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Seeking Methodology Consultant for ISSR, Spring 2016

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The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is seeking applications for an advanced graduate student to join our staff of graduate consultants for our Research Consulting service for the spring semester of 2016, 5 hours per week with with flexible scheduling. International students, women, students of color and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

UMass Amherst Spring 2016 Course of Interest: Survey Research Methods

POLISCI  797SR - 01  Survey Research Methods
Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 pm
Description: This course will focus on advanced topics in survey design and analysis. Topics covered include different approaches to sampling, how to construct and use survey weights, and tools for analyzing and enriching survey data, including approaches to conducting matching and multiple imputation, as well as the construction and analysis of panel data. The course will also focus on designing and analyzing survey experiments.

Announcing Winners of Fall 2015 CRF Student Travel Awards

The Center for Research on Families is proud to announce the winners for this fall’s Student Travel Award. CRF has given a $300 Travel Award to Sarah Reedy, a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology, and a $300 Travel Award to PhD student Amy Newberg of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Read more here about their research and the CRF Travel Awards.

Call for Submissions: Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology

The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work.  The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science).   It is named for Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958-2002), an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and human relationships.

Call for Posters and Presentations: New Worlds of Adoption and Foster Care Conference: Thriving on the Frontline

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The 2016 Rudd-REFCA Conference - New Worlds of Adoption and Foster Care: Thriving on the Frontline is now accepting applications for poster and presentation submissions. Conference attendees are invited to submit an application to present a poster or a 20-minute oral presentation featuring their research or programs. Posters and presentations may highlight adoption or foster care research that has not been presented previously, or they may be about innovative programs or projects that would be of interest to the audience. 

UMass Launches Inter-disciplinary Collaboration to Advance the "Science of Science"

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On Friday, October 9 UMass celebrated the kickoff of the Soft Materials for Life Sciences National Research Training Program (SMLS-NRT), marking an exciting new approach to graduate training in the natural sciences and an important opportunity to build meaningful collaboration between the social and natural sciences at UMass.