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Announcing the 2016-17 Doctoral Research Fellows

IPSR is excited to announce the next cohort of participants in our Doctoral Research Fellows Program! Congratulations to Ryan Daugherty (Political Science), Jean Eichhorst (Geography and Atmospheric Science), Andrea Gómez Cervantes (Sociology), Tamara Handy (Special Education), Natalie Hoskins (Communication Studies), Young-Shin (Angela) Park (School of Public Affairs & Administration), Marcy Quiason (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), and Carlos Zambrana (Economics), who will begin the program this fall. The Doctoral Research Fellows Program helps to develop the next generation of interdisciplinary social science scholars by providing training and support. Fellows will meet approximately twice each month throughout the academic year to discuss research progress, gain skills in interdisciplinary research methods, and share experiences and knowledge.
Link(s): http://ipsr.ku.edu/about/gradfellows/fellows.shtml

KU study finds race, not gender, is key factor in NIH awards

Race, not gender, appears to be the most significant factor influencing the award of a National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas economist."In most cases, NIH funds are the gateway to having tenure and becoming a full-fledged member of an academic faculty," said Donna Ginther, professor of economics and the study's lead author. "Understanding who gets grants in order to promote a more diversity of the student body at colleges and universities." Read the full press release at the link below.
Link(s): http://news.ku.edu/2016/07/07/ku-study-finds-race-not-gender-key-factor-nih-awards

Study: Early mandatory schooling laws didn't influence intergenerational mobility

Expansion of mandatory schooling laws by U.S. states in the late 1800s and early 1900s did not increase levels of intergenerational mobility, according to a new study by a University of Kansas researcher. While the number of people receiving an education increased, schools likely were not prepared or adequately funded and the quality of instruction they provided suffered, said Emily Rauscher, assistant professor of sociology, who conducted the study that appeared recently the American Journal of Sociology.
Link(s): http://news.ku.edu/2016/07/12/ku-study-finds-early-mandatory-schooling-laws-did-not-influence-intergenerational

KU study finds race, not gender, is key factor in NIH awards

Race, not gender, appears to be the most significant factor influencing the award of a National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas economist."In most cases, NIH funds are the gateway to having tenure and becoming a full-fledged member of an academic faculty," said Donna Ginther, professor of economics and the study's lead author. "Understanding who gets grants in order to promote a more diverse applicant pool will add to the diversity of the student body at colleges and universities." Read the full news article at link below.
Link(s): http://news.ku.edu/2016/07/07/ku-study-finds-race-not-gender-key-factor-nih-awards

LAS792 - Managing Research Data in the Social Sciences

This 1-, 2-, or 3-credit hour graduate level course is designed to teach the skills necessary to read, reorganize, transform, display, clean, archive, and export simple or complex data. The primary tool used in the class is the SAS system. Structured Query Language (SQL) in both SAS and Microsoft Access receives a strong emphasis. Documentation of the research process and outputs using structured metadata also receives significant attention.
File(s): http://ipsr.ku.edu/new/AboutLAS792Summer2016.pdf