Our Mission

This is an interdisciplinary community of faculty and students interested in methodological research in relation to applications in social and behavioral sciences.  We bring together:

  •  a collection of programs in quantitative research methodology
  • Faculty members seek to develop and apply advanced methods for research in social and behavioral sciences
  • promote innovative research ideas and tools with broad applications,
  • conduct high-quality workshop series
  • offer a wide range of courses on research methods
  • provide excellent opportunities for research and teaching apprenticeships for talented students

Our goals are to create an intellectual niche, exchange research ideas, facilitate research collaborations, share teaching resources, enhance the training of students, and generate a collective impact on the University of Chicago campus and beyond.

 

Latest News and Announcements

Monika Nalepa receives National Science Foundation Award

Monika Nalepa, Associate Professor of Political Science received the National Science Foundation Award for the study, Transitional Justice and the Quality of Political Representation: Testing the Empirical Implications of a Formal Model. Congratulations to Professor Nalepa! You can read more here: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1658170&HistoricalAwards=false

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Colm O'Muircheartaigh recieves Monroe G. Sirken Award

Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy and Senior Fellow at NORC won the much deserved Monroe G. Sirken Award in Interdisciplinary Survery Methods Research from the American Statistical Association. 

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Professor John Brehm Wins Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award

The Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards, believed to be theh nation's oldest prize for undergraduate teaching, reflect the College's commitment to honor inspiring teachers. The Faculty Awards for Exellence in Graudate Teaching and Mentoring recoginize tenure-track and tenured faculty in the Biological Scienes, Divinity School, Humanities, Institute for Molecular Engineering, Physical Science and Social Sciences. 

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Xu Qin selected for a 2016 JSM Student Paper Award

Xu Qin (fourth year doctoral student in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago, COE fellow, and Predoctoral Fellow for Research Methods in Education and Human Development) has been selected for a 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings Student Paper Award by the Social Statistics Section, the Government Statistics Section, and the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association.

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Faculty Wanted to have their Statistical Problems Solved

Faculty Wanted to have their Statistical Problems Solved

Target Audience FACULTY (of interest mainly to faculty regardless of department and specialization)

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The 2013/2014 Workshops on Quantitative Methods in Education, Health and the Social Sciences (QMEHSS)

The Workshop on Quantitative Research Methods in Education, Health, and Social Sciences serves as an important venue on the University of Chicago campus for building an intellectual community of colleagues who share methodological interests. Workshop participants meet biweekly to discuss working papers and brainstorm solutions to methodological problems encountered in ongoing research.

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