SRA Sponsored Pre & Post Conferences

2018: SRA Pre/Post Conferences

 SRA is sponsoring one pre conference & two post conference workshops

One half-day pre conference on Wednesday, April 11th, and two half-day post conference workshops will be held on the morning of Sunday, April 15th.

Make sure to schedule your travel to and from Minneapolis accordingly to take part in these great sessions!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Symphony Ballroom 3, 2nd Floor

1) 5th Biennial Moral Development Preconference
Organized by Alexandra Main, Debbie Laible, Mary Lewis, Jeffrey Liew, and Alexandra DavisAdolescence is an important period of life during which moral and prosocial understandings, motives, and behavior are paramount as adolescents’ social milieus broaden and their awareness of social issues deepen. Scholars have made great progress in the past few decades going beyond a deficit framework by focusing on ways that a risk and resilience perspective may inform our understanding of healthy development in children and adolescents. The lens of the risk/resilience framework offers an intriguing opportunity to examine maturation of adolescent morality and prosociality as an antecedent and consequence of adaptation. With this fifth Moral Development pre-conference, we intend to stimulate an open discussion among researchers to reflect upon the question “How can a risk/resilience framework inform the study of moral development in adolescence?”Keynote speakers Ann Masten and Velma McBride Murry will discuss their work on risk and resilience in adolescents and discuss in relation to understanding prosocial and moral development during this important developmental period. Thereafter, a panel consisting of notable scholars in the field of moral development will discuss the keynotes and draw connections with their own research. These panelists will also lead interactive, small group discussions to think about ways that researchers can incorporate this influential framework into their work on moral development in adolescence.This fifth Moral Development Pre-conference will be particularly significant for addressing the interests and questions of emerging scholars, as well as being an important discussion forum for all those interested in issues of moral development. (More)

Sunday, April 15, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Continental Breakfast at 8:30 am outside the meeting rooms (Conrad Foyer, 2nd Floor)

2) Meta Analysis Workshop
Organized by Noel Card
Room: Conrad B, 2nd Floor

This session introduces attendees to the process of meta-analysis and other systematic review techniques. The session consists of three parts. First, I describe the role of literature reviews in the accumulation of scientific evidence, responding to concerns about replication and the increasing number of studies in many fields. In the second and most extensive part of the session, I introduce the major steps of performing a meta-analysis. Specifically, attendees will be introduced to the techniques of performing a comprehensive and representative literature search, the process of systematically coding effect sizes and study characteristics, and analytic techniques to combine and compare effect sizes across studies. In the third part of the session, I will briefly compare meta-analysis to related techniques (e.g., integrative data analysis, other forms of systematic review) and discuss how a combination of primary studies, secondary studies, and meta-analyses lead to a model of knowledge accumulation in family science.
3) Social Network Analysis: Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Applications
Organized by Leslie Echols
Room: Conrad C, 2nd Floor.
In this workshop we will cover the basics of social network analysis from data collection to modeling for applied researchers. We will discuss differences between traditional linear models and social network models and we will explore the various types of research questions that can be answered using social network analysis. We will also learn about exciting new (and user-friendly!) approaches to analyzing cross-sectional and longitudinal social network data. Resources for getting started on your own social network research will be provided!

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