The Workshop on Quantitative Research Methods in Education, Health, and Social Sciences (QMEHSS) 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. Participants have included faculty members, researchers, and students from the Social Sciences Division, Health Studies, Statistics, Public Policy, the National Opinion Research Center, the Consortium for Chicago School Research, and colleagues from the University of Illinois in Chicago. In addition, we have invited speakers from other major universities to share with us their latest work. 

The Workshop meets every other Friday from 1030 am until 1200 noon in the Social Science Research Center, Second Floor of the McGiffert House, Conference Room 240, located at 5751 South Woodlawn Avenue. The room location is subject to change, so please check specifc announcement to confirm workshop location. 

Workshop Instructor for the pre-workshop session, 2018-2019: James Murphy

The pre-workshop session is designed to prepare students for active participation in intellectual discourse in the workshop. It will be held on Fridays from 9:00am-10:30am in the McGiffer House (SSRC) room 240 prior to each workshop. 

If you would like to be added to the workshop email list please email Aasha Francis, Administrative Specialist

Fall 2018

Oct 12        Anthony Fowler, Associate Professor Harris School of Public Policy
                   Title: Correcting Point Estimates for Publication Bias
                   Click here for the Paper

Oct 26       Hyunseung Kang, Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin-
                   Title: Spillover Effects in Cluster Randomized Trials with Non-

                   Click here for the Paper

Nov 9        John Rust, Gallagher Family of Professor of Economics, Georgetown
                   Title: Has Dynamic Programming Improved Decision Making? 
                   Click here for the Paper

Nov 16        Kazuo Yamaguchi, Hanna Holborn Gray Professor, Sociology, 
                    University of Chicago
                    Title: A New RCM Approach to Survival Analysis: An Analysis of the 
                    Effect on leaving home on Sexual Initiation
                    Click here for the paper

Nov 30      Panagiotis Toulis, Assistant Professor of Econometrics and Statistics, 
                   and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow
                   Title: Randomization inference of causal effects under interference
                   Click here for the paper

Dec 7          Faculty Retreat (*please reserve date*)

Winter 2019

Jan 11       Veronika Rockova, Assistant Professor in Econometrics and 
                  Statistics and James S. Kemper Foundation Faculty Scholar
                  University of Chicago Booth School of Business
                  Title: Dynamic Sparse Factor Analysis
                  Click here for the paper

Jan 25       Lars Hansen, David Rockefeller Distinguished Professor,
                   Department of Economics, Statistics and the Booth School
                   of Business, University of Chicago
                   Title: Structured Uncertainty and Model Misspecification
                   Click here for the paper

Feb 8        Dan Yurovsky, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Cognition 
                  and Developmental Areas, University of Chicago
                  Title: Communication as Planning Under Uncertainty
                  Click here for the paper

Feb 22     Elizabeth Tipton, Associate Professor in the Statistics Department
                 at Northwestern University
                 Title: The Role of Sampling and Recruitment in Improving the Policy                                Relevance of RCTs
                 Click here for the Abstract 
                 Click here for the paper

Mar 8       Rina Foygel Barber, Associate Professor in the Department of 
                 Statistics at the University of Chicago
                 Title: Robust Inference with the Knockoff Filter
                 Click here for the Paper

Spring 2019

Apr 4      Event Co-sponsored by the Computational Social Science Workshop

               Amos Golan, Professor of Economics, Director of Info-Metric Institute
               American University
               Title: Information, Modeling and Inference: The Info-Metrics Framework
               Click here for the paper
               *Please note the special time and location*
Location: Kent room 120
                Time: 11:00am-12:20pm

Apr 12      Sharon-Lise T. Normand, S. James Adelstein Professor of Health Care
                 Policy (biostatistics) in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard
                 Medical School in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard
                 School of Public Health
                 Title: Bayesian Hierarchical Multivariate Poisson Regression for 
                 Characterizing the Diffusion of New Antipsychotic Drugs

                 *Please note the special time and location*
                  Location: Saieh Hall Room 021 (lower level)

Apr 19    Monika Nalepa, Associate Professor of Political Science, University
               of Chicago
               Title: Identifying the Causal Effect of Transitional Justice on Quality of                     Democratic Representation

May 3    Ken Frank, MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics, Measurement
              and Quantitative Methods Counseling, Educational Psychology
              and Special Education at Michigan State University
              Title: The Important of Model Specification for Causal Inference in Social
                        Network Analysis 

              Click here for the Paper

May 17    John Brehm, Professor in Political Science, Director Undergraduate
                Studies, University of Chicago
                Title: TBD

May 24    Event Co-Sponsored by the Political Economy Workshop
                 Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics/Political Science, Director of
                 Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University
                 Title: TBD
                 *Please note the special time and location*
                  Location: Saieh Hall Room 021 (lower level)

May 31    Jeffrey Grogger, Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, Harris School
                of Public Policy 
                Title: TBD