The joint quantitative brownbag (joint QBB) speaker series started out as an initiative between two graduate quantitative methods programs during the start of COVID-19 in Fall 2020. Currently, this initiative has grown to include about half a dozen quantitative methods graduate programs across North America. The longstanding purpose of the joint brownbag is to facilitate connection and discussion among students and faculty in graduate programs on topics of interest to a breadth of research topics in quantitative methodology. Quantitative methodologists develop theory, methods, and techniques focused on enhancing research in the social and behavioral sciences.
We meet monthly during the academic Fall and Spring semesters to feature experts in different fields from quantitative methods. Our meetings are over zoom and held on Mondays from 12:30-1:30pm ET.
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Spring 2023 upcoming talks
Our upcoming talks for Spring 2023 will continue focusing on quantitative methods and expertise surrounding the theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
- 27 February 2023: Soojin Park
- 27 March 2023: Lisa Wijsen
- 17 April 2023: Rachel Fouladi
- 28 November 2022 - Panel on Teaching for Diversity in Quantitative Courses
7 November 2022
Dr. Nathan Kuncel; University of Minnesota
Title: Moving Toward Evidence Based Practice in Graduate Admissions
12 September 2022
Dr. Dakota Cintron; University of California, San Francisco
Title: Advancing Fairness and Equity in Measurement: An Intersectional Approach to Measurement Invariance Testing
- 10 October 2022
Dr. Viji Sathy and Dr. Abigail Panter; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Using a Quantitative Mindset to Advance DEI in Higher Ed
Theme: Breadth of Quantitative Methodology
January 31, 2022
Dr. Sacha Epskamp
Introducing psychonetrics, an R package for (dynamic) structural equation modelling and network psychometrics
February 28, 2022
Dr. Michael Halquist
Using Multilevel Models to Uncover Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Neural Activity (Or, How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MLM)
March 21, 2022
Dr. James Heckman
The Econometric Approach to Causality
April 11, 2022
Dr. Kate Slaney
Critiquing from Within: The role and importance of meta-scientific research in psychology