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This is an archive of our past training offerings. We are looking to include workshops on topics not yet covered here. Is there something not currently on the list? Send us a proposal.

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November 5, 2014
Coordinator:
Susan Powell

In this workshop we will learn about the basic concepts involved in georeferencing and get some hands-on experience with the process in ArcGIS, a common GIS software platform. Georeferencing involves “spatializing” scanned maps or aerial imagery so that they can be used in a GIS. We will cover the basics of topics such as projections, coordinate systems, and the theory behind georeferencing.

October 31, 2014
Coordinator:
Theresa Clary

Learn how to map rooftops in cities and the paths and roadways to remote villages using Open Street Map and satellite images.  Your training will enable you to help Ebola first responders.

* You’ll learn about this global collaboration

October 30, 2014
Coordinator:
Theresa Clary

Learn how to map rooftops in cities and the paths and roadways to remote villages using Open Street Map and satellite images.  Your training will enable you to help Ebola first responders.

* You’ll learn about this global collaboration

October 29, 2014
Coordinator:
Kelly Clonts

The goal of this lab is to understand basic concepts and functions of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and produce geo-coded maps (displaying data) using ArcGIS. We will go over the very basics of spatial data and coordinate systems used in GIS, and then create thematic maps with demographic data representing the Bay Area from the US Census Bureau.

Workshop: R for Beginners
October 24, 2014
Coordinator:
Clara Cohen

This 2-hour workshop introduces the basics of data analysis in R, a powerful and free open-source programming environment. You will learn the core properties of the R programming language through step-by-step examples and scaffolded exercises with data provided by the instructor.

October 22, 2014
Coordinator:
Chris Krogslund

This 2-hour workshop is geared towards applied researchers looking to use R for basic data analysis.  It will introduce participants to the basics of data manipulation (notably using plyr and reshape2), regression, and regression diagnostics.

Workshop: MySQL Workshop
October 17, 2014
Coordinator:
Harrison Dekker

Relational database management systems (RDBMS) offer many advantages for researchers whose work involves the analysis of data stored in multiple and interrelated datasets. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use MySQL, a popular open source RDBMS, and Structured Query Language (SQL)  to create, modify, and extract data from a relational database.

Workshop: Factor Analysis
October 17, 2014
Coordinator:
Nora Broege

This workshop is designed to help you learn about Factor Analysis in a practical context. In this workshop I will be using Stata to undertake the Factor Analysis.

October 15, 2014
Coordinator:
Jack Parmer

Plotly is a "github for data". Teams in industry and academia that work with Excel, Python, MATLAB, R & other programs use Plotly for sharing and discussing graphs and data within these teams. Free Plotly accounts can be made here: https://plot.ly/.

October 14, 2014
Coordinator:
Kelly Clonts

This workshop will focus on becoming familiar with searching and downloading the data published by the US Census Bureau. This will include understanding the data format, Census region mapping, the different surveys used in the US Census, and statistical concept of sampling error in the American Community Survey.

October 14, 2014
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

Coding is Done…Now What?: From Coding Qualitative Data to Analyzing It

October 10, 2014
Coordinator:
Nick Adams

This orientation workshop is designed to familiarize researchers with the D-Lab and the range of social science methods and software it supports through training and consultation.

October 9, 2014
Coordinator:
Armando Lara-Millan, Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

Dr. Armando Lara-Millan will be joining the Qualitative Data Analysis Working Group on October 9th from 2:30-4pm to talk about collecting ethnographic data.  

October 9, 2014 to October 23, 2014
Coordinator:
Quinn Dombrowski

Drupal is a powerful open source content management system that provides a more flexible platform for developing web-based digital research projects than WordPress or Omeka. This workshop will cover the basics of how Drupal works, how you can create templates for storing your research data, and how you can organize, display, and analyze that data.

October 8, 2014
Coordinator:
Michael Mueller-Smith

This is a joint event with the Center for Labor Economics and the D-Lab. Lunch will be provided. 

October 1, 2014 to October 15, 2014
Coordinator:
Quinn Dombrowski

Drupal is a powerful open source content management system that provides a more flexible platform for developing web-based digital research projects than WordPress or Omeka. This workshop will cover the basics of how Drupal works, how you can create templates for storing your research data, and how you can organize, display, and analyze that data.

October 1, 2014
Coordinator:
Sebastian Benthall

This workshop is for those who use or are planning to use Python for data analysis. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to make the most of the large and active Python community, which is the most important resource for any Python developer. The workshop will cover where and how to ask questions in on-line support fora and how to get involved in Python groups that meet on campus.

September 30, 2014
Coordinator:
Susan Powell

In this workshop we will learn about the basic concepts involved in georeferencing and get some hands-on experience with the process in QGIS, a free, open-source GIS tool. Georeferencing involves “spatializing” scanned maps or aerial imagery so that they can be used in a GIS. We will cover the basics of topics such as projections, coordinate systems, and the theory behind georeferencing.

Workshop: Scrivener
September 29, 2014
Coordinator:
Katy Pool

This introductory workshop will introduce attendees on how to use Scrivener Software to complete a lengthy writing project such as a dissertation or a research proposal. We will cover the main tools for organizing, outlining, writing, progress tracking, and revising projects, with a focus on how to leverage the flexibility of these tools to best suit your process.

September 26, 2014
Coordinator:
Doug Ahler

This workshop will provide an introduction to the design and implementation of online surveys and survey experiments. Participants will learn how to create surveys in Qualtrics, recruit experimental subjects through Amazon's Mechanical Turk, and analyze experimental data. Foundational survey experimental techniques will be introduced and demonstrated in Qualtrics.

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