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. 

The Workshop meets every other Friday from 1030 am until 1200 noon in the Social Science Research Building, on the Fourth Floor in Room 401, located at 1126 E. 59th Street. The room location is subject to change, so please check specific announcements to confirm workshop location. 

Workshop Instructor for the pre-workshop session, 2019-2020: Yudong Zhang yudongzhang@uchicago.edu 

The pre-workshop session is designed to prepare students for active participation in intellectual discourse in the workshop. The pre-workshop sessions will be held bi-weekly on Wednesdays beginning October 9, 2019 from 4:30pm-5:30pm in Cobb Hall Room 319. 

If you would like to be added to the workshop email list please email Aasha Francis, Administrative Specialist afrancis1@uchicago.edu

Fall 2019

Date

Speaker

Title

Paper

October 11, 2019

Ross “Rafe” Stolzenberg, Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

“Preferential Credentials: Institutional Limits and Academic Effects of Preferential Treatment in College Admissions”

October 25, 2019

Bryon Aragam, Assistant Professor of Econometrics and Statistics and Robert H. Topel Faculty Scholar

“Identifiability of Non-parametric mixture models, Clustering, and Semi-supervised Learning”

December 6, 2019

Jeffrey Lewis, Associate Professor of Political Science, UCLA

Winter 2020

Date

Speaker

Title

Paper

January 10, 2020

Charles Manski, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University

January 24, 2020

Adam Glynn, Associate Professor of Political Science, Emory University

February 7, 2020

Konrad Menzel, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, New York University

February 21, 2020

Christopher Berry, Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

March 6, 2020

Francesca Molinari, Professor in the Department of Economics, Cornell University

Spring 2020                                  

Date

April 3, 2020

Speaker

David Banks, Professor of the Practice of Statistics, Duke University

Title

Title

Paper

Paper

April 17, 2020
Guillaume Pouliot, Assistant Professor Harris School of Public Policy

Title

Paper

May 1, 2020
Kathleen Cagney, Director Population Research Center, NORC at University of Chicago

Title

Paper

May 15, 2020
Christian Hansen, Booth Professor of Econometrics and Statistics, University of Chicago

Title

Paper

May 29, 2020
Yanyan Sheng, Senior Lecturer, Quantitative Methods Committee, University of Chicago

Title

Paper

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