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

Upcoming AMAP Events (Fall 2023)

This semester, our events are mainly focused on faculty members and graduate students showcasing their ongoing research at our Work in Progress series (formerly called Brownbags), as well as a workshop on focus group discussion. 

New Faculty Flash Presentations

We started our Fall 2023 events with a brilliant lineup of eleven new hires across departments in the College of Health and Human Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts at our New Faculty Flash Presentations. The talks focused on methods ranging from metabolic modeling to neuroimaging to ethnography. For more information about the event, click here

Work in Progress Series

Work in Progress, formerly called Brownbags, is a series of events where graduate students and faculty members across disciplines present their ongoing work in front of an audience.

We especially invite you to participate if you are a student who may find yourself teaching or taking a methods course in the future, if you are a student who teaches methods or data analysis informally through one one-on-one meetings with your students or peers, or if you are a faculty member using or teaching research methods in a quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods course! 

This is also an excellent place to interact with and know more about the plethora of methods grad students and faculty members use across disciplines at Purdue, and explore opportunities for potential collaborations!


October 4,

(12:30-1:30 PM)

WALC 3154 

Longitudinal Models of Skill Development: Conceptual and Statistical Considerations 

(Work in Progress presentation)

Dr. Robert Duncan, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science, Department of Public Health
Associate Director for Policy, Center for Families

*Snacks, desserts, coffee, and tea will be provided.


November 8, Wednesday

(12:30-1:30 PM)

WALC 3154

Family-Friendly Hours or Financial Providing? How Gender, Social Class, and Children’s Ages Shape What “Good” Parents Are Expected to Prioritize

(Work in Progress Presentation, 12:30 to 1 PM)

Reilly Kincaid, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology 


Analyzing Nonreligious Wellbeing Using Longitudinal Data

(Work in Progress Presentation, 1 - 1:30 PM)

Dr. Jacqui Frost, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

*Snacks, desserts, coffee, and tea will be provided.


December 1 Friday

(1-3 PM)

BRNG 1245

How to Focus Your Group: A Workshop for When and How to Conduct Focus Groups


Elizabeth Ann Labadorf, PhD Candidate, Brian Lamb School of Communication

*Snacks, desserts, coffee, and tea will be provided.


December 6

(12:30-1:30 PM)

WALC 3154

Numerical Sampling Distributions for Behavioral Modeling

(Work in Progress Presentation, 12:30 - 1 PM)

Dr Stephen Broomell, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences


A pilot study to apply Artificial Intelligence to assess conversational interactions

(Work in Progress Presentation, 1 - 1:30 PM)

Muqing Liu, PhD Student, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

*Snacks, desserts, coffee, and tea will be provided.