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[OR-Announce] From ICPSR: Announcing the full (and free!) 2020 Blalock Lecture Series

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Over a dozen FREE lectures on data and methods

We're happy to announce the schedule of the Blalock Lecture Series for the 2020 Summer Program.

Blalock Lectures are an integral part of the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. They are presented in the evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m. EDT outside of the regular curriculum. The lecture series is held in honor of Tad Blalock (https://sociology.unc.edu/hubert-morse-blalock-jr/), a distinguished statistician and sociologist who was an Official Representative to the Consortium and a member of its Executive Council.

These lectures are all FREE to join and open to the public. Each lecture will be available via this Zoom link: 2020 Blalock Zoom Webinars.

In addition, each lecture is recorded and will be available on the Summer Program YouTube channel in this playlist: 2020 Blalock Lecture Series

The remaining schedule for the 2020 Summer Program Blalock Lecture Series (text version below):



July 14: "Privacy Considerations In the Use of Administrative Data" - Dani Hochfellner, New York University

July 15: "The ISR Program for Research on Black Americans and Archived Data at ICPSR" - Robert Taylor, University of Michigan; David Thomas, University of Michigan

July 16: "Surveying Voters on Election Day: Methodological Issues in Exit Polling" - Dan Merkle, ABC News

July 21: "Choices and Challenges in Pre-election Polling" - Scott Keeter, Pew Research Center

July 22: "Research Developments in the Study of Racialized Resentment" - David Wilson, University of Delaware

July 28: "The American National Election Study and Archived Data at ICPSR" - Vincent Hutchings, University of Michigan; David Thomas, University of Michigan

July 29: "Citizen Forecasting: The Formation of Voter Expectations and Their Aggregate Accuracy" - Mary Stegmaier, University of Missouri

July 30: "Preparing to Teach for the First (or Second) Time" - Lynette Hoelter, University of Michigan; Esther Wilder, Lehman College; Andrea Benjamin, University of Oklahoma

August 4: "Statistical Models of Election Outcomes" - Andrew Gelman, Columbia University

August 5: "Health Disparities across the Life Cycle" - DeAnnah Byrd, Wayne State University

August 6: "Detroit Metropolitan Area Community Study and Archived Data at ICPSR" - Jeff Morenoff, University of Michigan

August 11: "The Chitwan Valley Family Study and Archived Data at ICPSR" - Bill Axinn, University of Michigan; Lynette Hoelter, University of Michigan

August 12: "Identity Development among Young Black Men" - Lloyd Talley, University of Michigan