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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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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.

September 26, 2014
Coordinator:
Matt Stimpson

This very basic STATA workshop will cover:

September 25, 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.

 

September 25, 2014
Coordinator:
Diana Holt, Adrienne Tanner

The Committee for Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) serves as the institutional review board (IRB) at UC Berkeley. CPHS has transitioned from a paper-based process to a web-based system called Berkeley eProtocol. This training will guide participants through the process of submitting a protocol for CPHS/OPHS review and approval.

September 24, 2014
Coordinator:
Colleen Kohashi , Leon Wong

The IRB Process training includes, how to write protocols for different levels of review, how to complete consent forms, and IRB staff will provide guidance on policies.

Workshop: Zotero
September 24, 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.

 

September 23, 2014
Coordinator:
Tani Prestage

This workshop provides an introduction of historical research cases and ethical principles, and a discussion of federal regulations overseeing human subjects research. The session emphasizes the role of consent in research and investigator responsibilities.

September 22, 2014
Coordinator:
Dr. Michael Samuel

This workshop will cover theory and techniques for maximizing the effectiveness of figures used for visualizing information. Rather than teaching any particular visualization software, this course will teach students about the "nuts and bolts" of effective data visualization. Dr.

September 19, 2014
Coordinator:
Terry D. Johnson

This workshop will prepare attendees to conduct effective and inclusive classes. There will be an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) pedagogy, but most of the lessons will applicable outside of STEM fields as well. Special attention will be paid to in-class techniques to improve the experience and performance of underrepresented students.

September 15, 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.

 

September 15, 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.

September 10, 2014
Coordinator:
Nick Adams

This workshop will familiarize attendees with the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) and the benefits and challenges of working with undegraduate research assistants. Expect to learn about:

URAP logistics and bureaucracy

Recruiting undergraduates

August 27, 2014
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

Organizing and the Qualitative Data Analysis Process

August 26, 2014
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

Organization in the Qualitative Data Analysis Process

August 25, 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.

Workshop: R Bootcamp
August 23, 2014 to August 24, 2014
Coordinator:
Christopher Paciorek

The workshop will be an intensive two-day introduction to R using RStudio. Topics will include

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