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?