“Monitoring the Future,” one of the largest and longest-running studies of American youth, as well as of college students and young adults, will receive a $35 million award to continue for another five years.
“Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of American Youth” (MTF) began 37 years ago with funding from the White House and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), and it has received continuation funding from NIDA (one of the National Institutes of Health) since then. The project is conducted annually at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR). Continue reading
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—With an $886,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation, researchers from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research are conducting an innovative field experiment designed to improve the lives of older, lower-income people. Continue reading
Joan Morris and Bill Bolcom (Photo by Katryn Conlin)
A benefit concert by Bill Bolcom and Joan Morris to support the Elizabeth “Libby” Douvan Junior Scholar Fund in Life Course Development will be held on Sunday, October 16 at 4:00pm at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI. Continue reading
Professor Jim Lepkowski (left) and his fellow authors donated royalties from their survey methodology textbook to benefit student education and research, including the work of Charles Cannell Fund Award recipient Ashley Bowers (right).
Survey methodology — the analysis of sources of error in surveys, including the bias and variability that affect data quality — has long been a field of study, but typically as an addendum to such concentrations as sociology or statistics.
Six experts associated with the Institute for Social Research (ISR) are looking to heighten survey methodology’s stature as a distinct academic discipline by supporting graduate students focusing on this important area. Continue reading
The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan recently awarded $137,000 in fellowships intended to support innovative social science research at the university.
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