Research with Dyads and Families: Challenges and Solutions in Working with Independent Data
May 18 - May 19 @ - Stewart Center
Research involving multiple family members, such as parent and child or husband and wife, is necessary to advance our understanding of interactions, behaviors, cognitions, and emotions within family relationships beyond what we can discover by investigating the perspectives of individuals alone. Special methodological and statistical consideration is required for acquiring and appropriately analyzing reports from dyads and families because their data are nonindependent, and thereby violate a fundamental assumption of many common statistical techniques. This two-day conference will highlight current challenges and solutions for working with interdependent data from family members, emphasizing research on health and well being of individuals and dyads in the daily life of families. Nationally recognized experts in dyad and family research methods will introduce study designs that involve multiple family members and techniques for appropriately analyzing their interdependent data.