Taste of Methodology: Genetic Data in Behavioral Studies

Faculty, do you want to explore a new research method but find that you’re too busy? Try a Taste of Methodology! Taste of Methodology is a series of brief, semiannual workshops for faculty with lunch included. The objective is to provide an efficient way for faculty to assess a method’s potential for your research. In this semester’s workshop, Helen Kamens will introduce methods for incorporating genetic data into behavioral studies. Helen will illustrate the applications of these methods using examples from her research.

Incorporating Genetic Data in Behavioral Studies

PRESENTER: Helen Kamens, Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health, Penn State
DATE: April 30, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building

The three-hour workshop will introduce

  • types of genetic data that are available to behavioral researchers,
  • key issues facing researchers who use genetic data, and
  • how to address reproducibility, replication, and sample size.

Who should attend?

This workshop is targeted at faculty and postdoctoral researchers who study behavior and are interested in incorporating genetic data in their research.

A Taste of Methodology is co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Institute and the Methodology Center, and is part of SSRI’s Innovative Methods Initiative. The workshop is FREE and open to all Ph.D.-level scientists at Penn State. Registration is required and places are limited. Email Tammy Knepp (TLKnepp@psu.edu) to register or ask questions.