Graduate Student Methodology Workshops

Organized by the graduate students in the Dual-degree in Demography program

The Population Research Institute (PRI) Graduate Student Methodology Workshops were initiated in 1994 by Dennis Hogan, PRI Director, and Gordon De Jong, Director of the Demography Program, to enhance the breadth and depth of training in demographic methods for PRI's Dual-Title Graduate Degree students. The goals of the workshop series are to empower students to identify important methodological issues, to expand their analytical skills related to those issues, and to take responsibility for inviting noted lecturers with whom they ordinarily would not interact. In addition, the workshop gives students experience in developing and managing a scientific conference.

Previous workshop topics have included:

  • Biodemography of Exceptional Longevity, 22nd Annual Workshop, June 15, 2015
  • Applied Demography, 21st Annual Workshop, June 24, 2014
  • Longitudinal Analysis, 20th Annual Workshop, June 5, 2013
  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics, 19th Annual Workshop, May 8, 2012
  • Advanced  Decomposition Techniques, 18th Annual Workshop, May 31, 2011
  • Discrete-Time Multilevel Hazard Models, 17th Annual Workshop
  • Analyzing Inequality, 16th Annual Workshop
  • Age-Period-Cohort Models, 15th Annual Workshop
  • Latent Class Analysis, 14th Annual Workshop
  • Latent Growth Curve Modeling, 12th Annual Workshop
  • Event History Modeling With Latent Variables, 11th Annual Workshop
  • Missing Data: Theory and Applications, 10th Annual Workshop
  • Causal Inferences in the Social Sciences, 9th Annual Workshop
  • Beyond "Panel" Models: Recent Advances in Analyzing Change, 8th Annual Workshop
  • Linking Qualitative & Quantitative Data, 7th Annual Workshop
  • Dyad Modeling, 6th Annual Workshop
  • Geographic Information Analysis, 5th Annual Workshop