Center for Family and Demographic Research
Increasingly demography or demographics has become recognized as a powerful tool in the arenas of social, business, and government problem-solving and decision-making. BGSU is unique because it provides students not only the technical expertise but also the theoretical tools they will need to make sense of and interpret demographic data and trends. BGSU offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with demography specializations. In addition, undergraduate sociology majors can earn a concentration in population studies.
The Center also places a strong emphasis on training and mentoring of affiliates, particularly junior faculty members. The faculty research development awards are a formal mechanism that we use to structure mentoring. Faculty training funds help faculty integrate new methods, data, software, and analytic techniques into their research. The Center additionally provides a number of workshops throughout the year on grant-writing, statistical packages, advanced methods, and specific data sets.
OFF CAMPUS TRAINING
ICPSR SUMMER PROGRAM IN QUANTITATIVE METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
The ICPSR Summer Program is a forum for basic and advanced training in the methodologies and technologies of social science research. The 2013 schedule, course descriptions and registration instructions are available at this link: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/2013/schedule.html.
FRAGILE FAMILIES SUMMER DATA WORKSHOP - Applications due March 29
The workshop will be held July 8-10, 2013, at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. The workshop is targeted toward young scholars from various social and biomedical science disciplines, including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Information about the Fragile Families study is available at: http://www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/index.asp. Additional workshop information, including application form and submission details, is available here.
SUMMER INSTITUTE IN LGBT POPULATION HEALTH - Applications due April 15
The Summer Institute is hosted annually by The Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at The Fenway Institute. It is a 4-week training program open to graduate students and early career scholars that links promising students to training opportunities they need to improve the methodological rigor of their research and to prepare them for careers in LGBT health and population science. There is no cost for tuition and slots are available for free housing. The 2013 Summer Institute will be held July 15-August 9. For more information, click here.
LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL DEMOGRAPHIC DATA WORKSHOP AT ICPSR - Applications due May 3
This 4-week course will be held from July 22-August 16, 2013 in Ann Arbor. The course emphasizes applications of life histories to problems in historical and contemporary research; practical applications using actual historical databases; and methodological issues such as censoring and incomplete information. For more information, visit their website at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog/historical-demography.jsp.