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

Upcoming AMAP Events (Fall 2021)

Brown Bags (12:30PM - 1:30PM Tue / 11:00AM - 12:00PM Wed)

Brown bags are AMAP's regular seminar series held on the first Tuesday or Wednesday of the month, where presenters bring their current work in various stages of completion. 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.


September 2021



Dr. Eric Bucy, Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University

Dr. Dhavan V. Shah, Louis A. & Mary E. Maier-Bascon Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of Wisconsin at Madison

Creating a presidential debate Co-Op (Flyer)

2:30pm - 4:00pm (Registration link)

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


 October 2021

Brown Bag

Bing Han, Pre-PhD Master's Student in Sociology and AMAP Graduate Certificate Student

The effects of masculinity and femininity on health behavior among the U.S. adults

Yifei Hou, PhD Student in Sociology & AMAP Graduate Certificate Student

The effects of childhood parental disfavoritism on Chinese adults' psychological well-being

11:00am - 12:00pm (BRNG 1284)


 November 2021


Workshop*: Dr. Alison Novak, Assistant Professor of Communication and Creative Art at Rowan University

NVivo Pro software to collect data for dicursive analysis  

2:30pm - 4:00pm (Registration link)

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



Brown Bag: Dr. David Reingold, Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College and Liberal Arts at Purdue University

The introduction of the Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue (CTDP)

12:30pm - 1:30pm (BRNG 1284)



Workshop*: Zachary Issacs, PhD Student in Communication at Purdue University 

Using Amazon Mturk for video research 

2:30pm - 4:00pm (Registration link)

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


December 2021


Brown Bag: Dr. Kendall Roark, Assistant Professor of Library Science and Anthropology (by courtesy) at Purdue University

Countermapping surveillance and 'studying up': Methodologial and ethical challenges

11:00am - 12:00pm (BRNG 1284)


 *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.