Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

CSSCR Spring Quarter Course/Workshop Offerings

Posted: 3/30/2018 (Local Events)

Below you will find our listing of workshops for the quarter and some new data sources. We may add a few more courses later in the quarter depending on requests.We are developing a few new workshops given we have a set of new consultants this year with new programming talents but we will still continue to offer our old standby courses as well.

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Short Course/Workshop Offerings Spring 2018 Quarter (listed in order of scheduled appearance)

Introduction to R using Rstudio

This class will teach you how to get started with R using the free integrated development environment called Rstudio. The course will cover the basic organization of R and RStudio, where to find good help references, and how to begin a basic analysis. This class is ideal for users who have little or no experience with R.

Instructor: Yunkang Yang, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Monday, 2 April 2018
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Place: Savery 117
Register here.

Introduction to GIS

This course will provide students with a broad overview of what geographic information systems (GISs) are and how social scientists can benefit from using them in their research. Students will explore basic GIS concepts through hands-on exercises using ArcGIS, a widely used GIS software package, as well as freely available data sets.

Instructor: Will Brown, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Thursday, 5 April 2018
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Introduction to SPSS

This courses introduces the SPSS statistical package including reading in datafiles as well as basic data management and introductory statistical procedures. Additional topics include computing and recoding variables and selecting and filtering cases.

Instructor: Aya Masilela, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Friday 6 April 2018
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Place: Savery 117
Register here.

Introduction to R using Rstudio

This class will teach you how to get started with R using the free integrated development environment called Rstudio. The course will cover the basic organization of R and RStudio, where to find good help references, and how to begin a basic analysis. This class is ideal for users who have little or no experience with R.

Instructor: Jasmine Jiang, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Monday, 9 April 2018
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Data Wrangling in R

This course will cover some of R’s useful tools for data management and exploration. Most of class will be devoted to learning Hadley Wickham’s excellent “tidyr” and “dplyr” packages. Attendees are assumed to have basic familiarity with R.

Instructor: Stephanie Lee, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Thursday, 12 April 2018
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Place: Savery 117
Register here.

Introduction to SPSS

Description:

This courses introduces the SPSS statistical package including reading in datafiles as well as basic data management and introductory statistical procedures. Additional topics include computing and recoding variables and selecting and filtering cases.

Instructor: Galen Kerrick, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Introduction to Qualitative Research and ATLAS.ti

Description:

This course provides a brief, practical introduction to working in ATLAS.ti, covering basic terminology and functionality of the program. This will include importing text documents, coding and annotating documents, and exploring relationships through analysis and query tools. Time permitting, we may also briefly discuss best practices for data management. The course assumes no prior use of Atlas-ti.

Instructor: Will Brown, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Monday, 23 April 2018
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Introduction to STATA

Description:

This course will introduce you to the basic Stata statistical package including reading in STATA datasets, basic data manipulation in Stata, and common statistical procedures.

Instructor: Stephanie Lee, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Place: Savery 117
Register here.

Using R for Analyses of Time Series Data

Description:

This class assumes some familiarity with R (at least some basics from prior CSSCR workshops) and will tackle problems of time series data set-up and some basic statistical procedures for analyzing data in this format.

Instructor: Jasmine Jiang, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Monday, 14 May 2018
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Place: Savery 121
Register here.

Making Maps with Tableau

This courses explores the use of Tableau’s mapping features. The course requires no prior experience though prior exposure to GIS is helpful.

Instructor: Aya Masilela, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Place: Savery 117
Register here.

Intermediate SPSS

This courses builds from CSSCR’s introductory SPSS classes and includes additional data management topics as well as more statistical procedures.

Instructor: Gabby Gorsky, CSSCR Consultant
Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Place: Savery 117
Register here.

To register for the above classes, follow this link.

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