VAMHN'S ECR BURSARY WINNER laura havers DISCUSSES THEIR ATTENDANCE AT a multilevel modelling workshop
Have a read below to see what our ECR bursary winner Laura Havers did with their award money.
The bursary that I was awarded was used to support my attendance on a 2-day multilevel modelling workshop. The workshop that I attended was held online, hosted by faculty at the University of Maryland, USA. The workshop introduced the statistical theory of multilevel modelling as it is applied in the behavioural/social sciences. Practical experience in estimating the models was supported throughout the workshop, and guided interpretation of the results was provided.
In attending this workshop, I gained both a theoretical and practical understanding of the multilevel framework. This will allow me to apply multilevel modelling in my postdoctoral research, which aims to understand relations between childhood maltreatment and adolescent mental health, specifically through the lens of intersectionality. Intersectionality is a broad theoretical framework that views the intersection of an individual’s characteristics (e.g., gender identification, ethnicity, sexual orientation) as giving rise to a unique social and societal position within structural conditions of oppression and privilege. I will use the knowledge gained in this workshop to model intersectionality at the strata level, thereby allowing for an estimation of the extent to which the relation between childhood maltreatment and mental health is attributable to intersectionality.