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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. 

Due to covid restrictions, all workshops for the 2020-2021 academic year will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice. 

Workshop Instructor for the pre-workshop session, 2020-2021: Yanyan Sheng yysheng@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 Tuesdays, date and time TBD. 

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

Fall 2020

Date

Speaker

TBD

Paper

October 9, 2020

Guillaume Pouliot, Assistant Professor Harris School of Public Policy

October 23, 2020

David Banks, Ph.D. Statistics Duke University

Adversarial Risk Analysis: Auctions and Beyond

November 6, 2020

Paul Gustafson, Professor and Head Department of Statistics
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

November 20, 2020

Xiao-Li Meng, Professor of Statistics, Harvard

“Differential Privacy for 2020 Census”

December 4, 2020 

Panel Discussion: “Conceptualizing and Measuring Discrimination
Hosted by Professor Steven Durlauf, Harris School of Public Policy
Featured Speakers: Mario Small, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University
Emma Pierson, Assistant Professor of computer Science at Cornell Tech
Omar Wasow, Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton

“Conceptualizing and Measuring Discrimination” Panel 

Winter 2021

Date

Speaker

TBD

Paper

January 15, 2021 

Petra Todd, Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

TBD

January 29, 2021 

TBD

TBD

February 12, 2021 

Walter Mebane, Professor, Department of Political Science and Department of Statistics

TBD

February 26, 2021 

Kate Cagney, Professor in Sociology, Director Population Research Center, NORC 

TBD

March 12, 2021 

Ismael Mourifie, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto, Economics

Networks and Matching Models

Spring 2021

Date

Speaker

TBD

Paper

April 9, 2021 

Donna Coffman, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Temple University

TBD

April 23, 2021 

Peng Ding, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Berkeley

May 7, 2021 

Panel Discussion: Social Determinants of Health
Hosted by: Robert Gibbons, Ph.D. Professor of Biostatistics
Featuring: Sandro Galea,
Professor at Boston University School of Public Health
C. Hendricks Brown,
Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences at the Northwestern University

Panel Discussion: Social Determinants of Health

May 21, 2021 

Yanyan Sheng, Senior Lecturer of the Committee on Quantitative Methods in Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

TBD

June 4, 2021 

TBD

QMSA Thesis Presentations