FF Challenge: Getting Started Workshop at PAA

Thu, Apr 27, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Fragile Families Challenge is a scientific mass collaboration that combines predictive modeling, causal inference, and in-depth interviews in order to learn more about the lives of disadvantaged children. By having a community of social and data scientists working on this project together, we can accomplish things that none of us could do individually.

The Challenge staff will run a Getting Started Workshop at the 2017 PAA Annual Meeting (link is external) in Chicago for those who have registered or are interested in registering for participation in the Challenge. The workshop will include a brief introduction to the Challenge and the data.  Then, there will be lots of time to work individually and in groups. Please bring your laptops, and we’ll provide snacks and lunch.  Also, we don’t expect all participants will stay during the entire workshop, but we highly recommend coming for the introduction at the beginning. Register for the Challenge before the workshop at www.fragilefamilieschallenge.org/apply/

Thursday, April 27
PAA Conference Room 4G

"The Creation and Application of Polygenic Scores in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study"

“The American Welfare State in the Economic Lives of Children”

“Genetic Main Effects versus Genetic Moderators: Gene-Environment Interactions in Child Problem Behaviors”

“Growing up poor but doing well: Contextual factors that predict academic success”

“Copy Number Variation as a Source of Genetic Heterogeneity”