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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 18, 2016
Coordinator:
Tarunima Prabhakar

This three-part series will focus on how to maximize functions in Microsoft Excel, set up database-like structures, and build various kinds of reports. By the end of this series, participants will be able to import text data, perform basic mathematical operations and character-based functions, sort and filter data, and utilize pivot tables.

October 17, 2016
Coordinator:
Alex Estes

This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

Part 2 Topics:

October 14, 2016
Coordinator:
Chris Hench

Git is a powerful tool for keeping track of changes you make to the files in a project. You can use it to synchronize your work across computers, collaborate with others, and even deploy applications to the cloud. In this workshop, we'll learn the basics of understanding and using Git, including working with the popular "social coding" website, GitHub.

October 14, 2016
Coordinator:
Evan Muzzall

This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of graphics in R, including base graphics and ggplot2. Participants will learn how to construct, customize, and export a variety of plot types in order to visualize relationships in data.

October 13, 2016
Coordinator:
Karen Andrews

EndNote is a bibliographic management software program that helps you organize the citations you find when doing research. It also lets you quickly insert these citations into your paper or report and converts them into any of thousands of different styles with a click or two, saving you hours of time when writing papers.

October 13, 2016
Coordinator:
Celia Emmelhainz

This workshop covers how to organize and analyze qualitative data in Atlas.ti. The training will explore what CAQDAS (qualitative analysis) software is, and the benefits of using it to review and analyze your qualitative fieldnotes, text, video, or audio.

October 12, 2016
Coordinator:
Saika Belal

This three-part series will cover the following materials:

Part I:  Introduction (Wednesday, October 12)

October 12, 2016
Coordinator:
Susan Powell, Anna Sackmann, Becky Miller, Elliott Smith

A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data:

October 11, 2016
Coordinator:
Evan Muzzall

The R for Data Science workshop series is a four-part course, designed to take novices in the R language for statistical computing and produce programmers who are competent in finding, displaying, analyzing, and publishing data in R.

Part 1: Basics of R

October 11, 2016
Coordinator:
Susan Powell

This workshop will introduce two different web platforms for exploring and mapping U.S. demographic data: SimplyMap and PolicyMap. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each has its own strengths and unique features. For each platform we wil walk through a short demo, followed by some time to explore the data and visualization tools that each platform offers.

October 10, 2016
Coordinator:
Chris Hench

This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

Part 1 Topics:

October 10, 2016
Coordinator:
Patty Frontiera

This workshop will introduce geocoding--the process of determining the geographic location of a place name, zipcode, or address. The first part of this workshop will be an introduction to the process of geocoding and strategies for achieving good results. We will briefly discuss the pros and cons of the various software tools available for geocoding.

October 7, 2016
Coordinator:
Jon Stiles

This introduction will discuss what data the Census collects, how it can be accessed and used, what the content and geographic coverage of the surveys are, and issues or concerns to think about when considering such data for your research needs. 

October 7, 2016
Coordinator:
Sharon Sagiv

This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of grant proposal writing. The presentation will provide an overview of the process of developing an NIH Research Grant (R series), though other grant mechanisms will be mentioned as well. The workshop will also introduce the grant submission process and grant review.

October 6, 2016
Coordinator:
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. The focus will be on U.S.

October 6, 2016
Coordinator:
Evan Muzzall

It is often said that 80% of data analysis is spent on the process of cleaning and preparing the data. This workshop will introduce tools (notably dplyr and tidyr) that makes data wrangling and manipulation much easier. Participants will learn how to use these packages to subset and reshape data sets, do calculations across groups of data, clean data, and other useful stuff.

October 5, 2016
Coordinator:
Natalie Ahn

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. This interactive workshop will cover:

October 4, 2016

Join the Qualitative Methods Group for a conversation with Dr. Jovan Lewis on ethnographic methods. Dr. Lewis will provide an overview of ethnography including its three central components.

October 4, 2016
Coordinator:
Chris Hench

This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

October 4, 2016
Coordinator:
Karen Andrews

EndNote is a bibliographic management software program that helps you organize the citations you find when doing research. It also lets you quickly insert these citations into your paper or report and converts them into any of thousands of different styles with a click or two, saving you hours of time when writing papers.

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