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DuBois, David. (2017, November 7). Managing Stress and Maintaining Wellness: Strategies for Investigators and Research Staff [PowerPoint slides]. Institute of Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Myriad aspects of the research process — such as obtaining necessary funding, day-to-day project management, and translating findings into
peer-reviewed publications — can be inherently stressful and pose significant challenges to the well-being of both investigators and research staff.

In this session, Dr. David DuBois facilitated a discussion of strategies for managing stress to maintain wellness and a... more

DuBois, David. (2017, Oct. 18). Pre-Analysis Plans [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Pre-analysis plans have become an increasingly common feature of studies in numerous disciplines. By setting out in advance of data collection exactly the analyses that will be conducted and with which variables, a pre-analysis plan may help to minimize various threats to statistical conclusion validity (e.g., p-hacking) and discourage selective reporting of outcomes. 

In this session, Dr. David DuBois reviewed a checklist for a pre-analysis plan and illustrated a plan developed... more

Berbaum, Michael. (2017, Oct. 10) Adjusting for Baseline Outcomes In Longitudinal Analysis. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Michael L. Berbaum is senior biostatistician and director of the Institute's Methodology Research Core.

Hosted by the IHRP Methodology Research Core, Chalk Talks are Informal educational seminars that focus on current methodological issues.

Intended for doctoral-level health scientists and social science researchers focusing on social determinants of health and population health investigations, these sessions are usually held on the second... more

DuBois, David (2017, September 20). Investigating Adverse Effects in Health Promotion and Prevention Programs [PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago.

The potential for health promotion and prevention programs to have adverse effects on participants is well-documented. Procedures for investigating the presence, nature, severity, and implications of such effects, however, are insufficiently developed and varied in their application across studies.

In this session, Dr. David DuBois included a brief overview of different approaches to investigating adverse effects as well as... more

DuBois, David. (2017, July 17). Confronting "Wicked Problems" in the Research Process [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Wicked problems are generally understood to be social or cultural problems that are difficult or even seemingly impossible to solve because of various obstacles and constraints.

This concept can also be applied to the types of conceptual and pragmatic challenges that are routinely encountered in the research process. In community-engaged research in particular, wicked problems often may arise due to competing perspectives, needs, and values among the multiple stakeholder groups involved... more

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