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

Upcoming AMAP Events (Fall 2022)

Brown Bags (12:00PM - 1:00PM Tue / 12:30PM - 1:30PM 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.


August  2022



Dr. Lindsey M Bryant, Human Development and Family Studies

Observational coding methods applied to child play behavior ( Flyer)

1:00pm - 3:00pm (BRNG 1284)


September  2022


New Faculty Flash Presentations

Recent faculty hires across CLA and HHS present 5-minute flash presentations on the innovative methodologies they use in their research (Event Program)

*Free wine, beer, and cheese provided! No RSVP is needed!

3:00pm – 5:30pm (PMU, West Faculty Lounge, 2nd floor; click for map)



Brown Bag

Elizabeth A Teas, Dual-Title PhD Candidate in Human Development and Family Studies, and Gerontology

A person-centered approach to social connectedness across the life course and later-life functional limitations: Mechanisms and divergent associations


Luhao Wei, PhD Student in Human Development and Family Studies

Beyond single nesting data structure: Using cross-classified multilevel modeling to study friendship stability in adolescents

12:00pm - 1:00pm (STEW 313)



Dr. Trenton D Mize, Associate Professor of Sociology and Core Faculty of AMAP

Data visualization

1:00pm - 5:00pm (WALC 2124)

 October  2022


Brown Bag

Dr. John Glover, Executive Director of Global Development and Innovation Division

Research applications to improve health and wellbeing in lower and middle-income countries: An overview of the Purdue applied research institute (PARI)

12:30pm - 1:30pm (UNIV 219)

 November  2022


Brown Bag

Siqing Wei, PhD Student in Engineering Education

Using natural language processing and machine learning techniques to analyze large-scale qualitative data in student teamwork peer comments

12:00pm - 1:00pm (BRNG 1284)

 December  2022


Brown Bag

Dr. Shawn G Bauldry, Associate Professor of Sociology and Core Faculty of AMAP

Estimates and Uncertainty for Various Measures of Life Expectancy

12:30pm - 1:30pm (UNIV 219)

*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.