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CRF / ISSR Scholar Program Info Session

December 12, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Join CRF Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr for an info session on applying to be a CRF Family Research Scholar or ISSR Scholar. Prospective applicants for the Scholars Programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program is best suited to them, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the 2018 application deadline.

CRF Graduate Student Family Research: Fall Travel Awards

October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Fall Travel Awards of up to $300 will be given to selected UMass Amherst graduate students who are presenting original family research* at a national research conference before April 30, 2018. The student must be the first author on an accepted paper or poster presentation at the conference. The award money must be used exclusively for travel expenses associated with the conference.

DACA Teach-In

September 19, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences tomorrow, 9/19 at 4pm for a discussion of the politics, policies, and pragmatics of current immigration policy, particularly the recent termination of DACA. This policy has important implications for students at our university and across the nation, staff members, and hundreds of thousands of individuals who may lose their rights to work and reside in the United States.

Group-Based Trajectory Modeling for the Medical and Social Sciences

June 12, 2017 - 9:00am to June 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Registration Information: 

For more information, registration and fees, please visit the ICPSR website. Fee for this course is $1400.

Course description

A developmental trajectory describes the course of a behavior over age or time. This two-and-a-half day workshop aims to provide participants with the training to apply a group-based method for analyzing developmental trajectories. This methodology has four significant capabilities:

Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data: A Guide to Diary, Experience Sampling and Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods

June 5, 2017 - 9:00am to June 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

Registration Information: 

For more information, registration and fees, please visit the ICPSR website. Fee for this course is $1700.

Intensive longitudinal methods, often called experience sampling, daily diary, or ecological momentary assessment methods, allow researchers to study people's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in their natural contexts. Typically they involve self-reports from individuals, dyads, families or other small groups over the course of hours, days, and weeks.

Running a Successful Research Lab: Lessons from the Trenches

May 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am

What does a successful lab look like? How does your team help to accomplish the goals of your research?  What are your expectations for your students?  What is your management style?

Come explore these questions and learn about effective strategies from a panel of faculty investigators with productive research labs!

Panelists will talk about the mistakes they’ve made and lessons learned and best practices to:

From Scallywag to Sea Dog: Intermediate Graphing in R

April 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Have you used R but are unsure of how to harness its potential to create data visualizations beyond very basic plots?  Do you find yourself wishing you could simplify your figures into cohesive, multi-layered representations?  Put simply, would you like to make your visualizations more intricate and appealing, with less time and effort?  This seminar, targeting intermediate R users (i.e., not complete novices), will detail a variety of ways to modify plots in base R and will also introduce attendees to the lattice and ggplot2 packages.  Through a combinatio

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