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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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June 18, 2015
Coordinator:
Andy Eschbacher

CartoDB.com is a versatile cloud-powered spatial database, mapping, analysis and visualization engine that facilitates the process of building spatial applications for both web and mobile devices. The platform is currently used by major news organizations, research institutions, non-profits and geospatial application developers.

June 17, 2015 to June 19, 2015
Coordinator:
Nick Adams

** THIS INTENSIVE HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

We apologize for any inconvenience.

This INTENSIVE offers an introduction to a range of Text Analysis approaches, including dictionary methods, classification and machine learning, TF-IDF, clustering, and topic modeling. Tutorials are performed in R with RStudio.

June 8, 2015
Coordinator:
Felix Elwert

If you have need to deal with unobserved confounding, selection, or measurement error, this course is for you. This course teaches a rigorous applied survey of modern IV analysis and related techniques, such as regression discontinuity design. We present classical and very recent results from econometrics, statistics, biostatistics, and computer science with a focus on what is useful in practice. The course is aimed at graduate students and researchers in the social sciences, population health sciences, and business.

June 1, 2015
Coordinator:
Felix Elwert

If you want to know how to extract causal information from observed data, this course is for you. The course is aimed at graduate students and researchers in the social sciences, population health sciences, and business. We introduce key tools from statistics, economics, and computer science to learn when and how researchers can draw causal conclusions from observational (non-experimental) data. We adopt the modern potential outcomes framework of causal inference and draw liberally on graphical notation and conventional structural equations to aid understanding.

May 29, 2015
Coordinator:
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?

Workshop: R Intensive
May 26, 2015 to May 29, 2015
Coordinator:
Clara Cohen, Chris Krogslund, Dillon Niederhut

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!

This four day R Intensive will provide an introduction to R.

Day 1: R for Beginners with Clara Cohen

May 26, 2015
Coordinator:
Rochelle Terman

This workshop will present options for developing a personal website to promote your academic or professional activities. We will demo and discuss some of the different tools, technologies, and web hosting platforms, including Github pages, Wordpress, Wix, and Drupal. We will also touch on design and content strategies. The workshop will assume no programming or web development experience.

May 26, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Coordinator:
Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana

This workshop series 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: Stata Intensive
May 26, 2015 to May 28, 2015
Coordinator:
Garret Christensen

This 3-part Stata workshop will take place in a teaching computer lab environment, using publicly available data replicating a published economics paper. 

DAY ONE will cover:

May 18, 2015 to May 22, 2015
Coordinator:
Dav Clark, Dillon Niederhut

Get an orientation to the basics of working with social science data in python. We'll start from the ground up, from the basics of naming variables, making decisions, and repeating operations.

May 8, 2015
Coordinator:
Falk Schuetzenmeister

This workshop will provide an introduction to spatial databases using PostGIS, an extension to PostgreSQL, a free and open source database management system. Topics to be covered include installing PostGIS, creating a spatial database, importing spatial data, and querying spatial data.  Some knowledge of PostgreSQL is recommended but not required.

May 7, 2015
Coordinator:
Hannah Laqueur

Come take a break from your end of the semester work and enjoy coffee, cookies, and nibbles at the D-lab! We will be hosting a study break on Thursday, May 7 from 3pm to 5pm. This is a great chance to learn about what will be happening at the D-Lab over the summer and to provide us with your ideas of what we should offer in the fall. Please register to make sure we have enough snacks.

May 7, 2015
Coordinator:
Dillon Niederhut, Juan Shishido

The microblogging platform Twitter has become a popular tool both for the analysis of social data (relationship networks, information transmission, linguistic changes) and creating conversations around social issues.

May 7, 2015
Coordinator:
Falk Schuetzenmeister

This workshop will provide an introduction to relational databases and SQL using PostgreSQL, a free and open source database. We will cover the basics of installing postgresql on a Windows PC, Mac, or linux computer, creating a new database and database tables, and querying and managing the databases with SQL. 

Workshop: Weighting
May 6, 2015
Coordinator:
Thomas L. Piazza

This workshop will cover the main types of weighting, to correct for bias in sample data. These types of weights are designed to compensate for different selection probabilities, to correct for non-response, and to post-stratify data to match the demographic distributions found in census data or other criterion distributions.

May 5, 2015

The D-Lab is hosting an orientation where graduate students interested in working at the D-Lab can come and learn more about the D-Lab, open positions, and the D-Lab Culture. Join past and current D-Lab grad students for 30 minutes of introduction and 30 minutes of Q&A.

May 4, 2015
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.

May 1, 2015
Coordinator:
Patty Frontiera

Come join us at an open-door, OpenStreetMap event to help digitize building footprint records to assist in the Nepal earthquake recovery efforts.  OSM tasking manager is a crowd-mapping tool funded by US-AID, the World Bank, AusAID, and others.

April 30, 2015
Coordinator:
Patty Frontiera

**Note: This workshop was rescheduled from Tuesday, April, 21 to Thursday April 30, 2015 **

Workshop: Advanced Stata
April 29, 2015
Coordinator:
Garret Christensen

This 3-hour Stata workshop is designed for people who have already taken D-Lab's 'Beginning Stata' and 'Intermediate Stata' workshops or have significant previous experience with Stata. Students will review regression analysis, and basic regression output, and discuss two major topics: 

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