Wednesday, 11/10/2021, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Join NACDA for a pre-conference workshop at GSA:
With the growing complexity of longitudinal studies of older populations, new approaches are emerging to organize and present these data to facilitate the research process. Increasingly, researchers are interested in multi-wave studies presented as unified analysis files rather than a series of cross-sections, the popularity of the RAND HRS being one example. Another area of interest is interoperability, allowing the comparison of different studies across variables and themes. The workshop will illustrate the NACDA Data Portal using the MIDUS and NSHAP studies as examples and external portals such as NHATS to explore interoperability research frameworks. The use of data organized into merged across-wave studies will enhance all researchers’ ability to successfully employ longitudinal analysis files, identify variables of interest, and create customized analysis files for download and further analysis. NACDA is currently the only organization offering this capacity within a DDI-Lifecycle framework.
This workshop will be sectioned into 4 sessions, and will feature speakers from the National Institute on Aging, Colectica, and the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Series.