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  •  I was attracted to Math and the Social Sciences because my first sociology course with Professor James Davis introduced me to the idea that the fuzzy issues of social behavior were amenable to quantitative analysis.

    The MSS major allowed me to explore that idea in depth. As unusual as it still seems, those concepts have served me very well in my subsequent career in academic neurosurgery.  Most of my colleagues in academic medicine at that time were steeped in the statistics of the...

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  • Let's say I hit the big red reset button on Humanity and everyone suddenly forgot their social identity, social status, and government.  What would happen on Day Two? It turns out, people have an amazing capacity for spinning up order out of nothing.  Pirates, prisoners, disaster survivors, gamers in virtual worlds, and theme park guests all give us real-world examples of the reset button in action.  Where does this order come from, how much can it be steered, and how much can it even be...

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  • The Program in Quantitative Social Science (QSS) seeks a postdoctoral research fellow for full-time appointment during the 2017-2018 academic year. The fellow will work with Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan and be housed in and affiliated with QSS, an interdisciplinary program that integrates modern statistical and computational research techniques with contemporary social science questions. Applicants should have a proven record of research success; excellent writing and organizational...

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  • The Program in Quantitative Social Science (QSS) at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce that it is searching for up to three postdoctoral fellows for the 2017-18 academic year.  QSS is an interdisciplinary program that integrates modern statistical, computational, and mathematical tools with social science questions.  Each successful fellow should be highly motivated, collegial, and able to work independently, and the fellow’s research agenda should be grounded methodologically in...

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  • The first QSS Research Design Seminar was given by DJ Flynn, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Program in Quantitative Social Science, Dartmouth College on July 12, 2016.

    His project uses surveys and experiments to examine the causes and consequences of exaggerated beliefs about the power of the American president.

  • I am currently an MD-PhD student in the MSTP program at Case Western Reserve University. My PhD work is in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics where my research focuses on the association between increased market penetration of novel healthcare delivery systems and changes in population health. The QSS program (or the artist formerly known as MSS) was instrumental in helping me develop both analytical and critical thinking skills. The encouragement to develop a strong foundation...

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  • Workshop Guest Speakers from Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania:

    Gregory A. Huber (PhD Princeton University, 2001) is a professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also holds appointments in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, he held the Robert Hartley Fellowship in Governmental Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. He...

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  • Gregory Huber, Yale University, and Marc Meredith, University of Pennsylvania, are giving a public lecture on racial disparities in the American prison population on Tuesday, Mary 24, 2016 at 4:30pm in Rockefeller 003.  Please see below for each of their full biographies.  This lecture is part of the 2016 Annual Workshop of the Program in Quantitative Social Science entitled "Policing, Incarceration...

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  • Alex Woodruff '17 presented a research paper, “Does Randomized Ballot Order Increase Invalid Votes?” at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago) on April 8, 2016. Alex’s co-author, Professor of Government and Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies Yusaku Horiuchi, taught Alex in a...

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  • David Cottrell, a postdoctoral fellow with the Program in Quantitative Social Science, co-authored an article in The Washington Post on the ramifications of the choice of the successor to Justice Antonin Scalia. The nomination of a successor to Scalia may shift politics on the Supreme Court in ways that the Sotomayor and Kagan nominations did not.  Read the full story...

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