Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Clinical Research Oriented Workshop (CROW) Meeting: May 27, 2011

Present: Liz Chen, Kairn Kelley, Rodger Kessler, Ben Littenberg

1. Kairn: Dichotic Words Test (DWT) Updates

a. Side project: working with the complex systems engineers to group the words based on their acoustic characteristics into self-organizing maps (SOMs)

b. Dissertation project: looking at how the use of the DWT for assessing children with ADHD

i. Study question: Do children with ADHD exhibit better test-retest reliability for short-lists from the DWT than long lists?

ii. Issue: a former collaborator and designer of the Dichotic Words Test may need to be contacted as the research might not support the use of the test

1. No legal barriers exist as to the way Kairn plans to use the test (it was provided without restrictions)

2. Concerns about affect on relationships or standing in the audiology community can be addressed by appropriate communication up front

iii. Outcome: Kairn will send her former collaborator an email expressing her intent to use the test for her dissertation.

2. Next Workshop Meeting(s): Thursday, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Given Courtyard Level 4

a. June 2: Abby (no Connie)

b. June 9: Connie (no Amanda?)

c. June 16:

d. June 23: (no Ben at 3:30, no Amanda)

e. June 30:

f. Change to new time for our meetings for July and August: Thursday morning 9:30 – 11:00

g. Ben is on vacation July 16 – 30 and out Aug 4; Abby is on vacation August; Amanda is teaching Tues & Thurs 1 – 4 from July 1 – Aug 26

h. Future agenda to consider:

i. Rodger: Mixed methods article; article on Behavior’s Influence on Medical Conditions (unpublished)

ii. Future: Review of different types of journal articles (lit review, case study, original article, letter to editor…), when each is appropriate, tips on planning/writing (Abby)

Recorder: Kairn Kelley

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