LAST WEEK to register for the 2nd session of the Summer Program!


Subject: LAST WEEK to register for the 2nd session of the Summer Program!


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In this week's Summer Program Succinct (we're still workshopping the name): Second Session registration deadline, a new Blalock lecture, and another featured short workshop!

Second Session registration closes Sunday, July 11

If you are interested in joining us for the second of our four-week sessions, you will need to finish registering by Sunday, July 11 at 11:59PM EDT. Second session workshops and lectures include:

- Advanced workshops on Bayesian Analysis, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, and Time Series Analysis
- Introduction to R, Python, and other programming languages and statistical packages
- Data Science and Text Analysis
- Panel Data and Longitudinal Analysis
- ... and many others!

Virtual classes start July 19, from our home offices to yours. All courses, in both the four-week sessions and short workshops, offer both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Come to the lecture or catch up on your own time!
Four-Week Schedule
Blalock Lecture: Facts and myths about (mis)information exposure and belief

: July 8, 2021, 7:30pm EDT
Speaker: Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College
Abstract: Observers fear that people are trapped in digital “echo chambers” that amplify misinformation and extremism. However, these claims overstate the prevalence and severity of these patterns, which at most capture the experience of a minority of the public. Similarly, the ineffectiveness of fact-checks at countering misinformation has been overstated in prior research and media coverage. Exposure to corrective information reduces belief in false claims, though these effects do not persist over time.

These lectures are free to join and open to the public! If you can't make it, a recording will be posted to the Summer Program YouTube channel.

Join via Zoom with this link at 7:30pm EDT this Thursday.
Seats still available for Scale Construction and Application in Social Science Research!

Dates: August 2-13, 2021
Instructor: Tenko Raykov, Michigan State University

Social science research frequently employs measuring instruments consisting of multiple components, such as questions, items, problems or tasks, which are administered to sampled respondents from studied populations of interest. These instruments, often known alternatively as scales, questionnaires, surveys, self-reports, inventories, subscales, tests, testlets or test-batteries, aim to provide multiple converging pieces of information about underlying latent constructs (traits, factors, latent variables, latent dimensions, abilities, attitudes) which typically represent theoretical concepts of main relevance and concern in these and related sciences.

The goal of this 10-day course is to provide its participants with thorough knowledge about and skills needed for the application of various approaches to scale construction and application in the social science disciplines, which are aimed at enhancing the quality of measuring instruments to be used with respondent populations of research interests. Substantial emphasis is placed also on the concepts of reliability, validity, and latent structure underlying a measuring instrument.

Visit our Short Workshop Portal for more information about this and all of our other short workshops!
All Short Workshops
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