Methodological Problems?

Come to the Social Statistics and Methodology Discussion Series

University of Michigan researchers, associated with the Social Statistics and Methodology Discussion Series, welcome presentations by faculty and graduate students with statistical questions and concerns! Their goal is to provide a supportive and exciting setting within which researchers can brainstorm about methodological problems.


You should begin with a 15-minute informal presentation that consists of the following:

    1) A description of the scientific problem and data set.
    2) The scientific, substantive question that motivates the methodological question.
    3) The methodological/statistical question.
    4) Descriptive statistics.

Following the brief, 15-minute presentation, the participants and presenter will brainstorm for approximately 45 minutes with the hope of arriving at both quick, ad-hoc approaches and long term approaches to the problem.
Discussion Series faculty include:

Danny Almirall, SRC Quantitative Methods <>

Fred Feinberg, Marketing <>

John Jackson, Political Science <>

Susan Murphy, Statistics <>

Billie Namhum-Shani, SRC Quantitative Methods <>

Jeff Smith , Economics <>

Yu Xie, Sociology <>

Ben Hansen, Statisitics <>

Narayan Sastry, Population Studies Center & Research Survey Center <>

For more information contact Rhonda Moats at