Provisional Course Schedule

(as of February 3, 1997)

The Ninth International Workshop on Methodology of Twin and Family Studies

MARCH 3 - MARCH 7, 1997

10.30-11.00 Break
12.30-13.30 Lunch
15.00-15.30 Break
Monday 03 March 1997
09.00-09.15 Introduction and welcome JCDeF
09.15-10.00 The causes of human variation. LJE
10.00-10.30 Introducing the computer system. SC, JL
11.00-12.30 Summarizing variation (using Mx)/Matrix algebra. MCN
13.30-15.00 A first path model for twin data. HM
15.30-16.45 Fitting the model to data. HM,NGM,LJE
16.45-17.00 Question time.
19.30 Tutorial: PRELIS. NGM
Tuesday 04 March 1997
09.00-10.30 Path analysis with examples ACH
11.00-12.30 Sex differences. JMM
13.30-15.00 Heterogeneity over groups. Tabulation of results. Discussion. JMM
15.30-16.45 Power and sample size. LJE
16.45-17.00 Question time.
19.30 Tutorial: Bootstrapping using SAS. ACH
Wednesday 05 March 1997
09.00-10.30 Introduction to factor analysis. Phenotypic example. DB
11.00-11.45 Multivariate genetic analysis: Introduction. LJE
11.45-12.30 Genetic and environmental covariances. HM
13.30-15.00 Genetic and environmental factor analysis. NGM
15.30-16.45 Examples.
16.45-17.00 Question time.
19.30 Tutorial: Latent class analysis. LJE
Thursday 06 March 1997
09.00-10.30 Multiple raters. Sibling effects.JKH
11.00-12.30 Developmental models. DB
13.30-14.00 Raw data analysis. MCN
14.00-15.00 Categorical data. ACH
15.30-16.45 Ascertainment and selection. MCN
16.45-17.00 Question time.
19.00 Banquet.
Friday 07 March 1997
09.00-10.30 Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL).DWF, SC, DB
11.00-12.30 QTL Examples. DWF, SC, DB
13.30-15.00 Parent-offspring data. DB
15.30-16.45 Assortative mating. HM
16.45-17.00 Question time.
Party at David Fulker's home.

Instructor Key
DB Dorret Boomsma
SC Stacey Cherny
JCDeFJohn DeFries
LJE Lindon Eaves
DWF David Fulker
ACH Andrew Heath
JKH John Hewitt
JL Jeff Lessem
HM Hermine Maes
NGM Nick Martin
JMM Joanne Meyer
MCN Michael Neale

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