Faculty Events

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Christina Romer

The 2018 Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture features Dr. Christina Romer, Ph.D., the Class of 1957 Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. From January 2009 until September 2010, Professor Romer served as Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. In that role, she helped formulate the response to the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent recession, and contributed to the development and passage of the President’s health reform legislation.

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Monday, October 22, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Introduction to Non-Parametric Tests Using SPSS

Non-parametric tests are frequently used when the data doesn't meet the assumptions of parametric tests. This can be the case when you have both a small sample size and non-normal data. In this workshop, we will introduce Kruskal Wallis test, Mann-Whitney U test, Wilcoxon signed ranks test, and Spearman's correlation, and practice to run these tests in SPSS. This workshop is designed for individuals who are familiar with SPSS interface and familiar with parametric tests such as ANOVA, t-tests, and Pearson's correlation.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

ISSR Seminar | Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media

Tarleton Gillespie’s Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media investigates how social media platforms police what we post online—and the way these decisions shape public discourse, cultural production, and the fabric of society. Gillespie provides an overview of current social media practices and explains the underlying rationales for how, when, and why “content moderators” censor or promote user-posted content.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Introduction to Questionnaire Design

This workshop will provide an introduction to survey design, including both factual questions and questions designed to measure beliefs and attitudes. We will focus on techniques for designing clear, effective survey questions. We will also cover strategies to increase memory recall in survey responses. The workshop will include several exercises to give students hands-on experience with designing survey questions.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Social Science & Social Location Series | Gender in the Social Science Professions

Laurel Smith-Doerr is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research at UMass Amherst, coordinating the University's groundbreaking NSF-ADVANCE grant on Advancing Women and Underrepresented Faculty in Science and Engineering.

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