Appendix A
Workshop Agenda and Participants

Workshop on Advancing Social Science Theory:

The Importance of Common Metrics


February 25-26, 2010

National Academies Keck Building

500 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC


Thursday, February 25, 2010

8:30 a.m.

Working breakfast

 

Participants arriving early are encouraged to discuss workshop issues over breakfast served in the meeting room.

9:00

Introduction and goals for the workshop

 

Miron L. Straf, Workshop Director

George W. Bohrnstedt, Workshop Chair

Overview

 

Chair: Harris Cooper, Duke University

9:15

An overview of measurement in the social sciences

 

George W. Bohrnstedt, American Institutes for Research

9:45

Comparable metrics: Some examples

 

Robert M. Hauser, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, Washington, DC, and University of Wisconsin, Madison



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Appendix A Workshop Agenda and Participants Workshop on Advancing Social Science Theory: The Importance of Common Metrics February 25-26, 2010 National Academies Keck Building 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC Thursday, February 25, 2010 8:30 a.m. Working breakfast Participants arriving early are encouraged to discuss work- shop issues over breakfast served in the meeting room. 9:00 Introduction and goals for the workshop Miron L. Straf, Workshop Director George W. Bohrnstedt, Workshop Chair Overview Chair: Harris Cooper, Duke University 9:15 An overview of measurement in the social sciences George W. Bohrnstedt, American Institutes for Research 9:45 Comparable metrics: Some examples Robert M. Hauser, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, Washington, DC, and University of Wisconsin, Madison 81

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82 APPENDIX A 10:15 Discussion Christine A. Bachrach Break 10:40 Examples 11:05 What can we learn from the economic sciences? Robert J. Willis, University of Michigan 11:35 Measuring health-related quality of life Dennis Fryback, University of Wisconsin, Madison 12:05 p.m. Discussion Jack E. Triplett, Brookings Institution Kathleen A. Cagney, University of Chicago Lunch 12:30 Lunch is available in the Academies’ atrium cafeteria on the third floor. 1:30 Open discussion Indicators Chair: Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University 2:10 Advantages and disadvantages of the standardization of indi- cators used in policy Geoff Mulgan, The Young Foundation Examples 2:40 Standardized measurement Robert A. Pollak, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

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83 APPENDIX A 3:35 High school completion rates John Robert Warren, University of Minnesota 4:05 Measuring race (and ethnicity) C. Matthew Snipp, Stanford University 4:35 Discussion Kenneth Prewitt, Columbia University 5:00 Open discussion Reception (first floor foyer) 5:40 Dinner (participants and invited guests) 6:45 Friday, February 26 8:30 a.m. Working breakfast Participants arriving early are encouraged to discuss work- shop issues over breakfast served in the meeting room. Social-science constructs Chair: Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University 9:00 The theory of measurement Nancy D. Cartwright, University of California, San Diego, and London School of Economics and Political Science and Norman M. Bradburn, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago Examples 9:30 Measuring poverty: The question of standardization Robert T. Michael, University of Chicago

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84 APPENDIX A 10:00 A national protocol for measuring intergenerational mobility? David B. Grusky, Stanford University Break 10:30 10:50 Measuring and modeling of self-regulation: Is standardization a reasonable goal? Rick Hoyle, Duke University 11:20 a.m. Discussion Rebecca A. Maynard, University of Pennsylvania 11:45 Open discussion 12:15 p.m. Common themes and lessons Planning committee for the workshop 12:45 Final comments from participants and guests Adjourn 1:15 Lunch is available in the atrium cafeteria on the third floor.

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85 APPENDIX A WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS Ana Aizcorbe Nancy D. Cartwright Chief Economist Professor of Philosophy and Bureau of Economic Analysis Director, Center for Philosophy of Natural and Social Sciences Christine A. Bachrach London School of Economics and Visiting Scholar, Social Science Political Science Research Institute Professor of Philosophy Duke University University of California, San Diego Research Professor, School of Constance Citro Behavioral and Social Sciences University of Maryland Director, Committee on National Statistics George W. Bohrnstedt The National Academies Senior Vice President for Research Harris Cooper Emeritus American Institutes for Research Professor and Chair Department of Psychology and John Bowers Neuroscience Reporter Duke University Caset Associates, Inc. Paul Courtney Norman M. Bradburn Biomedical Informatics Tiffany and Margaret Blake Coordinator Distinguished Service Professor National Cancer Institute Emeritus Pamela Flattau University of Chicago Senior Fellow, National Opinion Science and Technology Policy Research Center Institute Institute for Defense Analyses Kathleen A. Cagney Mary Frase Director, Population Research Center Deputy Assistant Director Associate Professor, Department of Directorate for Social, Behavioral Health Studies and Economic Sciences The University of Chicago National Science Foundation Dennis Fryback Professor Emeritus School of Medicine and Public Health University of Wisconsin, Madison

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86 APPENDIX A Robert Geelar Karen Jones Training, Research, and Evaluation David B. Grusky Specialist/Statistician Professor, Department of Sociology U.S. Customs and Border Stanford University Protection Charles Hatcher Toshiko Kaneda Senior Research Associate Robert M. Hauser Population Reference Bureau Vilas Research Professor of Arthur J. Kendall Sociology Center for Demography of Health Retired, U.S. General Accounting and Aging Office University of Wisconsin, Madison James Kirby Taissa Hauser Rose Maria Li Senior Scientist Emeritus University of Wisconsin, Madison President and CEO Rose Li and Associates, Inc. Lee Herring Mark Mather Director of Public Affairs & Public Information Associate Vice President, Domestic American Sociological Association Programs Population Reference Bureau Rick Hoyle Rebecca A. Maynard Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience University Trustee Professor of Duke University Education and Social Policy Graduate School of Education Sheila Jasanoff University of Pennsylvania Pforzheimer Professor of Science Olga Mayorova and Technology Studies Kennedy School of Government Postdoctoral Research Associate Harvard University Department of Geography and Regional Development David S. Johnson University of Arizona Chief, Housing and Household Robert T. Michael Economic Statistics Division U.S. Census Bureau Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Harris School of Public Policy Studies University of Chicago

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87 APPENDIX A Wilhelmine Miller C. Matthew Snipp Associate Research Professor Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Department of Health Policy Wohlford Professor George Washington University Department of Sociology Stanford University Richard Moser Jack E. Triplett Research Psychologist Behavioral Research Program Non-Resident Senior Fellow Division of Cancer Control and Brookings Institution Population Sciences John Robert Warren National Cancer Institute Professor and Director of Geoff Mulgan Undergraduate Studies Director Department of Sociology The Young Foundation Minnesota Population Center London, England University of Minnesota Natalia Pane Robert J. Willis Managing Analyst Professor of Economics and American Institutes of Research Research Professor Survey Research Center and the Robert A. Pollak Population Studies Center Hernreich Distinguished Professor Institute for Social Research of Economics University of Michigan John M. Olin School of Business Washington University, St. Louis, National Research Council Staff Missouri Michael Feuer (until August 31, Kenneth Prewitt 2010) Carnegie Professor of Public Executive Director Affairs Division of Behavioral and Social Vice President for Global Centers Sciences and Education Columbia University (DBASSE) Barbara Schneider Miron L. Straf John A. Hannah Distinguished Deputy Director Professor DBASSE College of Education and Kirsten Sampson Snyder Department of Sociology Michigan State University Senior Report Review Officer DBASSE

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88 APPENDIX A Christina Maranto Dorothy Majewski Mirzayan Fellow Administrative Assistant DBASSE DBASSE