Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Designed to complement course instruction, CSDE Workshops are offered in a shorter, more accessible format responsive to the specific needs of CSDE’s Trainees and Faculty Affiliates. To inquire about workshops or request a session on a topic, contact Cori Mar.


As short-form training sessions, most workshops meet for 1-3 sessions.

Annual selections typically include the following:

  • Introductions to Stata and SAS
  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Coordinate Systems in GIS
  • Exploratory Spatial Analysis
  • Point Patterns and Raster Surfaces
  • Spatial Regression
  • Geographically Weighted Regression

Workshops Offered

CSDE currently offers the following workshops:

This page will be updated as new workshops arise.

  • CSSS 508: Introduction to R for Social Scientists (full quarter course)
  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling
  • How to Interpret Logistic Regression Coefficients
  • Intermediate R
  • Introduction to SAS
  • STATA I: Beginning STATA
  • Introduction to SUDAAN for Survey Data

Brown-Bag Training Series

These informal meetings discuss topics in applied statistics that are of interest to demographic researchers. Yes, you’re welcome to bring a lunch!

Brown-Bag Series

Prior talks have covered the following:

  • Introduction to Respondent-Driven Sampling
  • Introduction to Epidemic Modeling
  • Introduction to Using Census Data
  • Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Minimizing the Pain of Getting Approval for Human Subjects
  • How to Interpret Interactions
  • Uh-oh…what do I do with this missing data?

Other Resources

  • UW Health Sciences Library: Classes
    The Health Sciences Library holds classes on Social- and Health-Science resources as well as on Endnote. Registration is required for some classes.
  • UW Catalyst How-To
    Catalyst is a resource for instructors (faculty and TAs) at UW. It features workshops on how to use its various resources to augment teaching. For students, Catalyst offers tutorials for various software, such as Microsoft Office.