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University of Connecticut Neag School of Education Modern Modeling Methods Conference

Modern Modeling Methods (M3)  Conference

2016 Conference: May 24-25, 2016



Andrew Gelman source

Jeffrey R. Harring source

Bengt O. Muthen source

The Modern Modeling Methods (M3) conference is an interdisciplinary conference designed to showcase the latest modeling methods and to present research related to these methodologies. Please join us for the 6th annual conference on May 24-25, 2016 Our keynote speakers for the 2016 conference include Andrew Gelman and Bengt Muthen. In addition, Bengt Muthen will conduct a full day pre-conference workshop on Monday, May 23, 2016. Jeffrey R. Harring will offer a post-conference workshop on Thursday (May 26th), on Finite Mixture Modeling - Statistical Methods for Correlated Data.  

Proposals for MMM conference papers, posters, and symposia are due on February 1st.  Click here to submit your proposal for the 2016 M3 Conference .

Call for proposals. We are 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. Presenters may select the length of the session that they prefer: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or 90 minutes.  We also welcome proposals for multi-paper symposia on thematically grouped topics. Generally, symposia sessions will be 90 minutes in length. Finally, there is a poster session and reception at the end of the first day of the conference, and we are seeking submissions for the poster session. Graduate students are also encouraged to submit proposals, especially for the poster session.

Conference proposals for the Modern Modeling Methods conference may fall into one (or more) of four categories: Methodological Innovation, Methodological Application, Methodological Illustration, or Methodological Evaluation. Methodological Innovation proposals introduce a new technique. Methodological Evaluation proposals present the results of empirical research evaluating a methodology. Most often, these will involve simulation studies. Methodological Application proposals present the methods and results of a real research study in which the technique was used. Methodological Illustration proposals provide a pedagogical illustration of when and how to use the technique; these papers are designed to help the audience be able to implement the technique themselves.

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. Methodological Research paper proposals should be no longer than 1000 words and should include purpose, background, methods, results, discussion, and significance. Methodological Illustration paper proposals 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. 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 1000 words if needed, but they should be less than 2000 words. Proposals for the poster session need only submit an abstract: the 1000 word proposal is not required for poster session proposals.  All proposals should be submitted electronically at the MMM website.  The proposal submission portal is now open.  Click here to submit a proposal.

Proposals for the 2016 conference are due February 1, 2016. Notifications of presentation status will be emailed by February 26, 2016.  If you have any questions about the MMM conference, please email D. Betsy McCoach at