HomeAbout ASCDivisionsMember DirectoryPublicationsEmploymentJoin/RenewContact Us


REGISTRATION FORMS FOR THE 2016 PRE-MEETING WORKSHOPS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
NEW ORLEANS, LA

 

Last Updated November 2, 2016

All workshops will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. It is only possible to register for one (1) workshop.

ASC Sponsored Workshops

**Laptops WILL NOT be provided at any of the workshops.  Power strips will be available.**

Title:  STUDYING PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR USING GROWTH CURVE AND GROUP BASED TRAJECTORY MODELS
Instructors: Megan Kurlychek (University at Albany)
Date & Time:  Tuesday, November 15th, 12 – 4 p.m. 
Place:
Prince of Wales, Second Level
Fee:  $50.00 ($25.00 for students)
Enrollment Limit:  50
Current Enrollment: 41

Criminologist often study patterns of behavior or changes in behavior over time.  For example, the age-crime curve and criminal careers have fascinated criminologists for decades.  However, there are challenges in determining the correct modeling strategy for such questions.  As a result, many statistical models have been utilized from simple fixed effect panel models that control for individual heterogeneity to more complex approaches that attempt to model rather than control for differences.  In this workshop, we will study two of the more popular methods used for assessing criminal offending patterns over time: Standard Growth Curve Modeling and Group Trajectory Modeling.  The underlying assumptions of each type of model will be covered in detail, which should illuminate the reasons why one might select one approach over the other in a given analysis.  The course will incorporate hands-on examples of both approaches in Stata with a sample data set, and example coding provided.



Title:  UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING SAMPLE SELECTION BIAS: CONCEPTUAL AND EMPIRICAL STRATEGIES FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Instructors: Thomas Loughran & Brian Johnson (University of Maryland)
Date & Time:  Tuesday, November 15th, 12 – 4 p.m. 
Place:
Marlborough A, Second Level
Fee:  $50.00 ($25.00 for students)
Enrollment Limit:  50
Current Enrollment: 22

Analytical issues involving sample selection are pervasive in criminology.  This workshop provides an introductory overview of theory and practice on sample selection models.  It reviews prevalent sources of bias, discusses the effects of selection on model estimates, and covers common statistical approaches that can be used to help address selection bias in criminological research.  Examples of different modeling strategies are demonstrated using statistical routines in Stata 14.

 

Title:  QUALITATIVE RESEARCH USING IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS
Instructors: Jennifer Cobbina (Michigan State University) & Sharon Oselin (University of California – Riverside)
Date & Time:  Tuesday, November 15th, 12 – 4 p.m. 
Place:
Marlborough B, Second Level
Fee:  $50.00 ($25.00 for students)
Enrollment Limit:  50
Current Enrollment: 34

Qualitative research has long been used to expand understandings of crime and justice, although it remains underutilized within criminology. While the focus of this workshop is in-depth interviews, the intention is to instruct participants about the process of rigorous qualitative data collection. The workshop will provide an overview of when to use qualitative methods and the importance of their alignment with specific research questions. We will additionally review construction and structure of in-depth interview guides. Topics will include how to build rapport with respondents, active listening, and effective probing techniques. We will identify common issues that arise during interviews and provide strategies to contend with them. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of different types of coding and analytical strategies, and include a coding exercise. **Note: If possible, we request participants bring one interview to the workshop.



Title:  HOW TO EFFECTIVELY SHARE YOUR FINDINGS & EXPERTISE WITH NATIONAL MEDIA OUTLETS
Instructors: Caitlin Kizielewicz (Crime and Justice Research Alliance) & Frank Wilson (Indiana State University)
Date & Time:  Tuesday, November 15th, 1 – 3:30 p.m. 
Place:
Eglinton Winton, Second Level
Fee:  $50.00 ($25.00 for students)
Enrollment Limit:  50
Current Enrollment: 11

As crime and criminal justice topics continue to dominate the news cycle, reporters at mainstream media outlets need credible, knowledgeable and prepared experts to address trending issues. During this media training workshop, experts from the Crime and Justice Research Alliance (CJRA) will provide resources, tips and best practices to help you promote your findings with national media outlets and target audiences. Learn how to establish relationships with reporters, manage tough questions, and leverage social media to ensure your research is accurately represented. Whether you have been interviewed a dozen times or have yet to create your Twitter account, this workshop will offer useful tips for experts with varied degrees of experience working with the media. Reporters need your expertise and want to know about your findings – learn how to make your voice heard in the national crime and criminal justice discussion.

 


*Please note that registration for a workshop is NOT registration for the Annual Meeting which begins November 16.

Refund Policy: Advance registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received up to September 30. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after this date.

ASC Sponsored Workshops

Printer-Friendly Workshop Registration Form (Word Document)

Printer-Friendly Workshop Registration Form (PDF Document)

Or, if you are also ready to register for the meeting now, you can purchase your workshop registration online here.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you.