STaRT@Rice

STaRT@Rice is an innovative program that will provide a panoramic view of the research process and offer professionalization opportunities. It will increase expertise via exposure in 16 workshops. Participants will learn how to ask better questions about the research process and develop important professional skills. Workshops will cover a broad range of content, moving from introductory to intermediate to advanced. Thus, participants can choose workshops matching their skill sets and background. For example, a sixth year graduate student analyzing their dissertation data can attend workshops covering in-depth interviewing and automated text analysis, while interacting with others on campus (including Rice University faculty) with expertise using those methods. As another example, a senior undergraduate planning to attend graduate school or a first year graduate student might select workshops including only introductory methodological content such as linear models and professionalization topics including effective research presentations.

Friday - October 8, 2021

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Welcome Reception 130 Kraft Hall
7 - 8:30 pm: Distinguished Research Lecture - (Amarilys Estrella, Assistant Professor of Anthropology) 110 Kraft Hall

Saturday - October 9, 2021

8 - 9 am: Coffee, bagels, and donuts (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
9 am - 12 pm: Linear Models I (Diaz) 125 Kraft Hall
9 am - 12 pm: Introduction to Multilevel Modeling (Li) 105 Kraft Hall
12 - 1:30 pm: Lunch with STaRT@Rice faculty, staff, and participants (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
2 - 5 pm: Quasi-Experimental Methods (Holzman) 125 Kraft Hall
2 - 5 pm: Agent-based Modeling (Roberto) 105 Kraft Hall
5 - 6:30 pm: Dinner with STaRT@Rice faculty, staff, and participants (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
7 - 8:30 pm: Distinguished Research Lecture - (Mallesh Pai, Lay Family Chair in Economics, Associate Professor of Economics) 110 Kraft Hall

Sunday - October 10, 2021

8 - 9 am: Coffee, bagels, and donuts (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
9 am - 12 pm: Introduction to Python (Gong) 125 Kraft Hall
9 am - 12 pm: Design and Deploy a Data Visualization App (Mulligan & Keller) 105 Kraft Hall
12 - 1:30 pm: Lunch with STaRT@Rice faculty, staff, and participants (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
2 - 5 pm: Effective Research Presentations (Bae) 125 Kraft Hall
2 - 5 pm: Automated Text Analysis (Barman) 105 Kraft Hall
5 - 6:30 pm: Dinner with STaRT@Rice faculty, staff, and participants (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
7 - 8:30 pm: Distinguished Research Lecture - (Nancy Niedzielski, Associate Professor of Linguistics) 110 Kraft Hall

Monday - October 11, 2021

8 - 9 am: Coffee, bagels, and donuts (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
9 am - 12 pm: Ethnographic Techniques I (Howe) 125 Kraft Hall
9 am - 12 pm: Methods for Visual Analysis in the Social Sciences (Torres) 105 Kraft Hall
12 - 1:30 pm: Lunch with STaRT@Rice faculty, staff, and participants (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
2 - 5 pm: Psychometrics and Scale Development I (Oswald) 125 Kraft Hall
2 - 5 pm: Generalized Linear Models I (Chen) 105 Kraft Hall
5 - 6:30 pm: Dinner with STaRT@Rice faculty, staff, and participants (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
7 - 8:30 pm: Distinguished Research Lecture - (Danielle King, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences) 110 Kraft Hall

Tuesday - October 12, 2021

8 - 9 am: Coffee, bagels, and donuts (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
9 am - 12 pm: Data Collection via In-Depth Interviewing (Evans) 125 Kraft Hall
9 am - 12 pm: What Neuroimaging Is and What It Can (And Cannot) Do For Social Scientists (Fischer-Baum) 105 Kraft Hall
12 - 1:30 pm: Lunch with STaRT@Rice faculty, staff, and participants (on site) 130 Kraft Hall
2 - 5 pm: How to Apply to Grad School in the Social Sciences and Tips for Success Once You Get There (Leeds) 125 Kraft Hall
2 - 5 pm: Navigating the Academic Job Market (Homola) 105 Kraft Hall
5 - 6 pm: Closing Reception 130 Kraft Hall