Summer Institute on Migration Research Methods 2019
|Date||06/09/19 to 06/16/19|
|Location||Millennium Science Complex, University Park campus, State College, PA|
|Contact||Jennifer Van Hook|
Penn State will host the second Summer Institute on Migration Research Methods from June 9-16 2019 at the Millennium Science Complex on the University Park campus. The institute trains early career researchers in best practices and methodologies particularly relevant to the study of immigration and migrant populations. Penn State, in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, was awarded a Russell Sage Foundation and Carnegie Corporation training grant to host the institute. The co-organizers and principal faculty are Dr. Irene Bloemraad (University of California, Berkeley) and Dr. Jennifer Van Hook (Penn State).
Each day of the institute includes a mixture of instructional lectures and hands-on practical instruction or discussion, including conversations about professionalization and time for individualized feedback on participants’ work. An interdisciplinary team of guest instructors will join the directors in training participants in (1) ethics and best practices for mixed methods research design; (2) estimating causal relationships in research on immigrants and immigration policy; and (3) the use of administrative and linked longitudinal data sources to study change over time and across generations. The institute’s last day will also include sessions on how to increase the impact of research by translating findings for policy discussions and the public. There are ample opportunities for participants to discuss their ideas and research with the organizers, other participants, and visiting speakers.
Congratulations to the 30 participants who have been invited to attend.
Read about the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) https://bimi.berkeley.edu/.
DRAFT PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Sunday, June 9: Participants arrive
I. ETHICAL MIGRATION RESEARCH AND MIXED METHODS
Monday, June 10
09:00–09:45 Welcome and introductions
II. CAUSAL INFERENCE
Tuesday, June 11
09:00–10:30 Experimental Approaches
III. LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS AND ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD LINKAGE
Wednesday, June 12: Substantive and Methodological Challenges in Studying Change Over Time
09:00–10:30 Longitudinal versus cross-sectional approaches
Thursday, June 13: Administrative Record Linkages
09:00–10:15 Using administrative record linkages to follow individuals over time
Friday, June 14: Administrative Record Linkages
09:00–10:30 European administrative record systems
IV. IMMIGRATION POLICY AND TRANSLATION
Saturday, June 15
10:00–12:00 Immigration and Immigrant Integration Policy Landscape
Sunday, June 16: departures
Tentative list of Instructors
Jennifer Van Hook, Penn State
Frequently Asked Questions
Q) How long should the motivation letter be?
Q) How long should the research abstract be?
Q) Are non-U.S. scholars eligible to apply?
Q) I am a PhD student but my institution does not issue grades and I cannot submit a transcript. What should I do?
Q) How much is the tuition?
Q) Does the Summer Institute cover travel expenses?