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Quantitative Methods Workshops

What's This?

At the Fall 2014 social sciences retreat, several people expressed interest in creating an all-AU workshop in quantitative methods for social sciences. The objectives of this workshop are: 

  • Provide an opportunity for researchers to get input on their methodological problems.
  • Provide an opportunity for faculty in departments without quantitative emphasis or PhD programs to meet PhD or quantitatively-oriented MA students for potential collaboration and/or RA-ships.
  • Provide a resource for faculty and grad students interested in learning new methods for their "toolboxes."

Mike Bader (Sociology) and Mary Hansen (Economics) will get the ball rolling with a series of workshops in Spring 2015:

January and March: Presentations on specific topics, jointly sponsored by the Center for Health, Risk and Society and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core of the DC Developmental Center for AIDS Research.

January 28th: View Mike Bader's presentation, "Spatial Methods for Social Science Research"

March 25th: Jelena Kmezic, PhD Candidate in Economics: "Agent Based Modeling with an Application to AIDS Research"

February and April: Brainstorm: Researchers doing empirical work bring their methodological problem to the group. They briefly present the research question (10 minute max). The group bats around ideas for how to solve those problems. 

The workshop scheduled for April 22nd is cancelled.

Workshops will be on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in the REC Room (Battelle-Thompkins Terrace Level).

Recent Workshops

"Agent Based Modeling with an Application to AIDS Research"

March 25, 2015
2:30 p.m.

REC Room, Terrace Level of Battelle-Thompkins

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center on Health, Risk and Society (CHRS), and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core of the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DC D-CFAR)

Please note the April 22nd workshop is cancelled.