Session Code: WS1
Schedule: Wednesday, June 5 3:15pm-4:45pm
Location: Elliott Building, E-167
The primary purpose of this workshop is to provide expert advice to graduate students, young faculty, or established scholars currently engaged in or contemplating quantitative research projects. Two scholars will present recent research involving quantitative methods and analysis. The floor will then be opened for discussion, questions, and advice on the methodological issues and concerns of the workshop participants.
- Blair Wheaton, University of Toronto
Blair Wheaton is a Professor of Sociology at The University of Toronto (St. George). He is a specialist in the areas of quantitative methods and the sociology of mental health. Professor Wheaton’s current research examines the role of neighbourhood effects on mental health outcomes. He is particularly interested in effects over time. Professor Wheaton is currently funded to conduct a major Toronto survey on the effects of neighbourhood on mental health. He has published extensively in the areas of methodology and mental health, in numerous journals including The American Sociological Review, The Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, Sociological Methods Research and Current Sociology. He has also co-edited two books on Stress and the Life Course.
- Karen Robson, York University
Karen Robson is an Associate Professor of Sociology at York University. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Essex (UK). During her doctoral program, she worked full-time at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, where she was thrown head-first into applied policy research. Much of her research has been on complex, multinational, and longitudinal data sets from Europe and her focus in teaching and pedagogical research has been on making research methods, particularly quantitative methods, an approachable topic for students. She is coauthor of “The Stata Survival Guide”, “The Basis of Social Research Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches”, and “Multilevel Modeling in Plain Language.” She has published in numerous journals, including the Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, European Sociological Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Child Indicators Research, and the Irish Journal of Sociology. Her current areas of research are within the sociology of education. Her workshop talk is entitled, “Interactions Terms: The Unsung Heroes.”
This workshop is sponsored by the CSA Research Advisory Sub-committee; Chair, Tracey L Adams (University of Western Ontario), Ann Kim (York University), and Neil McLaughlin (McMaster University).