Demography Training Seminars 2017 – 2018

Fall Schedule 2017

September 6: Intro & Overview of the Graduate Training Program, Marcy Carlson, Michal Engelman, John Mullahy, Jenna Nobles, Jim Raymo (UW-Madison Sociology)

September 13: Writing a Strong Conference Abstract, Michal Engelman (UW-Madison Sociology)

September 20: Workshop PAA Abstracts, Michal Engelman (UW-Madison Sociology)

September 27: The Institutional Review Board: What You Need to Know
Casey Pellien, Social & Behavioral Sciences IRB

October 4: Separating Social and Biological Processes: Relative versus
Absolute Body Weight and Youth Outcomes, Jinho Kim (UW-Madison Sociology)

October 11: Introducing the Health Disparities Postdocs, Chenoa Allen, Linnea Evans, Madelyne Greene, and Emily Hendrick, Health Disparities Research Scholars, and Megan Zuelsdorff, Center on Demography of Health and Aging, Postdoctoral Fellow

October 18: Make your Publications Public: Federal Access Requirements and Research Profiles, Ryan Schryver and Trisha Adamus (UW Ebling Library)

October 25: Create Your Own Professional Website, Caitlin Tefft (Social Science Computing Cooperative)

November 1: Age-Period-Cohort Models & Controversies, Ethan Fosse (Princeton University)

November 8: R skills: dplyr & ggplot, Nathan Jones (UW-Madison Survey Center) and Jenna Nobles (UW-Madison Sociology)

November 15: Formal Demography: State of the Field, Michel Guillot (University of Pennsylvania)

November 29: Methods for Panel Data, Jim Walker (UW-Madison Economics)

December 6: Population Studies in Historical and Critical Perspective, Michal Engelman (UW-Madison Sociology)

December 13: Framing and Developing your Research Agenda, Robert Hummer (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Spring Schedule 2018

January 30: Bayesian Analysis & Pizza, David Kaplan (UW-Madison Educational Psychology)

January 31: Analyzing Causality I: Path Models, Felix Elwert (UW-Madison Sociology/Population Health/Biostatistics)

February 7: Analyzing Causality II: Path Models & Regressions, Felix Elwert (UW-Madison Sociology/Population Health/Biostatistics)

February 14: Analyzing Causality III: Instrumental Variables, Felix Elwert (UW-Madison Sociology/Population Health/Biostatistics)

February 21: Preparing for the Academic Job Market: CVs and Cover Letters, Michal Engelman (UW-Madison Sociology)

February 28: Writing a Research Statement for the Academic Job Market, Brad Hughes (UW-Madison Writing Center)

March 7: Giving a Good Talk, Michal Engelman (UW-Madison Sociology)

March 14: GIT and GitHub, Mark Banghart (SSCC)

March 21: Ethics and Education: Teaching Politically Contentious Topics, Paula McAvoy (Center for Ethics and Education, UW-Madison)

April 4: Working in the Nonprofit Research World, Mark Lopez (Pew Hispanic Center)

April 11 & April 18: PAA Practice talks

April 30: Doing Interdisciplinary Research, Jennifer Beam Dowd (King’s College London & CUNY School of Public Health)