Does The Methodology Center offer courses?
The Methodology Center offers both courses for credit toward an academic degree and non-credit workshops and continuing education courses. The Center partners with academic departments such as Human Development & Family Studies, Health Policy & Administration, and Biobehavioral Health to offer courses for credit. We offer three, one-credit, graduate methodology courses every year. More information about our one-credit courses is here.
We also offer a yearly Institute on Innovative Methods funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This is a two-day hands-on workshop. More information on the institute is available here. We also have two podcasts on prior institutes and a set of videos from the 2010 institute.
Additionally, for faculty we offer A Taste of Methodology every semester. These brief workshops aim to provide busy faculty with an efficient way to assess the potential of a methodological approach for their research. Workshops are FREE and open to all Ph.D.-level scientists at Penn State. A Taste of Methodology is co-sponsored by the Social Science Research Institute and the Methodology Center, and is part of SSRI's Innovative Methods Initiative.
See our Workshops page for upcoming trainings opportunities.