Advanced Methods at Purdue (AMAP) in the Behavioral, Health, and Social Sciences

Upcoming AMAP Events (Spring 2021)

Brown Bags (12:00-1:15PM)

Brown bags are AMAP's regular seminar series held on the first Tuesday of the month, where presenters bring their current work in various stages of completion. Come, bring your lunch, and engage! Presenters may ask advice of the group for a problem they are stuck on, present on a new method they are working out, or may come seeking practice talking about their work from a methodological angle. Presentations do not have to be on methods projects -- in fact, we encourage presentations of substantive research projects; however, we do encourage presenters to discuss their methods in-depth during their presentations. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive. Usually, we schedule faculty members for the entire brown bag time. We usually schedule two graduate students per brown bag, with each graduate student receiving 30 minutes to both present and to receive feedback (in general, we encourage graduate students to present for about 15 minutes to leave about 15 minutes for Q&A). If you are interested in presenting at a brown bag, please contact


AMAP hosts a variety of one and two-day workshops on a wide range of advanced methodological and statistical topics. The workshops are designed to provide participants -- which can include faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students -- with supplemental training on advanced topics in quantitative and qualitative methods. The workshops are designed around methods that can be adequately covered in a single day and/or methods rarely covered in most graduate courses but that are useful for applied researchers.

Special Events

AMAP also hosts various other events such as invited lectures, symposiums, and receptions. These are great meet-and-greets that allow for networking both within and outside of Purdue.

January 2021

No AMAP events

February 2021


Workshop*: Dr. Roderick P. Hart, Professor of Communication at University of Texas at Austin

Textual Analysis (Flyer)

Recording of Workshop

*Co-sponsored by the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement & AMAP



Brown Bag: Dr. Andrew Flachs, Assistant Professor of Anthropology & AMAP Core Faculty Member

Story maps for collaborative multimodal data presentation

12:00 - 1:15pm (Zoom Link)



Workshop*: Sorin Adam Matei, Professor of Communication and Associate Dean of Research

Network Analysis (Flyer)

Recording of Workshop

*Co-sponsored by the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement & AMAP


March 2021


Workshop*: Dr. Patrick Stewart, Associate Professor of Communication at University of Arkansas

Nonverbal Communication

Recording of Workshop

*Co-sponsored by the Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement & AMAP



Brown Bag

Ashleigh Kellerman, PhD Student in HDFS & AMAP Graduate Certificate Student

Temporal dyadic processes in autism risk

Brian McPhail, PhD Student in Sociology & AMAP Graduate Certificate Student

The Ecological Effects of Religion on Health and Mortality in China

12:00 - 1:15pm (Zoom link)


April 2021


Workshop: Stuti Magar, PhD Student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

R Programming: Data cleaning, manipulation, and visualization through tidyverse

2:00 - 4:00pm (Zoom link)



Brown Bag: Dr. David Yu, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Civil Engineering & AMAP Affiliate

Conducting Behavioral Experiments Online

12:00 - 1:15pm (Zoom link)




Workshop: Dr. Giancarlo Visconti, Assistant Professor of Political Science & AMAP Core Faculty Member

Recent Advances in Optimal Matching


*Email if you are interested in presenting your work in progress at our brown bag series or if you are interested in offering a workshop.