Latent Variable Modeling


This five-day intensive course will focus on the practical application of latent variable modeling with specific applications for health and social science researchers. Mornings will consist of a series of lectures and computer demonstrations covering the theory and practice of latent variable modeling methods. Afternoons will include hands-on applications of specific data analysis techniques. Participants will learn how to apply specific modeling methods in the development of instruments, measures and survey designs.

Expanding Evaluation Through the use of Administrative Data


Increased availability of administrative data provides evaluators, health service and intervention researchers with more options for answering questions about the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of publicly funded programs and services. The purpose of this one day workshop is to explore the promise and pitfalls of using administrative data in evaluations.

Population Data: Today and the Future


Two day conference (March 17th and 18th) to introduce Population Data BC to the wider community and start to build awareness of our services; to present workshops and lectures that support and help develop research capacity on the determinants of health and well-being in British Columbia; to build partnerships among key stakeholders interested in these areas; to address scientific questions and public concerns around the use of data for population health research; and to continue our commitment to respond to researcher requests for educa

Bayesian Disease Mapping Part II


Two-and-a-half day workshop forming Part II in the sequence of Bayesian Disease Mapping workshops. Participants gained an in-depth understanding of the basic issues, methods and techniques used in the analysis of spatial health data using a Bayesian approach. They gained insight into the detailed analysis of practical problems in risk estimation and cluster detection. The workshop was presented by a leading researcher in the field of disease mapping and spatial epidemiology.

Competing Risks


This two-day workshop on competing risk analysis will introduce the main concepts and apply learning through hands-on lab exercises using real-life examples.

Times: Thursday July 14th, 2011 9:00am -4:00pm, Friday July 15th, 9:00am-4:00pm

Location: UBC Campus, Irving K. Barber Centre (IBLC) Room 185

Course Fee: $600 Includes bound copy of comprehensive course notes and refreshments

Administrative Data 101


This workshop will also provide an overview of the access policy / application process at Population Data BC. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have detailed information on working with administrative data, opportunities and challenges, and the resources available to help them understand and analyze the data.

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Research Ideas


A 2-hour workshop providing an informal opportunity to ask questions and brainstorm ideas about the use of the administrative data available through Population Data BC for research projects.

SFU Burnaby Campus - Blusson Hall Board Room, 11021 (3rd Floor), Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Do you have research interests but not enough information about what administrative data might be available to address them?

Health and GIS 101


Participants learned the fundamental design and construction techniques used to create linkages between tabular health databases with geographic identifiers. The workshop reviewed key data sources available to health researchers in British Columbia specifically designed for research in human health and well-being and discuss how these data might also be used for research using GIS.

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