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CSI Masterclass Series: Thinking longitudinally

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Date: Friday 27 July 2018
Venue: ATC205, ATC Building, Hawthorn campus

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CSI Masterclass Series: Thinking longitudinally 

Longitudinal data enable researchers to track the same people on the same variables at multiple points in time.  By allowing measurable changes over time, this research design offers causal relationships much more effectively. While a powerful study design to illuminate patterns of changes, it has conceptual and analytical challenges. The CSI team is highly experienced in using longitudinal data to investigate complex social issues and is excited to be hosting this Masterclass—a forum for Swinburne staff to learn about and discuss the practical opportunities and challenges of working with longitudinal data. Drawing from her own research, Dr Santosh Jatrana will reflect on best practice, know-how and pitfalls of this unique research method.

About the Speaker

This Masterclass will be presented by Dr Santosh Jatrana, a principal research fellow at CSI. Dr Jatrana is an acclaimed demographer and social epidemiologist who holds a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University and a postgraduate diploma in Public Health from the University of Otago. She has published widely and has undertaken collaborative longitudinal research both nationally and internationally. Dr Jatrana is an expert in longitudinal research methods, particularly as it relates to gender, migration, and public health.

Event Information

The masterclass will commence at 10.00am with a one hour presentation during which questions are welcomed, followed by 30 minutes of collaborative discussion. Two articles will be circulated among registered attendees a week or so prior to the Masterclass, for those interested. Please advise if you are no longer able to attend.

About CSI Masterclasses

The Centre for Social Impact is hosting a knowledge sharing initiative for Swinburne staff throughout 2018. CSI will run three Masterclasses throughout the academic year to share its expertise in the research skills that enable impactful social inquiry. Each Masterclass will provide industry insight and focus on providing practical take-home knowledge that can be applied to social research projects. This is the second Masterclass in the series, with the final Masterclass exploring ‘Data Visualisation’ in October 2018.

Contact Information: Emma Riseley