The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is kindly inviting you to participate in the 2014 Modern Modeling Methods (M3) Conference, held May 20 – 21, 2014 in Storrs, Connecticut, United States at the Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center.
The Modern Modeling Methods (M3) conference is an interdisciplinary conference designed to showcase the latest statistical modeling methods and to present research related to these methodologies. A full day preconference workshop by Bengt Muthen will be held on May 19th, and a full day post-conference workshop will be held on May 22nd.
We are currently soliciting both methodological research papers and papers that illustrate methodological techniques in the area of modeling, broadly defined. Papers related to multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, mixture modeling, longitudinal modeling, and item response theory are especially encouraged. Given the interdisciplinary focus of the conference, it is completely acceptable to present papers that have been published or presented elsewhere. We also welcome proposals for multi-paper symposia on thematically grouped topics.
Conference proposals for the Modern Modeling Methods conference may fall into one (or more) of four categories:
- Methodological Innovation — Introduces a new technique.
- Methodological Application — Presents the methods and results of a real research study in which the technique is used.
- Methodological Illustration — A “teaching talk”. Provides a pedagogical illustration of when and how to use the technique; designed to help the audience be able to implement the technique themselves.
- Methodological Evaluation — presents the results of empirical research evaluating a methodology. Most often, these will involve simulation studies.
Methodological Research proposals should be no longer than 1,000 words and should include purpose, background, methods, results, discussion, and significance. Methodological Illustration papers should be no longer than 1,000 words and should include a description of the methodology to be illustrated as well as an outline of the paper/talk.
There are three different types of presentations: Paper sessions (in which authors submit a paper), Symposia (in which a group of authors submit a set of related talks/papers), and posters. Proposals for symposia should be include titles, authors, and brief descriptions/abstracts for all of the paper presentations within the symposium. Symposium proposals may be longer than 1,000 words if needed, but they should be less than 2,000 words. In addition, we will hold a poster session and reception on May 21st. Graduate students are also encouraged to submit proposals, especially poster sessions. All proposals should be submitted electronically.
- Conference Registration: $300 for faculty; $225 for graduate students
- Pre-conference workshop: $125
- Post-conference workshop: $125
- Save by registering for all 3 workshops: $475 for all 4 days for faculty; $400 for graduate students
- Graduate students save $75 when registering for the M3 conference using the student discount code.
The registration cost includes breakfasts for every day registered, lunch on May 20 and May 21, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, and receptions on Monday, May 20st and Tuesday, May 21st.