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Didactic Seminars

Didactic Seminars keep sociologists abreast of recent scholarly trends and developments. Experts considered to be at the forefront of a given field are invited by the Program Committee to conduct these sessions. Seminar leaders will present materials to explain specialized developments within their topic areas.

Attendance at each Didactic Seminar is limited to 50 registrants. Prepaid registration is required; fees are noted below. Just indicate your seminar choice(s) on the Events & Services portion of the registration form and return it with your fee payment and Annual Meeting registration, using the form in this newsletter or the on-line version.

Seminar topics and times are listed below.

  • Basics of Regression Modeling
    Roger Wojtkiewicz, Ball State University
    Sunday, August 19, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (Fee: $25)

  • Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: Making the Right Choices
    David Morgan, Portland State University
    Saturday, August 18, 2:30-4:10 p.m. (Fee: $25)

  • Comparative Methodology
    Charles Ragin, Northwestern University
    Monday, August 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (Fee: $25)

  • Computer-Assisted Software for Qualitative Data Analysis
    Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Boston College; Ray Maietta, Research Talk, Inc.
    Monday, August 20, 8:30 a.m.- to 12:10 p.m. (Fee: $25)

  • Designing and Implementing Large Scale, Comparative, Qualitative/Ethnographic Research
    Kathryn Edin, Northwestern University; Laura Lein, University of Texas, Austin
    Monday, August 20, 2:30-4:10 p.m. (Fee: $25)

  • Doing Qualitative Analysis with Computer-Assisted Software: An Introduction
    Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Boston College; Denise Leckenby, Boston College; Ray Maietta, Research Talk, Inc.
    Sunday, August 19, 8:30-10:10 a.m. (Fee: $25)

  • Event History Analysis
    Nancy Brandon Tuma, Stanford University
    Saturday, August 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (Fee: $25)

  • Latent Trajectory/Growth Curve Analysis (co-sponsored by the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research and the ASA Section on Methodology)
    Kenneth A. Bollen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Friday, August 17, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    (Fee: $100 Methodology Section members; $60 students, $125 general)

  • New Methods of Representing Social Networks
    Linton C. Freeman, University of California, Irvine
    Tuesday, August 21, 10:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (Fee: $25)

  • Reader/Writer Partners: Publishing for Junior Scholars (co-sponsored with the Association of Black Sociologists)
    Franklin Wilson, American Sociological Review; Ronald Taylor, Race and Society; Christine Bose, Gender & Society; Anthony Orum, City & Community
    Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon (Fee: $25)

  • Spatially Intergrated Social Science
    Michael F. Goodchild, University of California, Santa Barbara; Richard P. Appelbaum, University of California, Santa Barbara; John R. Logan, University at Albany
    Monday, August 20, 8:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. (Fee: $25)

  • Statistical Graphics
    John Fox, McMaster University
    Monday, August 20, 2:30-5:30 p.m. (Fee: $25)

  • Urban Ethnography and Multi-Media Approaches
    Samuel Heilman, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
    Sunday, August 19, 2:30-4:10 p.m. (Fee: $25)