Social Science & Social Location Series | Gender in the Social Science Professions: How Is It Informing Scholarship?

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
Social institutions such as gender are widely recognized within the social sciences to affect the operation of the world we study. Yet they also affect how we conduct our work as scholars, from how research is conducted to how networks of collaboration and esteem function within the profession, and many other aspects of our lives as scholars. This panel examines new research on how gender operates within the social science professions, features perspectives from a variety of different disciplines, and explores what might be done to address differences and inequities among social scientists.

ISSR Methodology Workshop | Introduction to SPSS: Data Management, Descriptive Statistics and T-tests

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
With its user-friendly interface, SPSS has been a popular statistical software in social sciences. Designed for individuals with minimal experience with SPSS and those who need refresher to it, the workshop will introduce participants to manage data and to perform the basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques using the software.

Workshop Series | "I'm a PI, Now What?"

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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This workshop series will assist faculty principal investigators in getting all the administrative work completed on a grant while staying focused on the research. Developed by senior grant-funded faculty, this series covers topics such as overall PI responsibilities, working with subcontractors, hiring and supervising staff, monitoring budgets, reporting strategies, and thinking about applying for the next grant.

Law & Society Association Launch Celebration | In the Ruins of Constitutional Government, with Kim Lane Scheppele

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Old Chapel Great Hall | UMass Amherst
Please join us to celebrate the launch of the Law & Society Association tenure at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a keynote address by Dr. Kim Lane Scheppele, President of L&SA and Lawrence S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University.

ISSR Workshop | Sequence Analysis with Leonard Seabrooke, Copenhagen Business School

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
Sequence analysis is a formal set of technical procedures for finding patterns in temporally ordered data. It was developed for detecting patterns within gene sequences and in the 1980s social scientists began using it address social science questions. This free workshop explains the basics of sequence analysis for social scientists.

CANCELED | Data Management in R | Matthew Denny

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst | E20 Machmer Hall
In this two-day short course, participants will be introduced to core data management concepts and techniques using the R programming language. By the end of the workshop, participants should possess the basic skills necessary to perform most data management tasks they are likely to encounter over the course of a research project intended for publication as a scholarly journal article.