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Researcher eNews, Spring 2019
In this edition:
Introduction to statistical analysis of data from twins
Are you a researcher looking at twins? Are you interested in finding out how to better analyse and interpret your twin data? Come along to this two-day workshop run by expert statisticians from Twins Research Australia at The University of Melbourne. This value for money, fully catered course will provide knowledge and resources to answer your specific research questions using Stata, R or SPSS. Head over to Twins Research Australia website for more information.
Registrations are closing soon, so act quickly to guarantee your place. Click here to register by Sunday 22nd September, 2019. Or email Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot.
When: 17-18 October 2019; 9:00am – 5:00pm
Additional resources: Twins Research Australia have put together a free series of online training modules to complement our hands-on workshops. The online series features statistical tools and explanations for researchers to expand their skills into twin studies. Find out more and access the modules here. Or if you have any comments or questions for us please visit our Facebook Twin Researcher Group which is moderated by TRA expert researchers, or email us at email@example.com.
This workshop, run in conjunction with the Melbourne Twins Stats Workshop, will introduce geospatial concepts and analyses with examples of data visualisation tools and procedures, techniques to explore environmental influences on outcomes, and applications across research programs. More details to follow.
Conversations in twin research
Twins Research Australia has launched an online series of occasional papers, Conversations in Twin Research, to showcase the diverse application of the twin method to the research and health professionals’ community. The series aims to encourage a conversation regarding use of this approach in all areas of research, including education, early life origins of chronic disease, clinical trials and population health resources.
See one of our ‘Conversations’ with Brian Byrne on the topic, School achievement in literacy and numeracy. The article summarises what twin research has taught us about Australians’ school achievement, and outlines the implications for students, their families, teachers, educational policymakers, and the broader public as it debates education and its funding. If you have any comments or questions, please go to our Facebook Twin Researcher and Stats Group here.
Sample size calculation guide
The team here at Twins Research Australia have put together a short guide to help researchers calculate the sample size required for their classic twin study.
Download the sample size calculation guide here.
Genetics & Epigenetics of Physical Activity Symposium
Genetics and epigenetics of physical activity: Gene-environment interactions modulating health and disease.
Twins 2019 Biennial Conference - POSTPONED
The Twins Congress has recently announced that the Twins 2019 biennial conference in Hong Kong has been postponed. More details are expected in the coming weeks. For more information please click here.
Sue Carrick lead of the Twins Node at Charles Perkins
Twins in the media:
Just a reminder that when referring to Twins Research Australia during the course of your research please ensure you use our new name and logo. Also, a gentle reminder to use the following wording when acknowledging Twins Research Australia in your publications:
“This research was facilitated through access to Twins Research Australia, a national resource supported by a Centre of Research Excellence Grant (ID: 1079102), from the National Health and Medical Research Council.”
An electronic copy of all publications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1800 037 021 | email@example.com | www.twins.org.au
Our mailing address is: Twins Research Australia, 3/207 Bouverie Street, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia.
Copyright 2017: Twins Research Australia, Level 3, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton, Victoria 3010. TRA is a national resource supported by a Centre of Research Excellence Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council and administered by the University of Melbourne.