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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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April 16, 2015
Author:
Nikki Jones, Armando Lara-Millan

Join the Qualitative Methods Group (QMG) for a conversation with Dr. Nikki Jones and Dr. Armando Lara-Millan about creating theory from qualitative data.  Dr. Jones and Dr. Lara-Millan will discuss what kind of theory qualitative researchers can contribute, how to approach theory creation in qualitative data analysis, and how to sell your theory to other researchers.

April 15, 2015 to April 22, 2015
Author:
Dav Clark

An intro to the basics that instructors often assume you know, but that you probably never had good instruction on! After this course, you should be able to more easily start learning to program (e.g., in R or python), follow instructions and documentation online (e.g. StackExchange), and communicate better with your collaborators who are programming.

April 14, 2015
Author:
Andrew Bertoli

This presentation will cover the basics of natural experiments, along with providing two applications involving international sporting events. Certain random features of the World Cup competitions allow us to tackle the longstanding question of whether international sports encourage peace or conflict between countries. The presentation will be followed by open discussion.

April 13, 2015
Author:
Katsuhiko Momoi

The Unicode Working Group presents:

Emoji in Unicode: Its History and Future - from Galapagos Mobile to the World

A talk with Katsuhiko Momoi.

 

April 13, 2015
Author:
Michael Sholinbeck

Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more.

April 10, 2015 to April 17, 2015
Author:
Mike Taptich

This workshop will introduce the D3 javascript library and provide hands-on examples to create charts and maps with sample data. This is a two part workshop!

April 10, 2015
Author:
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 Graphics
April 9, 2015
Author:
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.

April 8, 2015
Author:
Susan Powell

This workshop will introduce two different web platforms for exploring and mapping US demographic data - SimplyMap and Policy Map. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each has its own strengths and unique features. For each platform I will provide a short demo, followed by some time to explore the data and visualization tools that each offers.

April 8, 2015

Christopher Moody from StitchFix will be speaking in BIDS about novel techniques in Natural Language Processing.

Workshop: Beginning Stata
April 7, 2015 to April 9, 2015
Author:
Liana Prescott

This 2-part workshop will cover (in a teaching computer lab environment, using the General Social Survey as a common dataset): 

DAY ONE

April 7, 2015
Author:
Nick Adams

This workshop will give users a familiarity with various automated text analysis approaches including dictionary methods, classification (machine learning), TF-IDF, clustering, and topic modelling. The workshop will begin with a theoretical explanation of each approach and then provide an example derived from texts of the feminist movement.

April 7, 2015
Author:
Andrew Bertoli

This presentation will cover the basics of natural experiments, along with providing two applications involving international sporting events. Specifically, certain random features of these events allow us to tackle the longstanding question of whether international sports encourage peace or conflict between countries. The presentation will be followed by open discussion.

April 6, 2015
Author:
Juan Shishido

This workshop will cover how to add geographic coordinates to address data. This is useful for creating maps, linking to other geospatial data, or finding distances between points. We will use two open source geocoders: Photon and The Data Science Toolkit. Participants will learn how to make API calls, how to parse the data, and how to map the results.

April 3, 2015
Author:
Geoff Boeing

This workshop will cover how to create, customize, and run a web scraper using python and scrapy.  We will learn how to locate and extract data from HTML web pages using the Document Object Model.  Finally, we will learn how to visualize the scraped urban data spatially.

April 2, 2015
Author:
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.

March 31, 2015
Author:
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. 

March 30, 2015
Author:
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.

March 26, 2015
Author:
Jennifer Stertzer

This talk will introduce The Papers of George Washington, a documentary editing project at the University of Virginia, and examine the ways the editors have integrated technology and innovation into the editorial process in order to make Washington and his papers widely accessible.

March 20, 2015
Author:
Dillon Niederhut

R markdown is a fast, simple, and convenient way to generate fully reproducible documents based on the R syntax that you are already using for your analyses. Are you presenting at lab meeting? You can copy and paste your .R into .Rmd, click one button, and create a presentation that can be opened on any computer with a web browser. Do you want to support reproducibility in science?

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