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Workshops & Training

IPR offers faculty-led training opportunities to the research community typically through single or multiday workshops, and other IPR research programs occasionally organize workshops throughout the year.

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2022

Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials

June 20, 2022

Faculty Organizers: Larry Hedges and Elizabeth Tipton

This two-week, in-depth training institute covers a range of specific topics in the design, implementation, and analysis of data for use in cluster-randomized trials, allowing researchers to account for the group effects of teachers and classrooms when measuring an intervention’s effects on individual student achievement. Support comes from the National Center for Education Research, housed in the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.

Summer Institute on Biological Approaches in the Social Sciences (SIBASS)

June 6, 2022

The Summer Institute in Biological and Social Sciences, or SIBASS, will take place from June 6–10 at Northwestern University. Led by IPR faculty with support from the Russell Sage Foundation, the workshop includes interdisciplinary lectures and hands-on exercises in integrating human biology measures into studies of just a few dozen participants up to nationally representative studies with thousands of participants. 

Postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty must apply by January 28, 2022. More information is available on the Russell Sage Foundation website here. Please note: Applications must be submitted via the Russell Sage Foundation online application portal. 

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop

May 6, 2022

2022 Chicago Area Social and Political Behavior (CAB) Workshop

Friday, May 6, 2022

Guild Lounge, Scott Hall

601 University Place

Evanston Campus

Plans are for the workshop to be held in person, and we will be following Northwestern University's COVID-19 safety protocols for events.

The RSVP form has closed.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

2022 CAB schedule
Time Speaker / Event
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Registration opens, coffee and light breakfast available
10:00 – 10:05 a.m. Welcome by James Druckman, Northwestern University (IPR and Political Science)
10:05 – 11:05 a.m.

The Role of Descriptive and Substantive Representation in Voter Decision-Making” by Tabitha Bonilla, Northwestern University (IPR and SESP)

Moderator: Stephanie Edgerly, Northwestern University (Medill and IPR)

11:05 – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Estimating the Returns to Political Microtargeting” by Adam Berinsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderator: Sarah Maxey, Loyola University Chicago

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Mentoring Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Rhetorical Stratagems of Autocratic Leaders in Democratic Systems” by Susan Stokes, University of Chicago

Moderator: Avital Livny, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

2:30 – 2:40 p.m. Brief Overview of NORC’s AmeriSpeak®Panel
2:40 – 3:00 p.m. Break (Junior Scholars set up posters)
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Junior Scholar Poster Session
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

How Can Government Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination?” by Jake Bowers, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Moderator: Erin Rossiter, University of Notre Dame

5:15 – 7:15 p.m. Dinner

 

The 2022 Chicago Area Behavior Workshop is sponsored by Northwestern’s Political Science Department, Institute for Policy Research, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and NORC’s AmeriSpeak®Panel. 
 

2021

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop

May 7, 2021

2021 Chicago Area social and political Behavior (CAB) Workshop - Schedule

10:00-10:05 a.m. - "Welcome" by James Druckman, Northwestern University and IPR 

10:05-11:05 a.m. -“The Color of our Politics and the Politics of Our Color,” by Mara Ostfeld, University of Michigan

11:10-11:40 a.m. - Social Time

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. -“TBD” by Cindy KamVanderbilt University

1:00-1:30 p.m. - Virtual Mentoring Lunch

1:40-2:30 p.m. - Junior Scholar Poster Session

2:45-3:45 p.m. -“Improving and Integrating Global Diversity Estimates Using Transparent Methods,” by  Avital Livny, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:50-4:15 p.m. - Social Time

4:30-5:30 p.m. -“Interdependent Selves: Experimental Investigation of the Political Effects of Collaboration” by  Mary McGrath, Northwestern University and IPR

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 27. 

The 2021 Chicago Area Behavior Workshop is sponsored by Northwestern’s Political Science Department, Institute for Policy Research, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and NORC’s AmeriSpeak®Panel. 

2020

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop

July 10, 2020

2020 Chicago Area social and political Behavior (CAB) Workshop - Schedule

10:55 - 11:00 a.m. - "Welcome" by James Druckman, Northwestern University and IPR 

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - “Will COVID-19 Impact Political Engagement?” by Beth Redbird, Northwestern University and IPR 

12:15-1:00 p.m. - Virtual Mentoring Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m. - "Reactions to Information About Racial Disparities in COVID-19,” by LaFleur Stephens-Dougan, Princeton University

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Discussion Panel: Working in a Changed Environment and Workplace
Katherine Cramer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Peterson, Iowa State University
Thomas Rudolph, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Alvin Tillery, Northwestern University
Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame

The presentations and panel will be in a Zoom webinar format, and registration is required. You will need to create a Zoom account if you do not have one already to register.

Sponsored by: The 2020 Chicago Area Behavior Workshop is sponsored by Northwestern’s Political Science Department, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Institute for Policy Research.

2010

Research Training Institute for Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis

August 9, 2010

Faculty Organizers: Thomas D. Cook and William Shadish

The Summer Research Training Institute for Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis was designed to increase the national capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions. The original workshops were co-organized by Thomas Cook, Joan and Sarepta Harrison Chair Emeritus in Ethics and Justice and Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, and William Shadish, Professor, Founding Faculty, and Chair, Psychological Sciences Section University of California, Merced (now deceased).

Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials 2010

July 25, 2010

Faculty Organizers: Larry Hedges

This two-week, in-depth training institute covered a range of specific topics in the design, implementation, and analysis of data for use in cluster-randomized trials, allowing researchers to account for the group effects of teachers and classrooms when measuring an intervention’s effects on individual student achievement. Support comes from the National Center for Education Research, housed in the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.

2008

Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials 2008

July 7, 2008

Faculty Organizers: Larry Hedges

This two-week, in-depth training institute covers a range of specific topics in the design, implementation, and analysis of data for use in cluster-randomized trials, allowing researchers to account for the group effects of teachers and classrooms when measuring an intervention’s effects on individual student achievement. Support comes from the National Center for Education Research, housed in the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.