Measurement, and Statistics Program (MMS) is an interdisciplinary
program in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES).
MMS interacts with the other programs in the division, as
well as other programs in the Foundation, most notably the
Statistics and Probability Program in the Division of Mathematical
general, MMS seeks proposals that are interdisciplinary in
nature, methodologically innovative, and grounded in theory.
Successful proposals often integrate across the following
development, application, and extension of formal models
and methodology for social and behavioral research, including
methods for improving measurement. The proposed research
must have implications for one or more of the social and
development of formal models that cross traditional disciplinary
boundaries. Research on statistical methodology or statistical
modeling having direct implications for one or more of the
social and behavioral sciences.
on methodological aspects of new or existing procedures
for data collection, including methodology for survey research,
and research to evaluate or compare existing data bases
and data collection procedures.
collection of unique databases with cross disciplinary implications,
especially when paired with developments in measurement
organizational infrastructure of social and behavioral research.