Race, Ethnicity, and Quantitative Methodology II


  • Kerem Ozan Kalkan, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Kenicia Wright, University of Central Florida

This workshop will be offered in an online video format.

This course is designed to provide participants with an overview of theories and methodological approaches common in research involving race and ethnicity, as well as other social identities. During the first week of the course, we will cover the history of studies on race and ethnicity in social research. This will serve as the foundation for the course and participants will be encouraged to identify an original research question. In the second week, the instructors will discuss qualitative and quantitative tools in the existing literature, and course participants will assess these tools to determine which is most appropriate for their project. In the third and fourth weeks, there will be a conference style presentation where participants will present their research project/poster for feedback. In the final days of the course, participants will incorporate the feedback they receive and update their projects. Topics to be covered include: intergroup attitudes, racial and ethnic prejudice and measurement, the intersectional approach, as well as publicly available datasets in ICPSR database and elsewhere.

Prerequisites: The course assumes basic statistical knowledge and familiarity with linear regression; participants unfamiliar with regression analysis are encouraged to enroll in Regression Analysis II: Linear Models and/or Statistics and Data Analysis II: The Basics of Regression.

Software: Since participants will complete a research project, familiarity with a statistical software is encouraged; enrollment in Introduction to the R Statistical Computing Environment and Introduction to Computing would be helpful in this regard.

Note: This course complements material taught in the Race, Ethnicity, and Quantitative Methodology I (REQM I) workshop offered in the first four-week session of the Summer Program; completion of REQM I is not a prerequisite for enrollment in REQM II.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe historical debates and methodological approaches to studying race and ethnicity in social science research.
  2. Critically analyze the strengths and weaknesses of various qualitative and quantitative approaches.
  3. Respectfully contribute to group discussions relating to race and ethnicity.
  4. Understand the major contributions and seminal pieces of research that examines race and ethnicity.
  5. Develop and present an original research project incorporating theoretical approaches and tools covered throughout the course.
  6. Receive feedback on their project and offer constructive feedback to their colleagues.

Fee and Registration: This course is part of the second four-week session. Please see our fee chart on our Registration page for the cost of attending one (or both) four-week session(s). Participants who enroll in a four-week session may take as many courses (workshops and lectures) as desired during the session for which they are enrolled. Participants in the four-week sessions are also welcome to attend all of the lectures and discussions offered in the Blalock Lecture Series.

Tags: race, ethnicity, ethnoraciality, ethnogenesis, discrimination, inequality, stratification, racial order, research design, data collection, measurement, operationalization, statistical inference

Course Sections

Section 1

Location: Online -- Video format,

Date(s): July 20 - August 14

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Kerem Ozan Kalkan, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Kenicia Wright, University of Central Florida