The Head Start Impact Study (HSIS) is a large, longitudinal, nationally representative study of the Head Start Population, aimed at determining how Head Start affects their school readiness. Join us for a fresh look at this significant dataset, including discussion of new methodology for better understanding impacts, and new variables that allow for contextual analysis and follow-up of children through third grade. Participants will have time to work on-site with all of the available data, with the instructors providing guidance and support.
Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of secondary data, fundamental data analysis skills including multi-level modeling, knowledge of SPSS, SAS, or Stata, and a substantive interest in early care and education. Please include in your cover letter a description of any prior experience with the HSIS. The workshop is free, but enrollment is limited. Researchers interested in using this dataset to answer policy relevant questions in child development and early care and education are encouraged to apply. All applications must include a vita and cover letter summarizing research interests and experiences. Admitted graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty/researchers will be considered for one of a limited number of stipends to help with travel and housing costs. To be considered for one of these awards, applicants must also submit a letter of support from a senior faculty member, mentor, or advisor.
Application deadline: May 30, 2014
Applications are competitive. A limited number of stipends will be awarded.
For more information or to apply visit: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/courses/0183