The offerings for the inaugural Irsay Summer Institute will include intensive courses lasting half a week. Participants can take one course from each module below:
|July 24-26||M: 9 am – 5:30 pm|
T: 9 am – 5:30 pm
W: 9 am – 11 am
|Egocentric Networks||Brea Perry|
|July 26-28||W: 1 – 5:30 pm|
R: 9 am – 5:30 pm
F: 9 am – 5:00 pm
|Sociometric Network Analysis||Hank Green|
|Dates TBA||Workflow of Data Preparation||Bianca Manago|
|Dates TBA||Data Cleaning: Preparing Data for Analysis||Bianca Manago|
|Dates TBA||Causal Analysis: Difference in Differences||Seth Freedman, Ruth Winecoff, and Coady Wing|
|Dates TBA||Causal Analysis: Regression Continuity Design||Seth Freedman, Ruth Winecoff, and Coady Wing|
|Dates TBA||Introduction to Survey Research||IU Center for Survey Research staff|
|Dates TBA||Social Determinants of Health||Rashawn Ray and Keon Gilbert|
Egocentric Network Analysis
Egocentric network analysis is used widely across the social sciences, especially in anthropology, political science, economics, and sociology, and is increasingly being employed in communications, informatics, and business and marketing studies. This course covers ego network study design, data collection, and analysis. In sum, this course provides a solid foundation for researchers at any stage of their career to learn and apply ego network methods.
Sociometric Network Analysis
This short course will introduce the key concepts of sociometric network analysis and its applications in the study of health. Participants will learn how to use network analysis methods to identify social structures, understand the role of social networks in health outcomes, and learn about interventions that target network structures to improve health.
Introduction to Survey Research
This course will equip participants with practical guidance on how to carry out survey research based on survey science principles. Topics will include an overview of the survey research process and total survey error paradigm, sampling and weighting, questionnaire design, IT design and development, and data collection using field, telephone, mail, and web survey approaches. Real-world examples and hands-on exercises will give participants the opportunity to build the skills that they need to propose and implement survey designs in their research.
With Ashley Clark, Kevin Tharp, Karen Tucker, & Lilian Yahng of the Indiana University Center for Survey Research.
Climate and Health
This short course will examine the effects of climate change on human health using an economic perspective. The course will provide an introduction to multiple methods that are used to evaluate the climate health link. The course will begin by considering health-focused integrated assessment and the majority of the course will cover quasi-experimental work supporting this link. A focus will be placed on developing an understanding behind the econometric techniques underlying each discussed paper.
Social Determinants of Health and Inclusive Research Methods
This course will provide an overview of the social determinants of health (SDOH) and their impact on health outcomes. Participants will learn how to incorporate SDOH research by identifying relevant data sources, measurements, and impact on health outcome, with discussion of ethical considerations of this research. Using examples from their own research, instructors will focus on important theoretical and methodological frameworks including community-based participatory research, intersectionality, inclusive research methods, and innovating interventions.
Registration is now open. Participants will also have a chance to register for sessions with select faculty members to participate in a small workshop discussing their own proposal or paper.
Class sizes will be limited, so early registration is encouraged.
Fees are $850 for a single module.
There will be no class on Monday, June 19, in commemoration of Juneteenth.
During registration, convenient and inexpensive IU dorm housing will be available for an additional cost. Irsay staff can also assist out of town participants with recommendations for hotel or alternative accommodations — and we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Visitor parking is limited and expensive on campus, so we will point you to walkable locations or those easily reached by city bus.
Those flying into Bloomington will wish to use the Indianapolis Airport and take a shuttle to the campus. All activities in Bloomington will be located within walking distance and easily accessible bus lines.
The Irsay Institute is committed to providing educational opportunities accessible to all. Please let us know if you have any questions or anticipate any particular accommodation we can make to ensure your full participation in our program.
The Summer Institute in Sociomedical Sciences aims to foster and provide a welcoming environment of mutual respect for all people. We have adopted the following code of conduct to provide guidance to all on the type of behavior that is expected while attending our institute.
- All participants, including, but not limited to participants, faculty, and staff members, are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct.
- All people are expected to demonstrate the proper respect for others regardless of, for example, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, abilities, or professional status.
- Physical, social, or sexual harassment, or intimidating behavior will not be tolerated.
- Do not audio or video record course workshops.
- Violation of any of these rules may be grounds for disciplinary action and/or dismissal from the event.
If you feel you have been threatened, or have been a victim, or would like to report a violation of the above rules, please report the incident to one of the following people: