing R, free statistical analysis software.
  • Free webinar on NVivo software. Held weekly to introduce qualitative researchers to NVivo 9 software, useful for managing and analyzing qualitative data.
  • 4researchers. An NIH-supported website that disseminates practical "how-to" information for research across mental health disciplines.
  • Help with SPSS. Information on using SPSS for statistical analysis from UCLA's Academic Technology Services.
  • e-Source. Sponsored by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at NIH with contributions from a team of international experts, this website provides “the latest information on addressing emerging challenges in public health.”