Training School 1: Identifying key measures for collaborative research - Completed! 

Venue: Poznan, Poland

Dates: 23 – 25 April 2014

Our 1st training school was not only a success but also generated

new opportunities for collaboration between our COST Action members.

 

“It was a real pleasure for me to attend this cost training, opening my mind for new ideas! Thanks.”

“I want to thank you and the training school trainers for the great experience. I really enjoyed the lessons that gave me many ideas to think about and material to work with.”

“Thank you for coordinating last week's training school with such attention to detail. The setup of the venue each day facilitated not only the trainers but also the trainees.” 

 

 

This workshop will be focus on the following topics

DAY 1:  SETTING THE SCENE

  • Introduction to the field; identifying the ’big’ research questions; the need to identify a set of ’core’ measures for collaborative research
  • Similarities and differences in measures used to assess appearance dissatisfaction in different populations (body image; disfigurement)

 

CHALLENGES IN MEASUREMENT & COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH

  • The importance of context (educational, vocational and medical settings, public health)
  • Social and cultural aspects of measurement

  

DAY 2:   CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS 

  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Assessing the quality of measures
  • Sampling
  • Data collection methods & response formats

 

DAY 3:   TOWARDS A CORE SET OF MEASURES 

  • Systematic reviews & other forms of quality assessment

 

Training will be provided by COST members with expertise in measurement

There are 20 places available for this training school. In allocating places we will aim for:

  • An equitable distribution between the 5 working groups
  • An equitable balance of researchers and practitioners
  • An equitable balance of ECRs and those engaging in life long learning
  • An equitable geographical distribution of members

 

For those participating in the training school, the following financial support and administrative rules apply:  

  • The reimbursement rate per day is EUR 160 maximum
  • Up to EUR 300 may be allocated for the travel expenses (depends on Domestic, near countries, far countries)
  • A maximum grant of EUR 1 500 can be awarded to any one person
  • Grant for Trainees can vary depending on the country of the Trainees (e.g. Domestic, near countries, far countries)
  • Prior the Training School, the trainees must register on e-COST: https://e-services.cost.eu.
  • No advance payments are available: All costs will be reimbursed after the event 

 

Please download and complete the pdf application and send it back to martin.persson@uwe.ac.uk before the 15 February 2014