Workshop

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. This workshop is sponsored by the Division of the Social Sciences, the Committee on Education, the Center for Health Statistics, and the National Opinion Research Center. 

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. 

Fall 2018

Sept 27      QMSA Student Reception/Orientation, Saieh 021
                    1:00-2:00pm orientation reserved for new QMSA students
                    2:00pm-3:00pm open to all students
                    *Light refreshments will be served* 

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

Oct 26        Hyunseung Kang, Assistant Professor of Statistics University  of
                    Madison-Wisconsin
                    Title: Causal Inference

Nov 9        John Rust, Gallagher Family of Professor of Economics, Georgetown
                   University
                   Title: TBD

Nov 16        Kazuo Yamaguchi, Hanna Holborn Gray Professor, Sociology, 
                    University of Chicago
                    Title: Causal Inference related to Survival Analysis

Nov 30        Sharon Lise-Normand, S. James Adelstein Professor of Health 
                    Care Policy, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard
                    Title: TBD

Dec 7          Speaker TBD (*please reserve date*)

Winter 2019

Jan 11       Veronika Rockova, Assistant Professor in Econometrics and 
                  Statistics University of Chicago Booth School of Business
                  Title: TBD

Jan 25       Lars Hansen, David Rockefeller Distinguished Professor,
                   Department of Economics, Statistics and the Booth School
                   of Business, University of Chicago
                   Title: TBD

Feb 8        Dan Yurovsky, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Cognition 
                  and Developmental Areas, University of Chicago
                  Title: TBD

Feb 22     Elizabeth Tipton, Associate Professor in the Statistics Department
                 at Northwestern University
                 Title: TBD

Mar 9       Rina Foygel Barber, Associate Professor in the Department of 
                 Statistics at the University of Chicago
                 Title: TBD
 

Spring 2019

Apr 5     Speaker TBD (*please reserve the date*)

Apr 19    Monika Nalepa, Associate Professor or 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 Psych and Special
              Education
              Title: TBD

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

May 31    Speaker TBD (*please reserve the date*)