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.

September 4: Reproducible Research, Lars Vilhuber, Cornell Economics

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

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

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

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

October 9: No Seminar (Yom Kippur)

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 27: No Seminar (Thanksgiving Break)

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

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

Past Demography Training Seminars Archive