We look forward to celebrating our return to Machmer Hall - stay tuned for our Open House in September!
Weighing the options for #ReskillingAmerica with UMass Provost Katherine Newman and Hella Winston | Sept. 9, 2016
Public seminar supported by ISSR Scholars Program and College of Education
Panelists Brendan O'Connor (UMass | Computer Science), Claire Wardle (Columbia University | Journalism) and Wayne Xu (UMass | Political Science) settle in for lively discussion of social science research using social media - 10.26.2016
Interdisciplinary working group on Environment and Sustainability Research - January 20 2016
Crowded house at ISSR's November 6 panel on Climate Change, Sustainability, and Social Science Research
ISSR is proud to announce the long-awaited publication of an important new resource for scholars of science and technology in society (STS). The fourth edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press) curates the most important areas of STS research--situating cutting-edge scholarship in the context of the field's evolution since the late 1970s. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of ISSR, is one of the editors of the new Handbook.
Graduate students and recent Ph.D.s with strong interest in a career involving adoption research are invited to apply to participate in the 2017 Rudd Summer Adoption Research Institute, May 21 - 26, 2017 on the campus of UMass Amherst.
The Innovation, Knowledge and Networks (INK) program in the Survey Research Center (SRC) of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan seeks applications for a tenure-track Research Assistant Professor, to work in the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS).
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the availability of public-use files (PUF) for the questionnaire data from the first wave of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. The PATH Study PUF are downloadable from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
Hello and welcome to the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
At ISSR, our mission is to promote excellence in social science research. We strengthen the campus' existing social science infrastructure for faculty and graduate student scholars with a variety of programs that are designed to: 1) support the development of methodological skills and tools for social scientists, 2) advance the meaningful participation of social scientists in interdisciplinary collaboration, 3) assist in the development of proposals and administration of funded research projects, and 4) promote the visibility of cutting-edge social science research.