• Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    5:30pm - 6:45pm

    In this workshop you will learn the basics of survey development. You will be introduced to best practices for writing questions about attitudes, behaviors, knowledge, and demographics. We will also discuss how to compile questions into a functional survey and how to evaluate a final survey.

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  • Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this talk by US Senator Tom Udall (New Mexico). The event will be held at Boyd Law Building, Room 235 at 5:00pm on October 1.

    Public Policy Center Director Pete Damiano and College of Law Dean Kevin Washburn will lead a conversation with the senator.  They’ll talk about his time in DC,  the For the People Act, and his career in law and politics.

  • Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    Tracy Osborn will present her research, which asks whether the proliferation of groups that recruit women candidates, or “women candidate groups,” increases women’s representation in political office.  Dr. Osborn will present results from a survey of groups in 2018.  This survey highlights the array of challenges facing groups who want to bring more women to office.

  • Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

    1:30pm - 2:20pm

    In this workshop the basics for conducting qualitative research will be covered. Participants will become familiar with the logic behind qualitative research methods. In addition, participants will be guided throughout the process of developing a qualitative research questions and choosing a research design that ensures sufficient scientific rigor. This is an introductory workshop appropriate to those with little to no familiarity with qualitative research.

  • Friday, September 20th, 2019

    Summer scholars-in-residence Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart, Assistant Professor in Communication Studies, and Kayla Reed-Fitzke, Assistant Professor in Couple & Family Therapy, will present their project, “Lunch & Learn: Utilizing Relational Turbulence Theory to Understand Intimate Partner Violence among Emerging Adult College Students.” 

  • Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

    1:30pm - 2:45pm

    This workshop aims to cover a basic introduction to Stata. Participants will be introduced to the Stata interface, command syntax, do-files, and basic functions (e.g., opening a dataset, summary statistics, etc.). In addition, participants will also learn how to manage single and multiple datasets. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with limited or no familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

  • Monday, July 22nd, 2019

    James Wo, Assistant Professor in the UI Department of Sociology and Scholar-in-Residence in the Crime and Justice Policy Research program; and Haifeng Qian, Associate Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, and Scholar-in-Residence in the Social and Education Policy Research program, will present their work. Qian's presentation title is "Economic Development Policy and Entrepreneurship," Wo's is "Neighborhood Effects on Crime: Residential, Nonresidential, and 'Mixed' Land Uses."

  • Friday, July 12th, 2019

    Summer Scholar-in-Residence, Rebecca Kreitzer (Politics and Policy Research Program), and Political Science graduate student, Tracee Saunders, will present their work on Contraception Deserts and Planned Parenthood. If you are interested in attending, please contact Leslie Gannon by Wednesday, July 10.

  • Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

    Alberto Puliafito, Editor and Co-Founder of Slow News, and Giovanni Zagni, Editor-in-Chief of Pagella, will present this week's topic.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

  • Friday, June 28th, 2019

    Join us as David Frisvold, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Tippie College of Business, Scholar-in-Residence in the Social and Education Policy Research Program, and Researcher in the Health Policy Research Program, and Kajsa Dalrymple, Associate Professor in the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Researcher in the Environmental Policy Research Program present their research.