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Consultation Sessions: behaviour change and complex interventions: design and evaluation

  • Unique opportunity for UCL research teams to learn more about Linda Collins and John Graham's methods and how they can be applied to their research
  • NB: Interested researchers will need to complete an application form outlining the subject they have in mind for their consultation.

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Professor Linda Collins and Professor John W Graham, who are leading two behaviour change workshops on 29 July at UCL, would like to discuss their methods with UCL research teams in one hour sessions.  This is a unique opportunity for teams of UCL researchers to informally explore Linda Collins and John Graham's ideas in greater depth.  Four consulation sessions are available:

  • John Graham: 11am-12 noon and 12 noon to 1pm
    Missing data: analysis and design.
      Missing data theory, including descriptions of normal-model multiple imputation (MI) and maximum likelihood methods. Strategies suggested for reducing attrition bias include using auxiliary variables, collecting follow-up data on a sample of those initially missing, and collecting data on intent to drop out. Description of a planned missing data design known as two method measurement (TMM). The TMM design offers researchers a cost-effective strategy for maximizing power and construct validity when the best measures of key constructs are very costly.
  • Linda Collins: 2pm-3pm and 3pm-4pm
    Behaviourial Interventions: an introduction to the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) for engineering better behavioural interventions
    .  This framework is a principled, engineering-inspired, empirical approach to intervention optimization and evaluation. The goal may be to develop a cost-effective intervention; an intervention that achieves a specified level of effectiveness; the briefest intervention that achieves a minimum level of effectiveness; or any other reasonable goal.
  • Requirements

1. Applications for teams of UCL researchers must be made by a senior UCL academic (ie lecturer or above).  Interested Phd students are encouraged to bring this opportunity to the attention of senior members of staff.

2. Interested applicants must submit a short online application
3. Deadline for applications: midnight, Monday 15 July 2013
4. Applicants will be advised about the outcome of their application soon after 15 July.5. Apply for a consultation session

Application questions (you may find it easier to prepare answers to these questions and then paste them into the online application form.):
1. Why do you want to have a consultation session with either Linda Collins or John Graham? ( Max 50 words)
2. Please outline the subject that you would like to discuss. (Max 50 words)
3. Do you envisage any collaborations using the methods presented by Linda Collins and John Graham? If so, please outline them. (Max 50 words)
4. Please indicate the likely number of people who will attend the session if your application is successful.

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