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2010 Annual Meeting
Pre-convention Courses

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This educational component provides opportunities for attendees to get in-depth training in special subject areas.  Intensive four- to six-hour courses are held pre-convention and led by expert faculty who have prepared a comprehensive curriculum to engage participants on all levels.  Registrants will receive certificates documenting their participation and completion of these courses. Attendees who have preregistered will receive their tickets with their name badges when they pick up their program packets at ASA Preregistration.  Course fees are non-refundable after July 14.

 

2010 Course Roster

Course 01. How to Analyze Quantitative Data on Race: Conceptual and Methodological Issues

Fri, Aug 13 - 3:00 - 5:30pm

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Fee: $55

 Tufuku Zuberi                       

Leaders: Tukufu Zuberi,  University of Pennsylvania; Tyrone A. Forman, Emory University; Evelyn Joy Patterson,  Pennsylvania State University; Quincy Thomas Stewart,  Indiana University

 

Course Description: Most research on race lacks a critical evaluation of racist structures that encourage pathological interpretations.  These pathological interpretations have had a profound impact on our theories and methods. This course will focus on the methodological and conceptual issues in the study of race.  We will focus on the quantitative analysis of social data.  We propose an idea to produce a new approach in which we describe in detail the basic concepts we suggest be use in research of racial stratification.

*You must also register for the Annual Meeting to attend this course.

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Registration Closes July 14

Course 02. Modeling Emergence: Computer Simulation as a Theory-Building Tool

Fri, Aug 13 - 10:00am - 5:30pm

 Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Fee: $55

 James A. Kitts

Leader: James A. Kitts, Columbia University

 

 

 

Course Description: A wave of recent research in the top social science journals demonstrates the use of computer simulation to investigate dynamic models of social processes, as researchers use ‘computational experiments’ to elucidate, extend, integrate, and validate social theory.

This session will provide an orientation to this research approach, first by surveying some models and applications and then by demonstrating some general principles of dynamic modeling. Participants will have opportunities to explore sample models and to try out their own modeling ideas, so should bring laptop computers (Windows, Mac, or Linux) to the seminar. No background in mathematics or computer programming is assumed, but the seminar will include required and recommended preparatory readings. 

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Registration Closes July 14

 

Course 03. Teaching Statistics (co-sponsored with Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education and Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)

Fri, Aug 13 - 10:00am - 5:30pm

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Fee: $55

 Roger Woodard

Leader: Roger Woodard,  North Carolina State University

 

 

Course Description: Not available at this time.

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Registration Closes July 14