Center for Social Statistics
Since Fall 2015, the Center for Social Statistics (CSS) is housed within CCPR in order to advance methodological aspects of demographic research. Through research collaborations and development workshops, the CSS fosters collaborative research between statistical and social scientists, increasing the quantitative sophistication of graduate and undergraduate students in the social sciences. The CSS is directed by Mark S. Handcock (Department of Statistics).
The integration of CSS in CCPR combines the synergies in the development of new methods and applications to demographic problems. Some of the activities of the CSS are:
- The CSS Seminar Series with external speakers (see CSS Events)
- Informal brown bag lunches with faculty affiliates
- Seed grant program with awards of $10-20K for collaborative research between a social science and a statistics faculty member