Intensive Longitudinal Methods in Health Psychology

The workshop was facilitated by: Dr. Gertraud Stadler (Columbia University, NY), Prof. Jean-Philippe Laurenceau (University of Delaware, DE), Prof. Niall Bolger (Columbia University, NY)
 
In recent decades, researchers have become increasingly interested in understanding people's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in their natural contexts. The commonality in methods for doing so—experience sampling, daily diary, and ecological momentary assessment methods—is that they all involve intensive longitudinal assessments. These intensive longitudinal methods allow researchers to examine processes in daily life in a way that is not possible using traditional methods. Researchers can obtain repeated observations over the course of hours, days, and weeks.
 
Intensive longitudinal data, however, present several data analytic challenges stemming from the various possible sources of interdependence in these data. The multilevel or hierarchical linear model provides a flexible set of analytic tools that can take account of these complexities.
 

Workshop topics

  • History and introduction to intensive longitudinal methods and designs;
  • Analyzing the time course of intensive longitudinal data;
  • Analyzing within-person processes;
  • Categorical intensive longitudinal outcomes;
  • Psychometrics of intensive longitudinal data;
  • An introduction to mediation in intensive longitudinal data.
  • The course will include lectures, software demonstrations, and computer lab work. Various software packages will be used, including SPSS, SAS, and Mplus.

 

Day 1: Sunday, July 14, 2013

8:30 am to 9:00 am Registration and check-in
9:00 am to 10:30 am  1. Introduction
10:30 am to 10:45 am Coffee Break (15 min)
10:45 am to 12:30 pm  2. Modeling the Time Course of Continuous Outcomes
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  3. Modeling the Time Course of Continuous Outcomes: Using SPSS/SAS and Mplus
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm Break (15 min)
3:45 pm to 5:00 pm  Computer Exercises and Q&A

 

Day 2: Monday, July 15, 2013

9:00 am to 10:30 am  4. Modeling the Within-Person Process: Continuous Outcomes
10:30 am to 10:45 am Coffee Break (15 min)
10:45 am to 12:30 pm  5. Modeling the Within-Person Process: Continuous Outcomes (con’t)
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm  6. Modeling the Within-Person Process: Categorical Outcomes
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm Break (15 min)
3:45 pm to 5:00 pm  Computer Exercises and Q&A
 

Day 3: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

9:00 am to 10:30 am  7. Psychometrics of ILD
10:30 am to 10:45 am Coffee Break (15 min)
10:45 am to 12:30 pm  8. Within-Subject Mediation: Introduction
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch.
 
Recommended reading: Book chapters 1 to 5 and 9 of Bolger and Laurenceau (2013).

 

Conference: 
Well-being, Quality of Life & Caregiving