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  1. I'm going to be applying for Sociology/Demography PhDs in the 2022 cycle. I'm interested in doing research that will certainly have a quantitative-focus. Is there a rule of thumb for what level of math I should come into the program with and/or what grades I should have in math classes? I have thus far heard everything ranging from people who had no math background to people that took advanced calculus, so I am curious if there is a minimum and/or average. For reference, I am currently in a quantitative-focused Masters program, where I am getting my certificate in Data Science as well. I went up to Calculus l in undergrad.
  2. Hi all, I'm a rising senior this year double majoring in Statistics and Psychology. I really love both of these fields and want to pursue doing statistical research in the social sciences in graduate school (specifically masters programs). The only problem is I'm not sure what programs or field would best combine statistics and social science for me. From what I've seen, most psychology/stats programs are about psychometrics which mainly concerns working in the field of education which I have no background in and know very little about. I've taken a class on networks and social network analysis and I'm very very interested in that, but unsure what graduate programs would specialize in that or what kind of career that would lead to. I excelled in my Psychology Research Methods courses and really like doing that kind of research, but there are very few quantitative psychology masters programs. Does anybody have any advice for potential career options and for strong masters programs? Again I'm really interested in applying statistical modeling and methods to study human behavior and population trends. Thanks for your help!
  3. I am beginning to put together a summer reading list that is probably overly ambitious and it got me thinking that there should be a thread for summer reading for social scientists. I would really like to see what books other people have on their to-read lists, no matter the disciplinary background. [My background includes sociology, anthropology, WGS (women's, gender, and sexuality studies, and French.] I'd also be interested in hearing whether and how everyone annotates what they read. Are you revisiting theory you read (or skimmed) during the semester? Are you focusing on classics in your discipline or working your way through some more contemporary works? Are you branching out from the literature in your discipline? Do you do this in an effort to keep it all straight and help with finding the right resources when you are writing? Or is it more for retention of information? Habit? Let's talk about what we read, why we read it, and how we organize our thoughts about it.
  4. Hi so I'm a new poster, just finished my undergraduate degree in sociology. I'm looking for advice on what programs to apply to, specifically in regards to sociology programs with a focus on immigration/migration. Some background on me is I had a decent GPA (3.5), I haven't taken the GRE yet, I did my undergrad in Canada so I'm looking at schools both in Canada and the U.S., I don't have any faculty members in mind yet, still have to research that over the summer. But the schools I'm looking at now are (in no particular order)... UC-Irvine (and maybe Davis) University of Toronto University of British Columbia UM-Ann Arbor UMinnestoa-Twin Cities Penn State UPenn and Princeton (big reach schools) If anybody has experience/advice on applying to these programs, or knowledge of the immigration sociology faculty members let me know please. Or if anybody has advice on other schools I should look at (especially schools that may not be as well known but maybe are safer bets on getting in) let me know please. Also just general advice on things I should highlight in a grad school application would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Hello! I am currently an undergrad at Penn. I am looking to apply to graduate programs in Demography, but I have one concern. When I was a freshman I originally thought I wanted to be computer science major. I took plenty of classes in the computer science department, but I received grades that were B's and C's. Because of this, my GPA has suffered. I currently have a 3.6 GPA cumulative, but a 3.86 GPA in just sociology/demography courses. Since I am applying for PhD programs in Sociology/Demography do you think my grades in computer science will be overlooked? Thank you!
  6. I am interested in studying social demography with an emphasis on im/migration, race and ethnicity. I am applying to a few sociology departments and a sociology-demography program (UCB). I know population studies is heavily based in statistics and I am afraid I am coming short on that. I am a strong researcher, writer, and speaker. I have background in spatial analysis and statistics, but no formal training in statistics. In fact, I withdrew from a statistics course in college, because it wasn't a good fit for me (I missed the 2-week cut-off and had to get a W on my transcript.) Math has always been a challenge for me. I am not bad at it, but not amazing. I am confident I would do OK in a methods course in graduate school. I am familiar with R and SPSS as well as statistical applications of Excel. Some background: I received a less than satisfactory quantitative GRE score: 77th percentile Verbal was fine: 94th percentile (English is not my first language) Writing: 5.0 GPA from an Ivy League school: 3.63 Major: A social science, but not sociology I wrote an honors thesis in undergrad and received the high honors distinction. I had an internship with a demographer at a think tank; another 6 months of research experience with a political science prof; and the thesis. As I mentioned, I have done substantial work in spatial statistics and analysis. I know: R (starting to learn), SPSS, ArcGIS, Excel (VBA and statistical applications). Can anyone speak to how heavily math is weighed in sociology admissions, especially in degree programs with a demography component like Berkeley's Graduate Group in Sociology and Demography? Will my other strengths make up for less than stellar quant GRE score and academic record in math? What are my options and what do you suggest I do in order to strengthen my applications? Thanks for your time.
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