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Summer Methodology Programs 2021

The CRF Methodology Program offers a series of methodology workshops and seminars during the summer months. Our programming is designed to appeal to a broad audience and attract researchers from across many disciplines.
New for 2021, the summer methodology program series includes classes in advanced statistical and methodological practices as well as a roundtable discussion with professionals from diverse industries with years of experience in their fields. Our workshops have regularly attracted researchers from around the world and are consistently rated highly, indicating CRF is meeting a vital need for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students conducting research across varied academic disciplines. 
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Summer Seminars: 1.5 - 4 hour sessions

Early Registration Rates: Students/Post-Docs: $50, Faculty/Professionals: $75


Multilevel Modeling for Longitudinal Data using R

Date: Thursday, June 3, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  
Instructor: Mark Manning, Wayne State University Medical School                    

Data Visualization & Workflow using R

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 1:30 - 4:30 pm  
Instructor: Lisa Firoenzo, Private Industry/Corporation

Introduction to Program Evaluation

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 1:30 - 4:30 pm  
Instructor: Lindsay Demers, Boston University Medical School                          

Alternate Career Pathways From Grad School

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2:00 - 3:30 pm  
Speakers: Lindsay Demers, Lisa Fiorenzo, Mark Manning 



Summer Workshop Intensives: 2 & 3 day workshops


Stress Biomarkers: Why, What, Where, and How

Dates: Monday, June 28 - Wednesday, June 30 (2.5 days, morning only June 30) 
Instructors: Jerrold Meyer, Katherine Dixon-Gordon, Lisa Troy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Richard Hunter, University of Massachusetts Boston

Early Registration Rate: Faculty - $700.00, Graduate Students & Post-Docs - $500​, after June 1 fees increase by $50


Introduction to Dyadic Data Analysis

Dates: Wednesday, July 7 - Friday, July 9 (3 day) 
Instructors: Niall Bolger, Columbia University & J.P. Laurenceau, University of Delaware

Early Registration Rate: Faculty - $600.00, Graduate Students & Post-Docs - $500​, after June 1 fees increase by $50


ICPSR Summer Program


UMass Amherst has been a partner and remote host site for the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 2005. We are pleased to continue this tradition and to announce our joint ICPSR/CRF course for this summer. Registration and payment of fees are managed by ICPSR.  As a member institution of ICPSR, all UMass Amherst faculty, students, and staff pay the membership rate for the fees.

Multilevel Modeling with HLM and SPSS 
Dates: Monday, June 7 - Friday, June 18, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST daily, Monday - Friday
Instructor: Holly Laws, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Director of Methodology Program CRF & Aline Sayer, University of Massachusetts, Professor Emeritus 

All ICPSR workshops will be conducted virtually. Please visit the ICPSR Summer Program for the most up-to-date information on the status of courses offered.