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We are excited to announce that the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) will be awarding up to 10 fee waivers for graduate students to attend an ISSR-directed methods workshop this summer. A list of the upcoming summer workshops can be found here.

Graduate students can use this link to submit their application.

The deadline for submission is APRIL 12, 2024 at 5pm EDT.

ISSR Hiring Quantitative Methodology Consultants for Fall 2023
Please post and share this announcement with interested candidates. PDF link here.

ISSR Hiring Qualitative Methodology Consultant for Fall 2023
Please post and share this announcement with interested candidates. PDF link here.  

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On September 19, 2022, ISSR hosted two expert speakers on preparing to conduct ethical research with human subjects. Lynnette Sievert, of the UMass Amherst Institutional Review Board and Iris Jenkins, Associate Director, Human Research Protection Office, broke down what can feel like a daunting process into its essential ABCs. 

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On October 20, 2021, ISSR celebrated Erica Scharrer's and Srividya Ramasubramanian's new book, Quantitative Research Methods in Communication: The Power of Numbers for Social Justice, an important new resource on using the power of numbers to advance social justice.

Dear ISSR community,
You may have heard that due to a dramatic increase in the cost of NVivo licenses, there was a question as to whether UMass Amherst would be able to renew the campus wide NVivo license for 2021-2022. We are pleased to report that the license has been extended for one year and will be active through September 2022. 

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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The Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) brings together workers’ rights advocates, academics, and students with the shared goal of building workplace and economic power for workers in the United States. One of the organization’s key objectives is to help develop the next generation of labor scholars while also linking these scholars to labor activists.

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ISSR Hiring Quantitative Methodology Consultants for Fall 2020
Please post and share this announcement with interested candidates. PDF link here.

In response to heightened concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and in keeping with the decision to transition to remote course delivery at the UMass Amherst campus , we are writing to share some of our ongoing efforts to promote excellence in the social sciences during this period.