Past Features

Methodology & Evaluation Research Core Facility:Trip Across Nebraska with Project Manager Cole Boyle

Cole Boyle is a Project Manager with the Methodology and Research Core Facility. This year he took some trips with student workers from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium. This gave our student workers an opportunity to learn more about the grants that are being worked on, see what it is like to sit in on interviews, and what travelling for work looks like!

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Battle of the sexes in science hurts girls — and boys, too

Researcher at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln found the stereotype that boys do better in sciences doesn’t just hurt the interest to go into the scientific fields among young female students, but male students, as well.

Sociologist Patricia Wonch Hill conducted her study with 529 middle school aged students as part of the university’s project to investigate why there are fewer women pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

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UNL Scholars and Graduate Students Featured in SAGE Publication

Alian Kasabian (SBSRC), Maria Rosario de Guzman, Yan Xia (CYFS) and graduate students Aileen Garcia and Sarah Taylor contributed to the “SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender”, which will be released on July 11th.

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Nebraska hosts math leaders to spur women earning doctorates

In late 2016, Walker’s team earned one of 37 grants through the INCLUDES program. This program’s goal is to address the underrepresentation of women and minority leaders all through the STEM fields. The result is a two-year project named Women Achieving Through Community Hubs in the United States (WATCH US).

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Alian Kasabian of MERC presents at AAPOR

Alian Kasabian presented research at the 72nd Annual Conference for the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) in New Orleans, LA in May. This year’s theme was “Embracing Change and Diversity in Public Opinion and Social Research.” AAPOR is a professional organization made up of academic, governmental, and private sector business members who are interested in public opinions and survey research.

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Agpocalypse project highlights food-energy-water nexus

Agpocalypse is a video game project focused on highlighting the importance of food, energy, and water.  Jeyam Subbiah, Kenneth E. Morrison Distinguished Professor of Food Engineering, is leading a team trying to stimulate interest in the food-energy-water nexus by developing an educational video game called Agpocalypse 2050

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Data collection is scheduled to begin in July 2017.

Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey (NASIS) 2017--Call for Researchers

The Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) is making plans for the 2016-2017 Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Survey (referred to as NASIS).  We would like to invite you to consider adding questions for your own research objectives to this survey.  As many of our previous clients already know, this omnibus survey can be a valuable source of information regarding the opinions and behaviors of adult household residents in Nebraska.


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Changes to regulations governing human subjects research, as outlined in the Common Rule, 45 CFR 46, were published in the Federal Register in January. The majority of rule changes will take effect Jan. 19, 2018.

Revised "Common Rule"

At the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium, we strive to keep you updated on important social and behavioral sciences news. Please see below the article on the revised "Common Rule" and the link to the website Research Compliance has created to provide the information and updates as the January 2018 compliance deadline approaches. 

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NVivo Training

Qualitative Methodology and Nvivo Workshop with Kelsy Burke




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Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium Seeking Summer Internships

Graduate Research Internship

Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium

Summer 2017



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