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Center for Research on Families Summer Methodology Workshops 2020


Check back often for updates on scheduling and programming changes due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic

UMass Amherst has been a remote 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 courses for this summer. Registration and payment of fees are handled by ICPSR at ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. UMass Amherst is a member of ICPSR; all UMass Amherst faculty, students, and staff pay the membership rate for the fees.

ICPSR has provided contingency plans for host sites to assist in the facilitation of conducting summer workshops due necessary changes caused by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. At the current time all available workshops will be conducted remotely/virtually. Please visit the ICPSR Summer Program for the most up-to-date information on the status of courses offered. 

Summer 2020 Course Offerings:


The workshops listed below are being offered via remote instruction (online):

CRF sponsored course - Stress Biomarkers: Why, What, Where, and How*
Dates: June 22 - June 24 (2.5 days, morning only June 24)
Instructors: Jerrold Meyer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lisa Troy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Katherine Dixon-Gordon, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Richard Hunter, University of Massachusetts Boston

*Stress Biomarkers is CRF sponsored and not affiliated with ICPSR

ICPSR sponsored course - ​Multilevel Modeling with HLM and SPSS 
Dates: June 29 - July 2, 2020 (4 days)
Instructor: Holly Laws, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Prior to COVID-19 program changes, the following workshops were to be held at UMass Amherst as a host site. Course instruction will now be virtual and coordinated by ICPSR.

Efficient Methods for Reproducible Research: A Workflow for Data Analysis
Dates: June 15 - June 18, 2020 (4 days)
Instructors: J. Scott LongIndiana University​

*CANCELED FOR 2020 Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data: A Guide to Diary, Experience Sampling, and Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods
Dates: June 1 - June 5, 2020 (5 days)
Instructors: Niall Bolger, Columbia University; Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, University of Delaware

*CANCELED FOR 2020 Latent Class, Latent Profile, and Latent Transition Analysis
Dates: June 24 - June 26, 2020 (3 days)
Instructors: Bethany Bray, University of Illinois at Chicago; Stephanie Lanza, Pennsylvania State University