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2020 02 –
Spots are still available for the 10th Annual Arizona Methods Workshops on March 21-22, 2020. The number of participants is limited for each workshop, so we encourage those interested in attending to register as soon as possible.
For our 10th year anniversary we will be offering the following workshops:
Social Network Analysis (James Moody, Duke)
Qualitative Data Analysis in ATLAS.ti (Corey Abramson, University of Arizona)
Sequence Analysis (Katherine Stovel, University of Washington)
Observing Everyday Behavior [ethnography/fieldwork] (Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, University of California, Berkeley)
Producing Transparent and Reproducible Research (Jeremy Freese, Stanford)
Using the R platform (Jeffrey Oliver, University of Arizona; Keaton Wilson, University of Arizona)
Instructor bios and workshop descriptions are available here. This year’s workshop will immediately follow the American Sociological Association Methodology Section Mid-Year Meeting (also held in Tucson). Our website contains workshop descriptions, instructor bios, award applications, lodging & online registration here. Our flier can be found here.
Questions about the Arizona Methods Workshops? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 02 – PSID Data User Training Workshop
2020 01 – Bayesian Methods in Formal Demography, June 8-13, 2020, UC Berkeley
2020 01 – Program: Undergraduate Research in Race, Ethnicity, and Family Demography
The Population Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and with funding from the National Science Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2020 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
Application deadline is February 29, 2020.
2020 01 – ASA 2020 Special Session call for submissions: Expanding Diversity of Biosocial Research: Opportunities & Challenges
The use of biological data in sociological research has diversified greatly over the years to the point where various measures can now occupy different places in our theoretical models. With this diversity, social scientists are now studying how "what is under the skin" (e.g., genetics, microbiome, etc.) affects a range of outcomes and how social conditions “get under the skin” (e.g., epigenetics, HPA-axis, inflammation, etc.) to affect health and behavior. New techniques using signals “measured on the skin” (e.g., neuroimaging, electrodermal activity, sleep) are shedding light on how different bodily systems function in response to social circumstances. At the same time, critics question the underlying meaning and interpretations of such measures and raise concerns about biological essentialism and the representation (or lack) of marginalized populations in this research. The papers in this session demonstrate the promises and limitations of biologically-oriented data for understanding how social circumstances affect population health.
email@example.com, The University of Texas at Austin
Bridget Goosby, University of Texas-Austin; firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 01 – 27th Annual RAND Summer Institute
2019 12 – IAPHS Fall Conference Call for Submissions: “Policies, Places, and Profits: Manufacturers of Illness and Health”
CALL FOR PANEL SUBMISSIONS
Groups of individuals are invited to submit panels that will present original research or engage in innovative discussions that push the boundaries of population health science, practice, theory, methods, student training, or technological innovations (or a combination of these) around a significant issue related to population health. Note that work presented in these panels should not yet be published. All proposed panels should include the session organizer, and 3-4 panelists.
All population health topics are welcome. Topics related to the conference theme are especially encouraged.
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CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
Individuals or co-authored teams are welcome to submit an original abstract for consideration on the program. Accepted abstracts will be presented in either a Poster or Oral contributed session. Abstract may present original research, practice, theory, methods, and new ideas on student training, to technological innovations.
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CALL FOR ABSTRACT REVIEWERS
We are soliciting abstract reviewers for the conference. The abstract review will begin on March 30, 2020.
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Submission Deadline: March 09, 2020
Registration Opens: April 1, 2020
Conference: September 30 - October 2, 2020
Minneapolis Marriott Center
30 South 7th Street
IAPHS members receive discounted rates to attend the conference. Join/Renew for the 2020 calendar year!
2019 10 – Just Launched: NGO Knowledge Collective Data Portal
We are happy to announce the launch of the NGO Knowledge Collective (NKC) Data Portal: www.ngoknowledgecollective.org. This website catalogues 3,400 journal articles on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in development published in English from 1980-2014. Users can identify individual or sets of articles by country or region of study or by searching more than 200 keywords related to sectors and development issues. Each article is tagged with the frequency of selected keywords in the text, allowing users to fine-tune their searches and analyze the prevalence of these keywords in relation to citation information. Each article entry in the data portal contains a link to the article permanent DOI location on the internet. We continue to add articles published from 2015 forward.
The portal also includes a topic model visualizer, allowing users to identify literature using topics pre-generated through machine-learning, rather than just keywords. For example, the topic model visualizer allows users to identify articles from the early 1980s on NGOs providing small loans before the term “microcredit” entered the literature.
The NKC works against the “silo” effect in the study of NGOs. The data portal builds on a four-year effort to collect and synthesize journal articles across social science disciplines, geographies, and methods. We hope that the NKC Data Portal will be the “first stop” in research on NGOs, making it easy for researchers to identify the full range of articles on topics of interest, as well as to identify unanswered questions. We invite you to use the data portal – let us know when you do, and we will add your published work to our bibliography. Help us further build the intellectual community studying NGOs in development.
PIs of the NGO Knowledge Collective are Allison Schnable and Jennifer Brass (Indiana University), Rachel Sullivan Robinson (American University), and Wesley Longhofer (Emory University). Read the findings from our systematic review of the NGO Literature from 1980-2014 in World Development, or contact us at email@example.com.
2019 10 – Needed: Demographics on military bases, civilian workers at bases, and surrounding communities.
Our PFAS Project Lab at Northeastern University's Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute would appreciate help obtaining demographic data on military bases, civilian workers at bases, and surrounding communities. We assume this has been gathered for other types of research. Our research on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) includes examination of hundreds of active, closed, and transformed (e.g. industrial parks) military sites where these chemicals were widely used in storage, training, and emergency use of firefighting foam. This contamination involves both the bases and the surrounding communities. We are especially interested in environmental justice implications. PFAS contamination is probably the major environmental contamination problem now facing the military, and much activity is ongoing, including base-level well closure and clean-ups, SERDP (Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program) funding for research on detection and remediation, the CDC's new study funded by the 2017 Defense Authorization Act, multiple provisions of the 2019 Defense Authorization Act, and numerous bills now in Congress.
University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences
Director, Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute
360 Huntington Avenue, 318INV
Boston, MA 02115