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The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences promotes collaborative interdisciplinary research on statistical methods for the social sciences, and teaches a rich menu of courses for social science students.

News and Events

New R Package Tutorial: Peter Hoff's tutorial for the 'amen' package, which combines social relations covariance model with low-rank latent factor models, is now availablehttp://arxiv.org/abs/1506.08237
NSF Award: Ting Wang, CSSS graduate student from the School of Education, has been awarded a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Award for her research on the impact of item sequencing in science tests.
CSSS Math Camp 2015: Math camp is designed for social science graduate students interested in pursuing a quantitatively oriented-research career. Event will take place September 14-18,2015 from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Click this link to learn more.

New Items

Working Paper no. 152 (985K bytes)

"Properties of Latent Variable Network Models"
Riccardo Rastelli, Nial Friel, and Adrian E. Raftery

Working Paper no. 151 (455K bytes)

"Measuring Collective Efficacy: A Multi-level Measurement Model for Nested Data"
Ross L. Matsueda, Kevin Drakulich
Februrary 2015

Working Paper no. 150 (547K bytes)

"Age-Specific Mortality and Fertility Rates for Probabilistic Population Projections "
Hana Sevcikova, Nan Li, Vladimira Kantrova, Patrick Gerland, Adrian E. Raftery
March 2015

Working Paper no. 149 (581K bytes)

"Multilinear tensor regression for longitudinal relational data"
Peter Hoff
November 2014

Working Paper no. 148 (11.8M bytes)

"Small Area Estimation of Child Mortality in the Absence of Vital Registration"
Laina D Mercer, Jon Wakefield, Athena Pantazis, Angelina M Lutambi, Honorati Masanja, and Samuel J. Clark
November 2014

Working Paper no. 147 (496K bytes)

"Probabilistic Cause-of-death Assignment using Verbal Autopsies"
Tyler H. McCormick, Zehang Richard Li, Clara Calvert, Amelia C. Crampin, Kathleen Kahn, and Samuel J. Clark
November 2014