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Upcoming Events

Orientation to Add Health: A Data Goldmine for Interdisciplinary Research
Event Date(s):
October 9, 2014 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm
| 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Campus Center, Room 917


Have you considered using a secondary dataset instead of collecting your own information but didn’t know what was available and whether it contained variables of interest?  Data collection for individual research projects can be time-consuming, expensive, and may result in sample sizes that are both too small for rigorous statistical analysis and raise issues around generalizability.  

Recent News

Dr. Maureen Perry-Jenkins—professor of psychology and director of UMass Amherst’s Center for Research on Families—recently served as an invited panel member on a national webinar with experts and policy leaders discussing low-income families and work place policies. During her appearance, she described the findings of her latest research study and lent her support to the Schedules That Work Act, a new piece of legislation proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Chantal Newkirk, a 2014 UMass Amherst sociology graduate, used her 2013-2014 Undergraduate Research Assistantship from CRF to work with sociology professor Michelle Budig on a project examining how specific work-family policies and gendered cultural differences shape women's employment decisions.