Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

UC Berkeley Social Networks Study (UCNets): Conference and Workshop

Posted: 3/13/2018 (Conference)

We are pleased to announce a two-day conference and workshop at UC Berkeley, June 14-15, on the new UC Berkeley Social Networks Study (UCNets). 

The first day is a conference with presentations followed by a discussion, with ample time for networking. The second day consists of a detailed explanation to the UCNets data structure and documentation, followed by hands-on exercises in statistical methodologies to exploit the data.  The program can be viewed in the registration site (below).
Participation is open and free of charge, but capacity is limited and registration is required.  You may register for either or both days.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Leora Lawton, UCNets director, llawton@berkeley.edu.  Very limited travel support may be available.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, June 14
Conference with speakers presenting results of studies using Wave 1 Data
  • Introduction
    Claude Fischer and Leora Lawton, UC Berkeley
  • Cohort-dependent health outcomes of personal networks
    Miranda Lubbers, Autonomous University of Barcelona; and Başak Bilecen, University of Groningen &
    Harvard University
  • Religious attendance, substance use, and network satisfaction: differences across age groups
    Tuba Dagdas, University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Racial and political diversity within personal networks: The promise and peril of embracing
    difference in a politically polarized age
  • Mark Pachucki and Anthony Paik, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  •  Lunch & Networking
  •  Migrant Health Outcomes and Social Support Networks
    Leslie Cofie, University of Texas, Galveston Medical Branch
  •  Migration and social support: a comparative study of immigrants’ and natives’ support networks
    Başak Bilecen and Raffaele Vacca, University of Groningen & Harvard University; University of Florida
  •  Discussant: Barry Wellman, University of Toronto
 Friday June 15
Workshop on Understanding and Using the Data

• Data Structure
• Documentation issues
• Creating aggregate variables from the names file
• Statistical Methodologies (to be determined).

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Location: UC Berkeley