Spring 2017

Wednesday, January 18
An Introduction to R
Mark Banghart, UW-Madison Social Science Computing Cooperative

Wednesday, January 25
Measuring Change with Longitudinal Data
Eric Grodsky, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, February 1
Computational Social Science: Practice & Ethics
Jenna Nobles, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, February 8
Communicating Research for Policy
Ellen Dinsmore, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, February 15
Research on Sensitive Topics
Mike Massoglia, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, February 22
Ethical Issues in the Collection & Use of Survey Data
Kristen Olson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sociology

Wednesday, March 1
What Are We Weighting for? Survey Weights and Statistical Inferences
Chris Taber, UW-Madison Economics

Wednesday, March 8
Postdoctoral Fellowships: What, Why, and How
Katherine Lin, UW-Madison Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Chenoa Allen, UW-Madison Health Disparities Research Scholars Program

Wednesday, March 15
Key Issues in Studying Inequality and Mobility
Timothy Smeeding, UW-Madison Public Policy & Economics

Wednesday, March 22
Spring Break

Wednesday, March 29
Regression Analysis in R
Mark Banghart, UW-Madison Social Science Computing Cooperative

Wednesday, April 5
The Uses of Race in Population Research
Reanne Frank, Ohio State University Sociology

Tuesday, April 11
[Note: This seminar will meet on Tuesday, April 11, 3:30-5 PM in 3470 Social Science]
Study Design in the Context of New Data Forms
Elizabeth Bruch, University of Michigan Sociology

Wednesday, April 19
PAA Practice Talks
The Gender Earnings Gap across the Life Course: Variation by Race, Educational Attainment, and Family
Catherine Doren
Network Closure and Educational Mobility in Mexican Families
Josefina Flores Morales
How Do Conditional Cash Transfer Programs Affect the Indigenous Population and Inequality in Latin
America? Evidence from Progress in Mexico
Esteban Quinones
Differential Recovery Migration: The Deterring Effects of Population Trends and Natural Resource-Based
Rachel Rosenfeld
Differences in Fertility Behavior across Race and Ethnicity in Metropolitan Areas During the Great
Nathan Seltzer
Validating a Measure of Rights-Based Family Planning Service Delivery
Kelsey Wright

Wednesday, April 26
PAA Meeting no seminar this week

Wednesday, May 3
Not just Variables: Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Class in Academia
Katherine Curtis, UW-Madison Community & Environmental Sociology
Christine Schwartz, UW-Madison Sociology
Michal Engelman, UW-Madison Sociology
Torsheika Maddox, UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement