Montréal Methods Workshop

A monthly hour-long discussion where researchers from various disciplines and institutions share best practices and training for quantitative research projects in social sciences.

Workshops are held on Thursdays at 1PM Montréal time on Zoom. All are welcome!

Calendar 2020-2021

Title  Presenter Date &Time Location
Conjoint Experiments Kirk Bansak (UC San Diego) April 29, 2021, 1pm Zoom
Collecting and Analyzing Social Media Data Alexandra Siegel (University of Colorado, Boulder) March 4, 2021, 1pm Zoom
Roundtable: Transparent methods, pre-registration, and replications in Political Science Aaron Erlich (McGill), Amélie Godefroidt (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Alexander Wuttke (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research) February 18, 2021, 11:30am-1pm Zoom
Campain Contributions Caroline Le Pennec (HEC Montréal) February 11, 2021, 1pm Zoom
Better pre-analysis plans through design declaration and diagnosis Graeme Blair (UCLA) February 4, 2021, 12pm Zoom
The Paper of How: Estimating Treatment Effects Using the Front-Door Criterion Marc Bellemare (University of Minnesota) January 28, 2021, 1pm Zoom
New Developments in Differences-in-Differences Scott Cunningham (Baylor University) November 5, 2020, 1pm Zoom
The Generalizability of Online Experiments Conducted During The COVID-19 Pandemic Kyle Peyton (Yale University) October 8, 2020, 1pm Zoom
“Truth, Beauty, and Data: Why Data Visualization Matters in Research” Andrew Heiss(Georgia State University) Thursday, 17 September 2020, 1pm Zoom


The current organizing committee includes students and professors from the Université de Montréal and McGill University: Vincent Arel-BundockCostin CiobanuAaron ErlichGabrielle Péloquin-Skulski and Semra Sevi.

Past events

Title  Presenter Date &Time Location
“Such a nuisance (parameter): Interactions & cross-model comparisons in binary response models” Shawna N. Smith (University of Michigan​) Friday, 19 June 2020, 1pm Zoom
“How to survive (and thrive) in academia: a practical guide” Mirya Holman (Tulane University​) Thursday, 7 May 2020, 1pm Zoom
“Word Embeddings: What works, what doesn’t, and how to tell the difference for applied research” Arthur Spirling (New York University​) Thursday, 30 April 2020, 1pm Zoom
“Régression Multi-Niveau pour les Nuls” Vincent Arel-Bundock (Université de Montréal) Friday, 24 April 2020, 1pm Zoom
“Visualize as You Randomize: Design-Based Statistical Graphs for Randomized Experiments” Demo. Alexander Coppock (Yale University) Friday, 17 April 2020, 1pm Zoom
“Multilevel Modeling and Omitted Variable Bias” John Poe (University of Michigan) Friday, 10 April 2020, 1pm Zoom
“What Do We Learn About Voter Preferences From Conjoint Experiments?” Korhan Koçak (Princeton University) Friday, 3 April 2020, 1pm Zoom
“Writing in LaTeX” Semra Sevi (Université de Montréal) Thursday, 26 March 2020, 1pm Zoom
“Designing a Survey on Qualtrics” Semra Sevi (Université de Montréal) Thursday, 27 February 2020, 1pm UdeM
“Regression Discontinuity Designs” John Holbein (University of Virginia) Thursday, 20 February 2020, 1pm UdeM
“Quantitative Text Analysis Workshop” Annika Fredén (Karlstad University) and Sverker Sikström (Lund University) Friday, 17 January 2020, 1pm UdeM
“Why Replications Do Not Fix the Reproducibility Crisis: A Model and Evidence from a Large-Scale Vignette Experiment” Jamie Druckman (Northwestern University) Friday, 2 November 2018, 1pm UdeM