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UC Berkeley Social Networks Study Conference

Posted: 11/21/2017 (Conference)

We welcome proposals for original research analyzing Wave 1 of the UCNets data. UCNets is the University of California Berkeley Social Networks Study, a longitudinal study funded by the National Institute on Aging (R01 AG041955-01), with Claude Fischer as Principal Investigator. The objective of the UCNets study is to understand how network composition changes over time as a result of life course transitions – e.g., graduation, marriage, retirement or widowhood – and how these changes are related to health status and outcomes.  Research will be presented in a conference and workshop in June 14-15, 2018.  Travel and lodging for invited speakers will be paid by the conference.  The first day of the event will be a conference featuring the research presentations, and the second will be a workshop on using the UCNets data.

Proposals will be judged for contribution to theory and substantive topic, and commitment to presenting a solid research result for the conference. Proposals should be about 4 pages long, and propose a research topic, background and theory, hypotheses, operationalization and method. Please include full contact information. The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2017, and should be sent to Dr. Leora Lawton, UCNets director, Requests for data and other questions are also to be addressed to her. The survey instrument and codebook can be downloaded from the project website ((  Decisions will be announced by January 1, 2018.  Please visit the website for more information.


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Deadline: 12/15/2017