A Taste of Methodology
Faculty, do you want to explore new research methods, but find that you’re just too busy? Try A Taste of Methodology! A Taste of Methodology is a series of semiannual BRIEF workshops for faculty, with lunch included. The objective is to provide busy faculty with an efficient way to assess a methodological approach’s potential for their research. This semester’s workshop will introduce spatial analysis techniques and spatial statistics methods and illustrate their applications in social science research examples.
This semester’s offering is
Spatial and Computational Analysis for Social Science Research in the Era of Big Data
PRESENTER: Guangqing Chi, associate professor of rural sociology and demography and director of the computational and spatial analysis core of the social science research institute and population research institute
DATE: December 14, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building
The three-hour workshop will include
- an introduction to spatial analysis techniques;
- an introduction to spatial statistics models and methods;
- examples of the use of spatial analysis and statistics methods for social science research;
- a list of spatial data sources, journals, and books; and
- discussion about participants’ needs in spatial analysis and statistics.
Who should attend?
This workshop is targeted at faculty who are interested in the potential of spatial analysis in their research.
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. The workshop is FREE and open to all Ph.D.-level scientists at Penn State. Registration is required and places are limited. Email Tammy Knepp (TLKnepp@psu.edu) to register or ask questions.