Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the advancement of methodologies and analytics to support and enhance rigorous, substantive research within the social, behavioral and educational sciences.

About Us

The MAP Academy is housed within the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools. MAP Academy emphasizes applied, field-relevant research, and supports statistics and methodology associated with generating and translating knowledge.

MAP Academy faculty expertise spans general areas of social, behavioral and education science methodologies. Faculty backgrounds include research design, applied statistics, latent variable modeling, psychometrics, longitudinal research, program evaluation, mixed methods and qualitative research.

This wide range of faculty experience in the application of modern statistical methods and advanced research designs enables MAP Academy faculty to collaborate with scientists from various disciplines to help promote the design and implementation of methodologically sound research, and to provide effective grant-writing support to help optimize UNL’s research.


  • Conduct methodology research as an area of substantive inquiry
  • Deliver effective strategic seminars and workshops
  • Provide high-quality research support and collaboration to UNL investigative teams