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The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is seeking a motivated, tech-savvy undergradu-ate student to assist in compiling event registration data for the institute’s annual reports. The Institute for Social Science Research supports social science methodology, public engagement, and interdisciplinary research at UMass Amherst. ISSR’s mission is aimed at helping faculty members find funding opportunities and supporting grant proposal development.

ISSR is seeking a great new team member to promote our programming and services in support of the social sciences across the UMass Amherst community - a full time staff position overseeing ISSR's diverse communications pathways and bringing a special focus to expanding the impact of ISSR's grant support services.

ISSR Hiring Quantitative Methodology Consultants for Fall 2023
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ISSR Hiring Qualitative Methodology Consultant for Fall 2023
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ISSR is excited to announce that we will be expanding our capacity to support CSBS grant-seekers. We are currently recruiting for a new position of ISSR Grants & Contracts Coordinator, and we welcome your support in identifying candidates for this exciting new role. ISSR provides a supportive and welcoming workplace, with a deep interest in professional development opportunities for all staff. 

QSR, the makers of NVivo qualitative data analysis software are scheduling virtual NVivo Research Network meetings to connect and discuss research methods with fellow researchers.

To register for the virtual meeting with researchers in New England, please see details below.

Next Meeting Topic: Using NVivo for Literature Reviews

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ISSR Hiring Quantitative Methodology Consultants for Fall 2020
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Research Assistant sought for fall semester 2018 for a qualitative research project that is part of a University-wide Institutional Transformation (IT) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program. The purpose of NSF ADVANCE is to increase the participation and advancement of women faculty in science and engineering. The RA will work under the supervision of Professor Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of the Institute for Social Science Research and Managing co-PI for the ADVANCE grant.

ISSR is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin L. Young (Associate Professor of Political Science) to Associate Director for next academic year 2018-19. ISSR is grateful for the service of Henry Renski (Associate Professor of Regional Planning), who is completing a very successful three-year term in this important role. Kevin Young earned his PhD from the London School of Economics, and joined the Department of Political Science at UMass in 2012. He is a scholar of International Political Economy who specializes in the study of financial power, global governance, interest groups and elites, and whose publications profile methods ranging from qualitative interviewing and network analysis to Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis.