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13th New Researchers Conference


April 6, 2020

McGill University

The contribution of detailed microdata is essential to the evaluation and implementation of well-designed social, educational, economic and health policies based on substantiated and unbiased results. Today, more than 600 datasets are available at the QICSS. These include data from surveys, as well as new administrative data from government departments and agencies, or datasets resulting from administrative data linked to survey data. The diversity and richness of these data open up new research opportunities in the health and social sciences for the next generation of researchers.

The QICSS New Researchers Conference is an opportunity for exchanges and training around the work of those who will form the next generation of researchers in social statistics.

Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and recent graduates who are conducting or have conducted work at the QICSS are invited to submit a communication proposal for the 13th edition of its New Researchers Conference.  This communication should include :

  • a description of the research question being examined and a discussion of its relevance;
  • a presentation of the data used, explaining their advantages as well as their limitations with respect to the research question addressed;
  • a description of the methodology used and a discussion of its contribution or originality in the field of study;
  • a discussion of the results.

Speakers can choose to present in French or in English. Proposals must include a title and a brief description of the research question examined, the methodology and the main results (maximum one page). Submissions should be sent to [email protected]  by February 28, 2020, at the latest. The scientific committee will assess the proposals and announce its decision no later than March 4, 2020.  

Researchers from outside of the Montreal area might be eligible for financial support. A cash prize will be awarded to the best presentation.


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