DatStat Case Study Webinars
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Each month, a featured DatStat client discusses the benefits of powering their study with a sophisticated data collection and research management platform. These 15-minute case studies are followed by a 30-minute overview of DatStat Illume and DatStat Discovery, hosted by Sara Heskett, Ph.D., and a Q&A session.
Evaluating women’s health nationwide for two decades
Recorded Mar. 6/7, 2013
Since 1996, the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health has been collecting and reporting on data from more than 40,000 women who represent the diverse Australian population. Ryan Tuckerman and Ewan MacKenzie of the ALSWH gave an overview of the project, discussed the transition to online surveys and recruitment, and provided an in-depth look at the steps they took to import 15 years of existing survey data into a single dataset.
“To go from a paper survey system (with 3-4 month turnaround for data) to an online system where you’re getting data immediately, our researchers were pretty much over-the-moon.”
Dr. Steve Hollon, the Gertrude Conaway Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University, used DatStat software to collect, manage, and monitor data during a multi-site collaboration in which depressed suicidal patients at three geographical sites were: randomly assigned to condition; treated for up to three years to the point of recovery; randomized a second time to stay on or withdraw from medication; and followed over a subsequent three years to assess for subsequent recurrence.
“Much better than anything we’ve ever worked with before clinically”
Dr. Lee is a Research Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors at the University of Washington. She has used DatStat software in conjunction with third-party programming to manage a variety of study tasks, including recruitment and assessment, participant screening and randomization, personalized feedback, and participant tracking. In this presentation, Dr. Lee will discuss two of her current projects that address high-risk behaviors during the transition to adulthood.
“If you can imagine what the perfect survey would be, the (DatStat) SDK can make it happen”
Cara C. Ernst, MA, has been the program evaluator for this statewide, evidence-based home visitation case‐management program for 21 years. Learn how the DatStat console: meets research and QA requirements; helps staff manage data reporting needs; and provides real-time feedback. These features combine to enhance the efforts of PCAP staff to help mothers build healthy families and prevent future births of children exposed prenatally to alcohol and drugs.
“One of the most useful aspects of the console was its ability to be customized to the individual through the use of roles.”
Dr. Storch, associate professor of clinical psychology in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of South Florida, specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of adult and childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and anxiety disorders. Learn how he is using DatStat in two current studies.
“It’s truly remarkable in terms of completeness of the data. The overall quality of the data is really astounding.”
Colleen Loos, project manager at the Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health (CMVH), gives a brief presentation to describe how DatStat has boosted the efficiency of their recent research projects. CMVH uses DatStat software for robust online surveys, capable of handling 1,400 data items, and research management for large studies with outreach to N=50,000 participants or greater.
“About 92 percent did the online survey…a significant cost savings to having to manage all that paper.”
Dr. St. Lawrence uses DatStat Illume and has worked closely with the Solutions Consulting Group for her youth and parent intervention program. DatStat programmed the ACASI surveys, checked skip logic and survey content thoroughly, and trained study staff for deployment. Hear about Dr. St. Lawrence’s experience so far and her plans for an upcoming R01 study.
“I finished what I thought was going to take me two weeks in about two hours”
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in grant-funded research or software, including:
- NIH- and other grant resource-funded Investigators
- Department Directors
- Program Managers
- Research Associates and Team Members
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