This is the third Behavioural Science Workshop in a series of six that will take place in 2014/15. These workshops are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The venue is the Court Room on the 4th Floor of the Cottrell Building at Stirling University. There will be drinks and dinner after the days talks to which all attendees are welcome.
This workshop will address the ESRC’s priority objective of fostering research that capitalizes on the expanding data resources available in the UK Data Archive and comparable international depositories. There is now an abundance of large databases, which often assess detailed psychological, economic, and health measures in samples of tens of thousands of participants over several years or even decades.
The theme of the workshop is how the precise psychometric measurement of constructs such as intelligence, temperament/personality, and adverse conditions initially and over several years of follow-up can be used to probe the mechanisms underlying the unfolding of economic, health and welfare outcomes as well as inequalities across these domains. The use of life-reconstruction to produce retrospective accounts of early conditions will be addressed, studies utilizing this data presented, and the limitations (e.g. recall, desirability biases) of this approach discussed.
Sign up to the workshop here.
The programme will be made available here in due course. Speakers include those listed below.
Professor Alissa Goodman (Institute of Education)
Dr. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (UCL)
Dr. Iris Kesternich (Munich)
Dr. Michael Daly (Stirling University)
Professor Markus Jokela (University of Helsinki)
Mark Egan (Stirling University)