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CRESS

The Centre for Research in Empirical Social Sciences (CRESS) supports empirical research and affiliated research labs in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Overall, CRESS aims to:

  • catalyze and support collaborative, problem-oriented empirical social science research, including that requiring data collection and analysis infrastructure;
  • enhance expertise and build capacity to support leading-edge social science research;
  • develop and sustain networks and partnerships with both academic and external communities (e.g. governments and municipalities, non-profits and social services, NGO’s, industry); and
  • provide students with the advanced analytic skills they need for their programs of research and for the academic, public, private and non-profit sector job markets. 

In support of these goals, in 2018-18, CRESS is developing extracurricular training opportunities, research workshops & seminars, and supporting affiliated research labs in the development of programming to expand access to and use of lab infrastructure. 

If you have suggestions about how CRESS can support research in the Faculty or if you want to get involved in CRESS activities, contact Executive Director, Allison Van.  

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Allison Van


Executive Director, Centre for Research in Empirical Social Science

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Michelle L. Dion

Ph.D. Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll2002


Associate Professor

Academic Director, CRESS

Secure Empirical Analysis Lab (SEAL)

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Stephen Jones


Professor | Chair of the Department of Economics

Co-Director

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Arthur Sweetman


Professor | Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources | Co-Editor of Canadian Journal of Economics

Co-Director

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Lars Nielsen


Secure Empirical Analysis Lab (SEAL), Lab Manager

CRUNCH - Collaboratory for Research on Urban Neighbourhoods, Community Health and Housing

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Jim Dunn


Professor | Department Chair of the Department of Health, Aging & Society (on leave) | Director of McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments

Director

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Lindsay Godard


Administrative Coordinator | Executive Assistant for Dr. Dunn

Administrative Coordinator

McDSL - McMaster Decision Science Laboratory

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Stuart Mestelman


Professor Emeritus | Co-Director Emeritus, McMaster Decision Science Laboratory (McDSL)

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David Cameron


Manager | McMaster Decision Science Laboratory (McDSL)

Statistics Canada Research Data Centre

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Michael Veall


Professor | Academic Director, Statistics Canada Research Data Centre - On research leave until July 2019

Director

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Peter Kitchen


Analyst | Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at McMaster (RDC)

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Mustafa Ornek


Analyst | Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at McMaster (RDC)

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Anna Kata


Assistant Analyst | Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at McMaster (RDC)

Sustainable Archaeology Lab

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Scott Martin


Operations Manager | Sustainable Archaeology McMaster

Sensory Ethnography Research Lab

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Petra Rethmann


Professor | Director/Graduate Advisor of IGHC

Director