Workshop in Methods

 

The Workshop in Methods (WIM) was created in 2009. The initial idea for WIM began with Scott Long, who discussed his vision with Dr. William Alex Pridemore. Pridemore created WIM and directed the series until 2013. The mission of the Workshop in Methods is to provide introductory education and training in sophisticated research methods to graduate students and faculty in the social sciences at Indiana University. Our goal is to supplement statistics and methods courses across the Bloomington campus with topical workshops led by leading methodological scholars from IU and across the United States. In Fall 2013, the SSRC, working under the direction of the WIM advisory committee, began hosting the WIM series.

Recent Submissions

  • Abdul-Mageed, Muhammad; Dickinson, Markus (Indiana University Workshop in Methods, 2015-11-06)
    With the increasing role social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Tumbler play in our lives today, the body of data generated by their users continues to grow phenomenally. Accordingly, searches and ...
  • Blei, David (Indiana University Workshop in Methods, 2015-10-16)
    Probabilistic topic models provide a suite of tools for analyzing large document collections. Topic modeling algorithms discover the latent themes that underlie the documents and identify how each document exhibits those ...
  • Brodnax, NaLette (Indiana University Workshop in Methods, 2016-02-05)
    Web scraping is a method of extracting and restructuring information from web pages. This workshop will introduce basic techniques for web scraping using popular open-source tools. The first part of the workshop will provide ...
  • Thota, Abhinav (Indiana University Workshop in Methods, 2016-01-29)
    Supercomputers are designed to use a command line interface and batch processing system. This means users accustomed to modern graphical interfaces must overcome a steep learning curve when switching to supercomputers. ...
  • Long, J. Scott (Indiana University Workshop in Methods, 2016-01-22)
    Many disciplines are paying increasing attention to "reproducible results". This is the idea other scientists should have access to your data so that they can reproduce the results from your published work. Producing ...
  • Benken, Sara; Mills, Adam; Neel, Andrew (Indiana University Workshop in Methods, 2016-01-15)
    This workshop will provide an overview of human subjects research and submitting an application through the KC IRB system. Representatives from the IU Human Subjects Office will provide a brief introduction to human subjects ...
  • Jerolmack, Colin (Indiana University Workshop in Methods, 2015-12-11)
    Ethnographers routinely employ pseudonyms and even mask the sites (e.g., street corner, neighborhood, city) of their research. This is usually justified as an ethical necessity, to protect our participants. In this talk, ...
  • de Leeuw, Josh (Indiana University Workshop in Methods, 2015-09-04)
    Behavioral scientists have been using the internet to conduct research for over two decades, but only recently has the scope of internet research begun to rival the traditional laboratory experiment. In this workshop, I ...