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Kaplan delivering lectures to Joint Research Center of the European Commission

December 15, 2014

UW-Madison’s David Kaplan is delivering three lectures this week to the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.

David Kaplan
Kaplan chairs the highly regarded Department of Educational Psychology and is a professor of quantitative methods.

Kaplan was invited to give three lectures Dec. 15-17 to the Applied Statistics and Econometrics Unit of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy.

According to the organization’s website, “The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's in-house science service which employs scientists to carry out research in order provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy."

Kaplan's lectures are titled:

• "Bayesian Inference in Survey Research: Applications to Confirmatory Factor Analysis with Small Sample Sizes."

• "Bayesian Approaches to Causal Inference in Large Scale Surveys."

• "Missing Data Issues Relevant to Large-Scale Surveys: Questionnaire Rotation and Data Fusion."