The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) is proud to announce the 2nd Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods, to be held at Pennsylvania State University, from June 9 to 16. The co-organizers and principal faculty are Irene Bloemraad (University of California, Berkeley) and Jennifer Van Hook (Pennsylvania State University).
The 8-day workshop will train up to 30 graduate students, researchers and beginning faculty in best-practices and in methodologies particularly relevant to the study of immigration and migration populations. The program will focus on:
- Ethics and best practices for mixed methods research design
- Estimating causal relationships in research on immigrants and immigration policy
- The use of administrative and linked, longitudinal data sources to study change over time and across generations
The institute’s last day will also include sessions on how to increase the impact of research by translating findings for policy discussions and the public. There are ample opportunities for students to discuss their ideas and research with the organizers, other participants, and visiting speakers.
Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 5 years of receiving their Ph.D. who do empirical research on migration.