Do you want to deepen your understanding of the statistics behind the methods you use in your research? So do we! We invite to join our STATISTICS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES READING GROUP (SSSRG). This is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who gather to discuss a methodological topic based on group interest. Building off of our initial SSSRG meetings last spring, the readings for our fall 2018 semester will address advanced issues and techniques in multilevel modeling (sometimes called mixed-effects or hierarchical linear modeling). This group is a collaboration between Statistical Consulting and Collaboration Services (SCCS) consulting center in the Department of Math & Statistics, the consulting centers at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) and the Center for Research on Families (CRF), and the Computational Social Science Institute (CSSI). We began this group last spring by discussing uses of multilevel modeling with faculty and graduate students across a variety of academic departments, and had a wonderful range of disciplinary representation including but not limited to: sociology, psychology, education, mathematics, statistics, political science, computer science, and linguistics. We welcome
participants from all disciplines!
We invite you to join us! Meetings will take place twice per month on MONDAYS FROM 1:45-2:45PM. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO CAN ATTEND? Faculty, post-docs, and graduate students The forum is intended for those with experience with the method, but anyone interested is welcome to participate.
WHAT Topics are Covered? Topics may last several weeks, or only one. You may participate for any topic of interest to you. Readings at various technical levels will be available. We will be continuing our discussion of topics related to multilevel modeling (MLM), including:
- Bayesian methods in MLM
- Multilevel mediation
- Multilevel Structural Equation Models
- Uses of Survey Weights in MLM
- Future topics will be generated based on interests of the group
WHEN? Meetings for this semester will take place from 1:45-2:45pm on:
- 10/9 [Tuesday, but following Monday schedule]
- 11/14 [Wednesday, but following Monday schedule]
**We encourage you to attend each meeting as we tend to build off of prior discussions, but if your schedule does not allow that, feel free to "drop in" when you can. A link to readings for each week will be sent to the group list in advance of each meeting.