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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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March 20, 2014 to April 17, 2014
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

This introductory workshop will introduce attendees to the reason for using a qualitative data analysis package for the coding and analysis process.  We will begin by discussing the distinction between coding and analysis, the benefits of using a QDA package, and then view a brief demonstration of a specific program.

March 19, 2014
Coordinator:
Pat Hastings

This very basic STATA workshop will cover:

  • Opening a Stata file in stata.
  • Using the menu bar and a do file.
  • Using a help file.
  • Generating or recoding new variables from old variables.
  • Labeling variables, values, and missing data.
  • Summarizing a variable (mean, median, standard deviation).
  • Making a cross tabulation.
March 19, 2014
Coordinator:
Rochelle Terman

This training is meant for those tasked with administering a Wordpress site but are new to Wordpress (or want to level up their skills.)  We will be going over topics such as backwards engineering, Wordpress content artchitecutre (posts, pages, tags, categories, media), free and premium themes, site building elements (widgets, menus, shortcodes), plugins and special features, and migrating your

March 19, 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.

March 18, 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.

March 13, 2014
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

This workshop is designed for the Graduate School of Education participants in Professor Erin Murphy Graham's Introduction to Qualitative Methods course. This workshop is about how to approach the qualitative analysis process.  Once you have your data, organization is the first step to analysis.

March 12, 2014
Coordinator:
Dav Clark

An introduction to fundamental aspects of computing with data, including the following topics:

March 11, 2014
Coordinator:
Aaminah Norris, Katy Pool

This introductory workshop will introduce attendees on how to use Scrivener Software to complete a first draft of a lengthy writing project such as a dissertation or a research proposal. Attendees will learn how to upload working documents including chapters and research pdfs, software, write and edit in Scrivener, and to compile a completed first draft.

March 7, 2014
Coordinator:
Sebastian Benthall, Cyrus Dioun

This 2-hour workshop is for social and behavioral scientists who want to gain access to and use Twitter data in their research. The first hour is geared towards researchers that do not have extensive knowledge of how Twitter tweets may be turned into an empirical source.

March 5, 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.

March 5, 2014
Coordinator:
Raymond Yee, Dav Clark

Have you seen fancy visualizations in web browsers and though, "Hey, I want to do that!" Coding for the browser can be daunting - there are many moving pieces. But the results can be amazing and engaging!

February 25, 2014
Coordinator:
Phil Spector

The workshop will cover the philosophy behind LaTeX, including how it's different from other word processing programs, documentation preparation with LaTeX, including mathematical typesetting, and an introduction to creating bibliographies with BibTeX.

February 21, 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.

Workshop: Graphics in R
February 19, 2014
Coordinator:
Chris Krogslund

This 2-hour workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of graphics in R. Participants will learn how to construct, customize, and export a variety of plot types using base graphics, lattice, and ggplot2. Previous experience with R is assumed.

February 18, 2014
Coordinator:
Harrison Dekker

This 2-hour workshop offers an overview and comparison of the MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.

February 12, 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, but focus mainly on writing code for analysis.  Previous experience with R, as well as intermediate-level knowledge of statistics, is assumed.

February 12, 2014 to February 13, 2014
Coordinator:
Christopher Church

Today, virtually all the information you interact with is stored in a relational database. Knowing how these databases are put together will assist you in getting at the various treasure-troves of data already available, and it can open up new avenues of inquiry and methods of organization using data you have collected yourself.

February 11, 2014
Coordinator:
Thomas L. Piazza

This workshop will cover the basic principles and methods of sampling.  Topics will include a discussion of the various types of samples,  the creation of sampling frames, the use of stratification, and basic methods of selecting samples.  Determining an appropriate sample size will also be discussed.

February 11, 2014
Coordinator:
David Eifler

Zotero is a powerful, open-source reference management tool. For the first hour, the presenter will demonstrate the key Zotero features: importing and creating new references; managing references; inserting citations into a manuscript; and formatting bibliographies in hundreds of styles. The demonstration will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session.

February 11, 2014
Coordinator:
Leora Lawton

While a doctoral degree from Cal is most helpful in securing a tenure-track position, the truth is that not everyone wants to go that route, and there aren’t enough positions for everyone who completes a PhD.  Non-academic careers offer a great deal of flexibility in terms of topic area, preferred geographic location, and compatibility with spousal careers.

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