This meeting will advance and disseminate work at the interface of developmental science and quantitative methodology. Bringing together methodological and developmental scholars, the conference will foster discussion of how recent advances in methodology can improve our study of developmental change processes and how the unique research questions of child development motivate advancements in quantitative methodology. This discussion will promote innovations in developmental methodology and adaptation of best methodological practices in developmental science.
The conference will include broad work in areas of measurement and data collection, longitudinal design and data analysis, and other advanced methods of data analysis relevant to developmental science. The conference will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of methodological advances and applications, as well as extensive workshops to allow attendees to expand and update their methodological skill sets through numerous keynote addresses and workshops.