ISSR Methodology Workshop | How to Do Network Analysis

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:15pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
In this workshop we will review the basic components of network analysis, and learn how to ‘do’ network analysis through a series of simple easy-to-understand examples. This will cover the specialized language that network analysis uses, how measurements work, and how data is structured for network analysis. This workshop will use the R statistical environment. No prior knowledge of R is required.

ISSR Methodology Workshop | Introduction to SPSS: Data Management, Descriptive Statistics and T-tests

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
With its user-friendly interface, SPSS has been a popular statistical software in social sciences. Designed for individuals with minimal experience with SPSS and those who need refresher to it, the workshop will introduce participants to manage data and to perform the basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques using the software.

Social Science & Social Location Series | Gender in the Social Science Professions: How Is It Informing Scholarship?

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
Social institutions such as gender are widely recognized within the social sciences to affect the operation of the world we study. Yet they also affect how we conduct our work as scholars, from how research is conducted to how networks of collaboration and esteem function within the profession, and many other aspects of our lives as scholars. This panel examines new research on how gender operates within the social science professions, features perspectives from a variety of different disciplines, and explores what might be done to address differences and inequities among social scientists.

Workshop Series | "I'm a PI, Now What?"

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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This workshop series will assist faculty principal investigators in getting all the administrative work completed on a grant while staying focused on the research. Developed by senior grant-funded faculty, this series covers topics such as overall PI responsibilities, working with subcontractors, hiring and supervising staff, monitoring budgets, reporting strategies, and thinking about applying for the next grant.

One Year On | Understanding Emerging Technologies, Racial Equity and the Future of Work

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Life Sciences Laboratory N330 | UMass Amherst
One year after a series of NSF-funded consultations on Understanding Emerging Technologies, Racial Equity and the Future of Work, we invite you to the launch of the grant's report and a discussion of future directions in this important field of inquiry. Please join the project PIs for a brief presentation of the key themes and lessons.