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Director's Welcome

Hello and welcome to the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The mission of ISSR is to promote excellence in social science research. We approach that goal with a variety of programs that are designed to: 1) support the development of methodological skills and tools for social scientists, 2) advance the meaningful participation of social scientists in interdisciplinary collaboration, 3) assist in the development of proposals and administration of funded research projects, and 4) promote the visibility of cutting-edge social science research.

Upcoming Events

Introduction to ANOVA for Social Scientists

April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

ISSR Lab, W37E Machmer Hall (3rd Floor, West Wing)

Learn the basics of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), such as when to use it, why to use it, and how to interpret the results. One way and two ANOVA, as well as ANOVA tables will be discussed.

Introduction to High Performance Computing

April 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

ISSR Lab, W37E Machmer Hall (3rd Floor, West Wing)

This course will cover the basics of remote access and high performance computing. We will primarily focus on the basics of command line remote access to a desktop or cluster for the purposes of running high memory, computationally intensive statistical analysis. 

Research Seminar: CVs for All Seasons: Preparing Your CV for Personnel Actions and Beyond

April 30, 2014 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm

Location to be announced

This workshop is aimed at faculty who are creating CVs for internal promotion and review.