Demography Training Seminar


Co-hosted by CDE and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging, the weekly Demography Training Seminar augments affiliates’ professional skills, including those related to research communication, data management, analysis, and visualization, among many others. The series is largely targeted at the Center’s doctoral students and affiliated postdoctoral fellows, but certain sessions (e.g., new statistical methods, new computing tools) are also targeted to and attended by faculty. The series is designed to be flexible, so that training on new ideas and tools can be brought to the demography community quickly.

Led by Michal Engelman, the Demography Training Seminar usually meets on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. in 8417 Social Sciences and is open to all.

Fall 2019 Schedule

A downloadable electronic calendar file is available here.

Wednesday, September 4: Reproducible Research, Lars Vilhuber, Cornell Economics

Wednesday, September 11: Writing a Strong PAA Abstract, Michal Engelman, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, September 18: PAA Abstract workshop, Michal Engelman, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, September 25:  Practice Job Talk, Sherry Zhang, Health Disparities Research Scholars Program

Wednesday, October 2: Practice Job Talk, Nathan Seltzer, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, October 9: No Seminar (Yom Kippur)

Wednesday, October 16: Practice Job Talk, Mike King, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, October 23: Framing Your Research Story, Jordan Conwell, UW-Madison Sociology & Educational Policy Studies

Wednesday, October 30: Writing Dissertation Proposals, Michal Engelman, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, November 6: The R&R process: Responding to reviews & being a reviewer, Monica Grant, Jenna Nobles, & Eric Grodsky, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, November 13: Navigating academia as an interdisciplinary scholar, Lauren Gaydosh, Vanderbilt Sociology

Wednesday, November 20: The Advisor-Advisee Relationship, Amber Smith & Liza Chang, WISCIENCE Research Mentor and Mentee Training Program

Wednesday, November 27: No Seminar (Thanksgiving Break)

Wednesday, December 4: Model Choice & Model Selection in the Population Sciences, David Kaplan UW-Madison, Educational Psychology, John Mullahy UW-Madison, Population Health, Christine Schwartz, UW-Madison Sociology

Wednesday, December 11: Ethical Considerations in Population Research: It’s in the Data, Michal Engelman, UW-Madison Sociology

Spring 2019 Schedule

A downloadable electronic calendar file is available here.

Wednesday, February 6: The Academic Job Market: What Do Hiring Committees Look For? Jason Fletcher (public affairs; sociology) and Christine Schwartz (sociology)

Wednesday, February 13: Job Market Tips for International Students, Chaeyoon Lim and Alberto Palloni (sociology)

Wednesday, February 20: Research Ethics Case Studies, Michal Engelman (sociology)

Monday, February 27: Regression Diagnostics, Mark Banghart (SSCC)

Wednesday, March 6: Media Relations and Communications Strategies, Veronica Rueckert and Eric Hamilton (university communications)

Wednesday, March 13: PAA practice talk

Wednesday, March 20: No seminar

Wednesday, March 27: PAA practice talks

Wednesday, April 3: PAA practice talks

Wednesday, April 10: No seminar

Wednesday, April 17: Introducing the UW Survey Center, Nora Cate Schaeffer (sociology; UW Survey Center)

Wednesday, April 24: Embodying Landscapes of Violence: Impacts of Conflict- and Displacement-related Stressors on Women’s Health at the Thai-Burma Border, Stephanie Koning

Wednesday, May 1: Information Design and Presentation Best Practices, James R. Carey (Davis)